BY JONATHAN SIBONA
The PNG Basketball Federation celebrated International Children’s Day last Sunday (November 20).
BFPNG recognizes that children are the future of the nation.
Federation President Karo Lelai said through the Hoops for Health (H4H) programs, BFPNG seeks to provide children with a stimulating and conducive environment for learning life skills such as teamwork and values.
“Values such as respect which we hope will foster community cohesion in the future.
The leaders of tomorrow are part of that demographic that makes up the majority of PNG’s population. “
“It makes BFPNG an important mission to help nurture the growth of our children through sport to teach at an important stage in their growth.”
She said BFPNG is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for children to learn sports through programs such as Basketball For Good (B4G) supported by Team Up and the FIBA Foundation.
“We thank the FIBA Foundation and Team Up for their continued support in the service of our young people,” she said.
General Manager Alu Vegoa also said that other H4Hholiday activities, including wellness programs, will be part of the December program.
He said the venue would be the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex, where BFPNG may be able to more effectively implement COVID-19 measures as part of its response strategy.
“This particularly applies to the club championships, if the board of directors approves it at the NCDC.
The other place that is considered is Ela Beach where we can use it.
“All of this is of course submitted to the BFPNG, in conjunction with the approvals of the Sports Pandemic Committee. In the meantime, the COVID-19 emergency plan is being developed. “