The Malawi National Sports Council (MNSC) has come to the rescue of Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) through capacity building of sports masters in all the districts through tailored athletes programme.
MNSC are conducting seminars in all the regions of the county to equip sports teachers in schools to be able to nurture talent in primary and secondary schools.
On Wednesday, 200 teachers gathered at Kamuzu Institute of Sports (KIS) in Lilongwe where they were being drilled.
“The aim of this course is to give teachers and others working in primary schools skills and confidence to deliver enjoyable and engaging “run, jump, throw” lessons that focus on increasing understanding, skill acquisition, maximum participation with the aim of identifying natural talent and nurturing it,” said MNSC regional officer for the centre Isaac Phiri during the morning sessions at KIS.
He said based on Elevating Athletics Primary Resource (EAPR), the course demonstrates progression across all age groups in generic running, jumping and throwing activities.
“We have done this training in Dedza, Mponela and Mchinji. In the Northern Region the programmes are facilitated by MNSC regional sports officer Georgina Msowoya.
She already has been to Karonga and Rumphi.
In the South, Griffin Saenda is in charge of the sessions.
Saenda has already been to Mulanje and Zomba drilling sports teachers.
Massa general secretary Blackson Malamula has since expressed gratitude to MNSC for the training programme, saying it will go a long way in reviving athletes in primary school.
“Schools are the nursery for future stars and through such programmes as this we are laying a good foundation by technical capacity among sports teachers to develop good athletes,” said Malamula.