NPC officials and athlete to depart for Morocco

16 Apr 2019 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 16 APR (NAMPA) – Three coaches and an athlete will travel to Marrakech, Morocco to attend a seminar, workshop and para athletes grand prix that will be held in that country.
Coach Barbra Fernandez and athlete Martha Hitekalute will travel to Marrakech on Thursday where they are expected to attend a para athletics women’s training camp before Hitekalute competes in a grand prix that will be held from 22 to 25 April.
Coaches Michael Hamukwaya and Thoini Kasheeta will travel to Marrakech on Sunday to attend a workshop on how to organise para-athletics events. It focuses on a systematic approach driven by Agitos Foundation in strengthening the capacity of National Paralympic Committees in Africa.
Hamukwaya told Nampa on Tuesday that the Agitos Foundation is creating a sustainable impact on the growth of the Paralympic movement in the different African regions.
“Coach Barbra and Martha will first attend a training camp which is aimed at increasing female participation in para sports. This trip to Morocco is fully funded by Agitos,” he said.
The coach added that as Namibians they are lucky to have been selected by the foundation.
“Our aim when we travel to Morocco is to learn how these events are organised. We want to gain knowledge which we will come implement back home,” Hamukwaya said.
He stated that it would be good if other Southern African countries are also invited to the training as it will help the different federations in organising events in the region.
The Moroccan capital of Rabat will host the first ever African Para Games in January 2020, which will act as a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualifier in some events.