Funding worth $27,500 (£17,000/€22,000) has been donated to the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) by the Foundation for Global Sports Development in order to improve communication.
Written by Nick Butler of Inside the Games – Read the original article here.
The funding, provided as part of the Foundation’s partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will be put towards 55 laptops distributed throughout ANOCA’s membership.
This will allow improved internal communication as well as better support between National Olympic Committees, with the hope that this will improve efficiency and professionalism and, hopefully, facilitate better performances, in both an administrative and a sporting sense.
It should also increase the abilities of ANOCA members to publicise their work, which would enhance opportunities to gain sponsorship and other commercial support, it is claimed.
This marks a latest example of USOC helping to develop sport in Africa after equipment – consisting of sports shoes, jerseys, shorts and tracksuits – was donated to the Somone Olympic Africa Centre in Senegal earlier this year.
The Foundation for Global Sports Development, meanwhile, has provided financial support and guidance to organisations using sport for wider development throughout the world for over two decades.
The latest funding has been announced alongside various other projects, including a pledge of $375,000 (£234,000/€299,000) in grants to support charities focusing on improving the lives of young people through sports, educational, and health based programmes.
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