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Veidekke provides a big boost for ladies into sport.

posted 26 Mar 2014, 06:49 by ntobeko dlamini   [ updated 27 Mar 2014, 00:35 ]

Ladies sport will receive a big boost in uMkhanyakude with the establishment of a Women's Football & Development Centre in Mfekayi area. Through the football club FC Rosengard and Star For Life, Veidekke a Scandanavian Construction Company has donated with a sum of money to build this multi-purpose centre.

From left: Anna Nyman, Jean Danial Kabati, Cleo Mpungose, Asle Hermansen, Mtubatuba Mayor Mr Ntuli, Teacher at Masibonisane Mr SM Mkhize  and Jenny Henrichson.

The centre will offer a multi-purpose area; a hall for training sessions, workshops changing rooms and dormitories. This centre will be built just outside the Masibonisane High School soccer field, construction for this building is set to commence in August 2014, to be completed by the end of December 2014.

Mr Asle Hermansen of Veidekke planting with a learner from Masibonisane High School planting a tree.

Speaking at the ‘turning of the soil’ event at Masibonasane High School, Mr Asle Hermansen of Veidekke said they wish to develop the community and sport in general. He also said that this presented a great opportunity for young people who are interested in construction and building to learn and gain necessary skills. “There are many opportunities available for eager young people in construction and building, they should use this as a tool to improve their skills and learn more about health and safety in construction as this is very important for Veidekke,” said Asle.

About twenty job opportunities will be created and most of the employees will be unemployed post matriculates from Star For Life partnered schools. Star For Life has partnered with the Department of Economic Development to provide vocational training for young people who will be employed and they will not only gain skills in construction but also in entrepreneurship, health, environment and safety. The Department of Economic Development District Director in uMkhanyakude District Mr Cleo Mpungose, encouraged young people to take this opportunity seriously; “We have a serious shortage of qualified construction workers and artisans, this is a great opportunity for both young people interested in launching their careers in construction and building,” said Mpungose.

The Football For Life Manager, Anna Nyman said this donation will give a tremendous boost to the Project, where the aim is to use football and it’s dynamics as a tool to improve young girls’ health in a holistic perspective.