Erongo teachers to receive volleyball training

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Teachers in the Erongo inland constituencies will this weekend participate in a workshop by the Erongo Volleyball Association, where they will be taught basic volleyball skills.

The volleyball training, which is aimed at empowering teachers in the Daures, Omaruru and Karibib constituencies, will be funded by QKR Navachab Gold Mine and will be held in the town of Karibib.

Speaking during the launch of the Navachab Gold Mine half-marathon here on Tuesday, the mine’s Public Relations and Communications Officer McLyn Sakale said they had a baseline study conducted which identified that more sporting activities are needed to benefit Erongo youth.

“We have to start at a developmental level and therefore we want to bring all teachers and clubs in the Erongo Region together, with the help of the Erongo Volleyball Association, to train teachers and some of the club officials in these constituencies in the basic skills of the game, which they will in turn transfer to the learners,” said Sakale.

He added that after the training, Navachab Gold Mine will give participating schools and clubs equipment such as volleyball nets, measured courts and balls for training and matches.

“At the end of this training, the role of the Erongo Volleyball Association will be to monitor if these schools are applying what they were taught because our idea is to start a volleyball league that will see schools in these different constituencies in Erongo competing against each other,” Sakale said.

Erongo Region sports officer Berthold Karumendu said QKR Navachab Gold Mine has availed N.dollars 30 000 for the training. Nine high schools from the Daures, Omaruru and Karibib constituencies will benefit from the sponsorship.

Meanwhile, senior sports officer in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, Roger Kambatuku, said they are thankful to sponsors for helping the ministry achieve its mandate of developing sports in the country.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency