WINDHOEK, APRIL 24 – The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture will host its 12th Annual Social Sports Event from 06 May – 09 May 2019 in Windhoek, Khomas region, where teams from 15 Regional Directorates of Education, Arts and Culture including Head Office and non-teaching staff will be participating.
They are expected to compete in three sporting codes namely: soccer, netball and volleyball.
The tournament, themed, “TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE” will start off with a drive through parade on 06 May 2019 as from 07:00 through Independence Stadium to the Windhoek Technical High School Sports Grounds. This will be followed by an official opening slated for at 08:30.
The tournament is a team-building and wellness activity of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture held annually.
The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture Social Sport Club was established with the aim to create a platform for staff members at the Regional Offices, Head Office, NIED and non-teaching staff members in schools and hostels to, among others: Socialize and create work related links and share best work practices whilst taking part in different sport codes; Interact and learn each other’s cultures and practices; Encourage and promote all forms of sport codes, social and recreational activities for all participating staff members; and Ensure that staff members accelerate to having healthy bodies with healthy minds.
In addition to the sports code in which the staff members will be participating in, 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 Ms 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 / courts and establish lasting links for the betterment of the Ministry as a whole.
The event has already been hosted by Kunene Region (2008), Kavango Region (2009), ||Kharas Region (2010), Erongo (2011), Head Office (2012), Otjozondjupa (2013), Oshikoto Region (2014), Oshana region (2015) and Zambezi region (2016), Hardap (2017), Omaheke (2018). – NDN Staffer