28 March 2017 - Saara Helondo invited to a sports management course to Germany

Saara Helondo invited to a sports management course to Germany Enlarge image Mr Ullrich Kinne, Cultural Councillor of the German Embassy congratulated Mrs Helondo on having received this scholarship and wished her an informative and inspiring trip to Germany. (© German Embassy)

The organisation, financing and marketing of sports as well as event and human resources management are crucial pillars for the growth and success of sports in a country. As part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the German Foreign Office, the Sports Faculty of the University of Leipzig thus offers a 4-month course on the topic of “Sports Management” for sports experts from developing countries.

After three Namibian participants already successfully completed the course over the last two years, a further Namibian sports officer in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services will study “sport management” in Leipzig. Upon the invitation of the Federal Foreign Office, Mrs Saara Helondo will absolve the 4-month-course from 3 April to 31 July 2017. In a meeting at the German Embassy, Ms. Helondo thanked the German Government for the opportunity and said that sports is an important tool that can be used to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. “I believe that this can only be achieved through proper planning of inclusive sports programmes, targeting the marginalized, women and the disabled”.

Mr Ullrich Kinne, Cultural Councillor of the German Embassy congratulated Mrs Helondo on having received this scholarship and wished her an informative and inspiring trip to Germany.

The International Coaching Courses (ITK) look back on 50 years of tradition in Leipzig. Up until today, more than 4 000 sports experts from 144 countries have seized this opportunity.