THE Namibia Sports activities Fee (NSC) Advertising and marketing and Public Relations Officer (PRO) Chalo Chainda has urged native athletes to use for a research mortgage by way of NSFAF.
In a latest interview with Desert Radio, Chainda mentioned 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 academic establishments regionally and overseas.
Chainda pleaded with athletes to go on the NSFAF web sites to use for the research mortgage. He mentioned that after athletes retire from the sphere of play, they’ll make use of the qualification obtained not simply to get employment but in addition to create employment for others.
The Fee public relation officer warned that placement is proscribed and that the due date is thirty first March 2022.
“This isn’t a grant however a research mortgage and all necessities to do with the reimbursement are in place, Nonetheless, there are additionally different strategies of fee particularly when come to athletes who’re excelling very nicely.”
“We actually wish to empower our folks and never depend on outsiders. We now 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 mentioned the appliance type ought to be accompanied by a motivation letter as there’s an in-house committee that can nominate candidates primarily based on deserves.
He mentioned athletes can apply for numerous programs similar to sports activities diet, sports activities dietician, information analyses, monitor data, excessive efficiency administration, sports activities advertising and marketing and administration, sports activities journalism, sports activities legislation and facility administration to say however a number of.
“Sports activities has a multiplier impact and may actually present employment to others. This research mortgage can have a pivotal position the place athletes also can research enterprise administration as a result of most athletes profitable prise monies have no idea the best way to use the cash gained,” he warned.
Chainda mentioned this the ultimate 12 months 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 area 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 method to have a life after retiring from lively sport is to empower oneself by way of training.
He mentioned there are athletes learning exterior Namibia particularly the bachelor in sports activities administration.
Chainda known 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.