THE Namibia Sports activities Fee (NSC) Advertising and marketing and Public Relations Officer (PRO) Chalo Chainda has urged native athletes to use for a examine mortgage by way of NSFAF.
In a latest interview with Desert Radio, Chainda stated the Sports activities Fee has signed a three-year-old Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Namibia College students Monetary Help Fund (NSFAF) in 2019 for native athletes and sport directors to take up research at numerous instructional establishments regionally and overseas.
Chainda pleaded with athletes to go on the NSFAF web sites to use for the examine mortgage. He stated that when athletes retire from the sector of play, they will make use of the qualification obtained not simply to get employment but additionally to create employment for others.
The Fee public relation officer warned that placement is restricted and that the due date is thirty first March 2022.
“This isn’t a grant however a examine mortgage and all necessities to do with the reimbursement are in place, Nevertheless, there are additionally different strategies of cost particularly when come to athletes who’re excelling very properly.”
“We actually wish to empower our folks and never depend on outsiders. Now we have an MoU with Senegal and that there are establishments in South Africa, Botswana, Cuba and Jamaica the place athletes can apply.”
Chainda urged each the athletes and sport directors to use to establishments which might be accredited. He stated the applying kind needs to be accompanied by a motivation letter as there may be an in-house committee that may nominate candidates primarily based on deserves.
He stated athletes can apply for numerous programs similar to sports activities vitamin, sports activities dietician, knowledge analyses, observe data, excessive efficiency administration, sports activities advertising and marketing and administration, sports activities journalism, sports activities regulation and facility administration to say however just a few.
“Sports activities has a multiplier impact and might definitely present employment to others. This examine mortgage can have a pivotal function the place athletes also can examine enterprise administration as a result of most athletes successful prise monies have no idea learn how to use the cash received,” he warned.
Chainda stated this the ultimate yr of the MoU however is assured that talks will resume to make sure that the settlement continues in empowering Namibian athletes and sport directors.
“We wish to see athletes transferring from subject of play to creating jobs. Sports activities administration programs are provided on the College of Namibia (Unam) and the Namibia College of Science and Expertise (Nust).
The general public relation officer added that sporting careers are quick lived and that the one technique to have a life after retiring from lively sport is to empower oneself by way of training.
He stated there are athletes learning outdoors Namibia particularly the bachelor in sports activities administration.
Chainda referred to as on each the federation and umbrella our bodies to appoint athletes or advise eligible athletes who meet the NSFAF necessities to method the NSC workplace.