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SWAL Holds Capacity Build Workshop

The Sport Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) has announced a pending workshop to build the capacity of its members. According to the leadership of SWAL, the workshop is slated for 21-22 March at the Headquarters of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on Clay Street, Monrovia.

The Association said about 50 sports writers in Liberia are expected to benefit from the two-day capacity building workshop. Several individuals, who have made tremendous strides in sports, government and the private sector, are expected to serve as facilitators.

A SWAL’s release said PUL Assistant Secretary General D. K. Sengbeh will provide some fundamentals of journalism to the participants, while  former SWAL Vice President now Assistant Information Minister at the Ministry of Information Albert Jaja, will give the official opening statement and later, the purpose of the workshop will be outlined by Mr. Hassan Kaiwu, who serves as Director of Communication at the Ministry of Agriculture and Chairman for SWAL training programs.

SWAL says the first speaker of the day will be former BBC Sports Correspondent for Liberia Ledgerhood Rennie, currently Deputy Director-General for Media Services at the Liberia Broadcasting System.

Ledgerhood is expected to lecture on the topic ‘Match Reporting in Football’, while current BBC Sports Correspondent, Zoegar Jaynes will close the first day’s lectures on the topic ‘Rules of Basketball’.

PUL President Peter Quaqua, currently a law student at the University of Liberia, will lecture on the topic ‘Media Law and Ethics’ with Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA) boss closing the day on the topic, ‘Laws of Football’. SWAL is calling on its members to turn out in mass for the opportunity which will go a long way in building their capacity.

Meanwhile, this Saturday, March 23, 2013, SWAL will play Liberia Football Association (LFA) Ballers in a football match to climax the training workshop.

SWAL President Fombah Kanneh, who is expected to captain the Pen Pushers during the encounter, will come face to face with his counterpart from the LFA Musa Bility who, according to reports, has warned LFA workforce not to take the game for granted. Both institutions will use the match to strengthen the good working relationship built over the years.

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