The Marshall Islands Sport Education Program (MISEP) wrapped up another training course, this time focusing on the Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov) Sports Department.

The three-day course covered important topics in two main areas - Sports Administration and Community Coaching/Officiating. MISEP, under the auspices of the Oceania Sport Education Program, branches out from the Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee's efforts to partner with MALGov and community level sports organizations. MALGov Sports DepartmentChief Coordinator Chris Macphie requested this course to improve the skills of his partners and employees in their roles as sports organizers.

The course was led by Master Educator Kevin Harkey, with the help of sports educators Lani Ackley and Dimitrius Tarkwon.

Harkey observed that the MALGov group was excited and inquisitive. Running the course in Marshallese language aided the participants to be comfortable in speaking and expressing their minds.

Following the course, MALGov Sports Department committed to implement and organize future sports using the planning and organizing tools that they have learned during the three-day course.

Their performance will be assessed by MISEP as a follow up to the course. "It is exciting to see seasoned organizers continue to learn and challenge themselves for the benefit of the community," said Harkey.

"MISEP looks forward to future courses with schools, sports federations and other organizations."


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