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NAPCOL holds workshop

Moorosi Tsiane

THE National Paralympics Committee of Lesotho (NAPCOL) held a one-day women in leadership workshop at the Resource Center for blind in Maseru yesterday.

According to NAPCOL president Limpho Rakoto the workshop is a follow up to a three-day seminar held by African Paralympic Committee (APC) from 25 to 27 May this year in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

At the South Africa meeting, NAPCOL was represented by Leetoane Kheoane and Itumeleng Qhoai.

“This workshop is basically aimed at encouraging women to strive for leadership in sporting associations,” Rakoto said.

“Gauteng the APC registered its worries that the statistics of women who are assuming leadership roles in different national paralympics committees throughout the continent as the numbers seem to be deceasing each time.

“We therefore decided to engage women in the country so that they can pursue leadership positions in our associations.

“Today we had the participants from the Gauteng meeting sharing what they learnt. The seminar was open for every woman from our clubs and centers who are in administrative roles or at least athletes who are close to retirement.”

She further stated that it is only 1 percent of woman who are in administration across the continent and there are only four women presidents in 47 National Paralympics Committees in the continent.

“There are only four women presidents throughout the continent and Lesotho is much better because it has four women members out of nine members in NAPCOL. The target is that by our next general elections which will be in December 2019 we want to see more woman challenging for those top positions in the association,” Rakoto said.

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