MASERU — The Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC) held a week’s long Level 1 sports administration course that started on Monday and ends tomorrow.
The course was opened by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation, Majara Molapo.
In his speech, Molapo thanked the participants for making time to attend the course as it will help in the development of sport in the country.
“I would like to congratulate and pass my gratitude of thanks to all of you who managed to make it into this course,” Molapo said.
Participants were from different companies that had been sponsoring sports activities.
He said the cooperate world could be the difference in helping improve the standards of sports in the country and it was essential that companies be represented in this course.
“There are a few companies that have remained loyal to sports in the country and I’m confident that the number will increase after this training course as many companies are represented in here.
He pleaded for more support from the corporate world to partner with sports bodies such as LNOC.
He said the ministry is always prepared to offer support to the sports bodies as their aim is to see the country being well represented at the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games set for Rio De Janeiro, in Brazil.
LNOC secretary general, Morake Raleaka, said the course is aimed at opening up to the corporate world to understand the way they operate as a sports organisation.
“The course is aimed to give business sectors tactics on sports planning, managing and preparing.”
“The main purpose of this course is to help make the business world understand how sports bodies function especially us at LNOC,” said Raleaka.
He said they want the business sector to understand the needs of sporting associations.
“This training will help the corporate world to understand what is really needed in sport to see our teams and players enjoying success,” he said.
He said there will be more courses especially for participants that will do well.
The LNOC secretary general also announced that the Olympic body has received great support from a lot of companies over the years and it was time they involve them in their courses.