Twenty of those were Port Moresby-based while the remaining four where from the Momase region office.
Half the staff received their Sports In Communities (SiC) Administrators certificates while the rest received their Community Coaches & Officials certificates (CC&O).
HPS PNG Director, Aaron Alsop said the organisation supported the concept of OSEP being delivered in PNG through the partnership with the Oceania National Olympic Committees and the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC).
“HP welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with PNGOC through Alurigo Ravusiro as the National OSEP Coordinator.
“As Director – HP, I fully support the opportunities to up skill and build the capacity of our HP team members.
“In turn they will then be better positioned, equipped and ready to deliver better services and programs for our sports, athletes and coaches,” said Alsop.
He further added that OSEP is a unique program in that it works all across the pacific.
The small but memorable occasion at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre was special also for staff who have recently joined the organization being accredited for the first time with a sporting certificate.
Alsop said HP was excited to be invited to help grow the streams of education within the OSEP program and was looking forward to finalising its calendar with the PNGOC for 2017.
The OSEP program is rolled out by the National Olympic Committees of each Pacific country with PNGOC being the mandated body for PNG.