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Jean-Luc Agboyibo

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Jean-Luc is founder and president of Leading Youth, Sport and Development (LYSD). He believes that sports can reach young people in the spaces and places where they already are, speak to them in a language they understand, bring them together, and empower them. Jean-Luc came from a Togolese family of 17 children (13 sisters) and was raised by his mother and elder siblings. Being around women helped him understand the importance of women in society. As a teenager in 1999, he left Togo for France, where he experienced first-hand just how difficult integration can be. Because of that, LYSD is about more than just sports.

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