Bujumbura, Burundi, April 2, 2015 – Burundi has continued its emphasis on improving the development of volleyball in the country after a FIVB Volleyball Cooperation Programme began on Monday.
FIVB Instructor Jaouad Berrada said the course began well, with most of the 30 participants training to also be physical education teachers in schools.
“The first two sessions have shown that students have a pretty good capacity in theory and practice,” he said. “This is due to their motivation and discipline.”
Additionally, most participants are expected to become teachers in several different cities currently suffering from shortage of referees.
Volleyball development has seen an upward spike in Burundi over the last seven years, with five training courses, four coaches and a referees training course organised in that time.
The country has already seen some of the benefits of this investment after success at the Africa U21 Championships in Togo in 2012.
The course will draw to a close on Friday.