Winners of the 2018 Annual National Sports Awards received a major boost when the Institute of Development Management (IDM) came on board as a sponsor and extended scholarship packages to them at the prestigious institution.
The partnership was announced in August 2018 by IDM Regional Director Richard Malikongwa. All winners will be given an opportunity to enrol at IDM for training in Personal Financial Management, Public Speaking and Personal Branding. Further IDM has pledged individual tuition fees for the Overall Sports Person of the Year, Female Sports Person of the Year and Male Sports Person of the Year to study courses of their choice.
Malikongwa said IDM is dedicated to growing great minds and building a generation of leaders for the future. He said the sponsorship presents an opportunity for IDM to impart relevant skills for the future in the sports arena, adding that they believe BNSC has what it takes to make a huge impact towards achieving their mandate as an institution. “We believe we are well positioned to be a partner of repute and note in the advancement of education agenda in the sports fraternity. This sponsorship will readily set a foundation for solid future relations between our institution and the Botswana sporting community,” said Malikongwa.
Based on the 2017 performances, the winners of the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) Awards were announced on September 15, 2018 at a glamorous event at Ba Isago Convention Centre.