Gaborone. Botswana hosted MEMOS’ second module from 23rd January to 2nd February 2017, a class of 38 participants hailing from 37 different countries and sports organisations worldwide, one of them being Wedu Motswetla a Manager responsible for member relationships with the Botswana National Olympic Committee. Botswana is the second country to ever host a MEMOS module in Africa after Rwanda, and that is an honour.
The Executive Masters in Sport Organization Management, known as “MEMOS” is a Sports Management Post-Graduate programme that is offered in three (3) languages; English, French and Spanish, with a mission to help professionals working in national or international sports bodies to develop the knowledge required to better manage their organisations. The MEMOS programme is facilitated by Olympic Solidarity and receives unique endorsement from International Olympic Committee (IOC). Two of the four modules are held at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and the rest in two cities of choice worldwide.
The Assistant Minister of Youth Empowerment Sport and Culture Development, Hon. Kefentse Mzwinila paid a courtesy call to the class on Monday, 30th January 2017. Hon. Mzwinila expressed the Government’s gratitude towards Olympic Solidarity for choosing Gaborone to host this second module of MEMOS. “This event puts the country on a pedestal, in hosting delegates from so many countries across the globe, who will subsequently get the opportunity to experience Botswana’s prolific hospitality, garnished by its beautiful tourism and culture which we believe it shall lead them to market Botswana in a positive light in their home countries,” Mzwinila said.
A total of six (6) Batswana have benefitted from the programme since its inception, namely Sesupo Mosweu, Moses Moruisi, Tuelo Serufho, Dorothy Tlagae, Tapiwa Masunga and finally Wedu Motswetla who is currently reading for her MEMOS this year.