Rundu to host hearing-impaired tourney

11 July 2019 | Sports

Maria Mwengere Secondary School, located on the outskirts of Rundu in Kavango East, is hosting the Winter Deaf School Sports Tournament this year.

The tournament, held annually, invites schools with hearing-impaired learners from all over the country to compete for top honours in three sport categories.

The schools will be competing in football, volleyball and netball from today until Saturday.

A member of the organising committee and teacher at Maria Mwengere Secondary School, Erna Muronga, told Nampa on Tuesday that the tournament encourages learners with hearing difficulties to take part in sport.

“Some of them will be selected to be part of the regional and national sport teams of people with disabilities,” she said.

Muronga said there will be a lot of activities during the tournament, including a beauty pageant to crown Mr and Miss Winter Deaf School Sports Tournament that will take place at the school.

“We call on members of the public to come in their numbers to support these special learners, the tournament as well as the beauty pageant,” she said. People should come to support the learners and witness for themselves how these learners with hearing difficulties can play sport, Muronga added.

Maria Mwengere Secondary School won the tournament last year, which was hosted by Eluwa Special School in the Ohangwena Region.

NAMPA

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