February has been a month dedicated to dreams for MOT Norway, and we’ve been on a mission to inspire youth to dream big! The dream period is an important reinforcement period for us, and we want to share some of the things we do during it.
Dreams create so many possibilities, they give us something to strive towards and help us create a sense of purpose in our lives. Plus, they can be a whole lot of fun. However, dreaming alone is not enough – it is crucial to share your dream with others. This is what we have encouraged youth to do, as we have collected dream applications from schools around the country.
Some of these dreams have been selected by Andreas Ebbesen, who in 2003 became the youngest person to cross Greenland at the age of 13. This project resulted in a dream fund that opened the opportunity for more youth to fulfill their dreams. Andreas and his dad are still selecting dreams that they want to come true.
One of these dreams came from Jonas, a basketball-loving youth from Bergen. In his dream application, Jonas shared his dream of meeting and training with his role model Marco Elsadadi, a professional basketball player and national team star.
Marco himself surprised Jonas by visiting him and his class! The two of them even had a basketball shoot-off during recess in the rain. And to top it all off, Marco invited Jonas to join him at a basketball game where they’ll have a rematch.
Through magical moments like this, we hope to show the importance of dreaming and inspire youth to chase after their dreams.