Zambian Government to partner with education institutions

Minister of Youth and Sports Hon. Vincent Mwale has said the Zambian Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports will partner with education institutions to help sports men and women acquire life skills to help them after retiring from their sporting careers. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Muyeba Chikonde has said it was important for people with sports careers to start preparing for their future before retiring from active sports.
 The Minister said this during a meeting with the European School of Economics (ESE) founder and president Elio D’anna, company director Kristin Sharpe and Joseph D’anna to discuss collaboration of the institution with the Ministry on various sports management and short course programmes.
He was in the company of Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde, Ministry of Youth and Sport planner Kangwa Mubanga and First Secretary-Trade Mrs, Irene Chengo Mudenda.
Mr. Mwale said sports men and women who wait until they retire before planning their future are likely to face problems and it was for this reason that the government wanted to partner with education organisations that are going to offer courses that will enable them find other careers after retirement.
He said it was about time that Zambian sports men and women changed their mindset and started thinking of their future while they were still active in their careers.
The Minister said that the Government was concerned about the welfare of sports people and wanted to equip them with skills that were going to help them continue contributing to the development of the country.And High Commissioner Chikonde said sports men and women were important because they unify the country and it was imperative to look after them even after their retirement but the only way to help them was to provide them with education. He said education should move hand in hand with sports because it would enlighten people with sporting careers on how to manage their finances and life after retiring.
 “Sports men and women need to be motivated. They need to prepare for their future and giving them an education is the best way. This will help them manage their lives and their finances and even prepare for their future,” he said.Meanwhile European School of Economics founder and president Elio D’anna said his institution was ready to partner with the Zambian government by providing short sports courses to sports men and women
 He said ESE Professional Programme will provide an expressive outlet for an array of the human needs, satisfying the desire to be challenged, succeed and to interact in a group. Mr. D’anna said his institution was ready to provide education to sports men and women and that help

them become leaders in future.

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