Sport administrator prepared to undergo international training

The chairperson of the PNG Athletes Commission, Karo Lelai is ready for the second module of MEMOS (Master Exécutif en Management des Organisations Sportive) training in Botswana.

MEMOS is a training for the Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management.

The Mission of MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management) is to help professionals working in national or international sports bodies develop the knowledge and skills required to better manage their organizations.

Supported through a scholarship from the International Olympic Committee through Olympic Solidarity and the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Lelai is the fourth person in Papua New Guinea to undertake the MEMOS programme after Auvita Rapilla, Andrew Lepani and Alex Davani.

Lelai successfully completed her first module in Switzerland last month. The program runs for 12 months and is done in four modules.

The second module will be done in Botswana followed by the third in Netherlands before finishing the last one back in Lausanne.

When speaking to Lelai, she said it was a great experience to be working with other professionals and sharing valuable ideas and knowledge to help each other.

“I relished the opportunity to engage constructively with participants from other countries, I realized that we had different ways of dealing with the same problems.

“It was also wonderful to see a new country and learn about the people and their culture there,” she said.

Lelai’s paper on Good Governance will be presented in Lausanne during the final module of the program.

Lamech Janimbo