Friday, July 14, 2017

Anadarko supports School Games

Imagem relacionadaUS oil giant Anadarko is to spend about 1.5 million meticais [around US$24,863 at current exchange rates] supporting the 13th Festival of School Games, which starts tomorrow, Friday, in Xai-Xai city, Gaza province.A statement from the Ministry of Youth and Sports says that the agreement formalising the support was signed in Maputo by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Ana Flávia Azinheira, and by the Director of Anadarko, in Mozambique, John Bretz.Speaking at the time, the Deputy Minister Azinheira stressed the importance of school games, which this year will take place under the motto “School Sports, Conserving Nature”, combining the search for talent and the environmental protection agenda.The event would also help athletes prepare for the the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) games, she added.“This support will help us achieve our main goal, which is to bring value to school games. We want to identify talented individuals and refer them to a training programme,” Azinheira said.
According to the deputy minister, the agreement signed with Anadarko is the beginning of a partnership that could be extended to other institutions.“We are sure we will find more partners, because this is a project all companies can identify with because it involves society, children and communities”, she noted, adding that the games would also serve as an opportunity to spread an anti-poaching message.Anadarko Mozambique director John Bretz said that the support was part of the company’s efforts to contribute to sustainable development in Mozambique.“We are proud to support this initiative, which enhances Mozambican sports and the country, and which introduces in this edition awareness about the protection of nature, which is of great importance for the sustainable development of Mozambique and the world,” Bretz said.“Being aware of its importance, Anadarko has been supporting various initiatives in the environmental area,” Bretz said, citing as an example the support given to Gorongosa National Park and the Niassa Reserve.The 2017 edition of the School Sports Games, to be opened by President Nyusi, will involve students from all provinces of the country competing in various modalities including football, handball, volleyball, basketball, athletics, gymnastics and traditional games.

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