The IAAF is delighted with the progress of its new partnership with Nestlé. The latest IAAF/Nestlé Kids’ Athletics Lecturers’ course for Asian countries took place in the IAAF Regional Development Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia from 20 to 25 April 2012, and by the end of May, 60% of the planned events for 2012 will have been completed.
At the Jakarta RDC, 16 participants, representing 12 countries attended the course. These included Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.
To date 106 Kids’ Athletics lecturers have been educated in six courses that have been held in Ukraine, China (2 courses), Estonia, for a group of European Countries and Indonesia for the Asian countries mentioned above. Next month, 10 courses are planned and they show the global reach of this IAAF/Nestlé initiative since they include San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Central America countries as well as Turkey, Tunisia, Uganda and Egypt (2 courses), Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Argentina and Kenya.