GIZ makes donation to sport ministry

The ministry of sport, youth, and national service received 52 laptops from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on 16 March. The laptops came with pre-installed software to assist the ministry in its endeavour of conducting a Namibia Sport Development Index (NSDI). A handover took place, and 1 600 manuals printed by Sport4Life and developed with sports federations Basketball4Life, Football4Life and Volleyball4Life, were handed over to the ministry.

The donation, valued at over N$1 million, was graciously accepted by sport minister Agnes Tjogarero. The laptops came with additional accessories and manuals to alleviate the duties and activities of ministry official.

The NSDI will take the form of a household survey and questions pertaining to physical activity and education. The results of this survey will benefit and contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well as the fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), consequently fulfilling the recommendations in the Kazan Action Plan (KAP) adopted at a conference of ministers and senior officials responsible for the sixth Physical Education and Sport.

In addition, the NDSI will complement a policy on integrated physical education and school sports that is currently in development. The donated laptops will also be utilised by sports officers throughout the country to efficiently execute their academic and sporting activities.

“The laptops and the 1 600 copies of printed Sport4Life manuals represent a major donation from the Sport4Development project that GIZ and the ministry have been collaborating on for several years. We remain very grateful and hope it will lead to the continued uptake of physical and sporting activities in Namibia,” Tjongarero said.