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The National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) Board Member Dickson Jere this morning launched The Sport For Life Project in Lusaka.

The project, which aims to support young people across different parts of the world by empowering them with sports skills for human development has attracted 22 participants from across the country with at least 1 person representing each province.

Speaking at the Launch of the project, Mr. Jere who is also the Teqball Federation of Zambia President emphasized the important role that sport plays in the development of the country.

Mr. Jere said that, with the high rate of unemployment in the country, sport can be a key avenue in which jobs can be created.

NOCZ Board Member Dickson Jere addressing participants during the launch

He said sports has the potential of being an employment creation sector once enhanced.

He reaffirmed NOCZ's commitment to developing sports in the country and seeing to it that many athletes represent Zambia at the Olympics.

Mr. Jere encouraged the participants of the project to put in their best during the two weeks workshop.

Meanwhile, Sport for Life Africa Coordinator Leo Moreau said he is delighted to bring the project to Zambia as it is focused on human development through sports.

He expressed gratitude to NOCZ for the support offered towards the successful launch of the project.

Sport For Life Africa Coordinator, Leo Moreau speaking during the launch

Mr. Moreau also urged the participants to take the lifetime opportunity intently and seriously.

Zambia becomes the first anglophone country and the fifth country in the World after Timor-Leste, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, and Mozambique to launch the sport for life project which has attracted participants from all parts of the country.

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