3 November 2012

Zambia: GIZ, YDF Pump K100 Million in Training Sports Administrators

THE German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in partnership with Youth Development through Football (YDF) South Africa has pumped about K100 million (US$ 20,000) into training of local administrators for the development of sports in the country.

Sports for Social Change Network (SSCN) Zambia has since organised a sports event management workshop at Lusaka's Cresta Golf View Hotel.

The training workshop which is being conducted by Donsie Wessel and Liana Laubscher of Altus Sport in South Africa is aimed at providing capacity development support that SSCN deliver to its members.

The workshop has attracted about 24 participants from the 17 sports for social change organisations based in Zambia and one of the coordinators, Laubscher said the capacity development in event management was critical to the work that sport for social change organisations as events that was the core of their delivery strategies.

She said the aim of the two-day workshop was developed to support sports organisation for SSCN in Southern Africa.

Laubscher said she was impressed with the participants' commitment towards learning new things in terms of events management.

She said it was the first time the workshop was being conducted in Zambia and that she was confident that participants would contribute to the organising of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six games that the country will host next month.

"The response from the participants is very encouraging; the enthusiasm is fantastic they are eager to learn new things in events management, I am glad to see organisation taking part in improving events management," Luabscher said.

And SSCN Zambia chapter chairperson Mara Michelo said the importance of training of social change organisation was key to the development and functioning of community sport in Zambia.

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