A seminar on youth and sports management for Malawi sponsored by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) beganon Wednesday in Beijing.
The training, which is taking place at the prestigious Academy for International Business (Aibo) was officially opened by the institution’s vice-president Guo Ce and was graced by Hilaria Chibwana from the Malawi consulate in China. Guo said the seminar is evidence of deepening friendship between Malawi and China.
He said since the establishment of diplomatic relations with Malawi in 2008, the two countries have embarked on exchange programmes in education, culture and sports, among other areas.
“As a government, we appreciate the cooperation that is there between your government and PRC. This seminar is part of our deepening friendship with your country,” he said.
Chibwana urged the participants to use the training to transform youth and sports policies in Malawi.
“This is a big opportunity to learn from our Chinese partners who have done better than us in youth policy and sports management. Learn from the experts and use this knowledge to transform youth and sports policy in Malawi,” said Chibwana.
She thanked the Chinese Government for sponsoring the course.
The Malawi participants at the training include district sports officers Therisiwe Hara, Grey Kalampa, Stella Mazinga, Janet Makawa, Nellie Seyani, Ekima Chikafa, Kettie Mwalweni, Ellen Sibande, Edward Malumelo and Albertson Mwale.
Also in attendance are reporters Frank Kandu from Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Radio, Bernard Ndege from MBC TV, Ruth Kenani from Sports Council and leader of delegation Justice Msopera.
—Singayazi Kaminjolo is reporting from Beijing, China.