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Annual Social Sports Event kicks off

Annual Social Sports Event kicks off

Aili Iilonga
THE Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is currently busy with its 12th Annual Social Sports Event from 6 to 9 May 2019 in Windhoek,
The event is aimed at wellness and teambuilding.
Fifteen teams from the regional directorates of education, arts and culture, including head office and non-teaching staff, will be participating in the three sporting codes, namely soccer, netball and volleyball.
According to the ministry’s spokesperson Absalom Absalom, the event will start off with a drive-through parade on 6 May from the Independence Stadium to the Windhoek Technical High School Sports Grounds, followed by an official opening at 08:30.
“The tournament is a teambuilding and wellness activity of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture held annually. The Social Sport Club was established with the aim of creating a platform for staff members at the Regional Offices, Head Office, NIED and non-teaching staff members in schools and hostels to socialise and create work related links and share best work practices whilst taking part in different sport codes,” he said.
He noted that in addition to the sports activities, the evenings will be reserved for team building activities such as discussions by various divisions with regards to challenges they face when executing their functions at regional offices, as well as Head Office and NIED.
“The customary Miss Education beauty pageant will also be one of the event’s evening highlights, in which staff members will get an opportunity to network away from the demands of the sports fields and establish lasting links for the betterment of the ministry as a whole,” he stated.
The Omaheke Region hosted the previous event.

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