Kachasu, a renowned female wheelchair tennis player has been presented with a chance to start learning leadership and administration skills before she retires from playing competitive wheelchair tennis.
The University of Zimbabwe student, who has a physical disability, (leg amputated) beat other applicants to land the opportunity to start learning about sport administration and leadership.
“I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected as one of the youth leaders to participate in the 2012 UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp in Doha, Qatar from January 9-19,” stated the invite.
The Camp is to be attended by participants with ages ranging from 18 to 25 with all costs for the course being catered for.
The aim of the programme is to enable paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.
Zimbabwe Paralympic Committee secretary Lewis Garaba confirmed the development and wished Kachasu the best in her tour.
“We have since received the communication stating that Kachasu was successful, so it’s up to her now to make proper preparations for the leadership course which is fully paid for by the hosting organisation, United Nations.
Speaking to Standardsport, Rejoice Timire, the executive director of the Disabled Women Support Organisation said their organisation just went for Kachasu’s application after going through it and other applications and forwarded her name to the Zimbabwe Paralympic Committee.
“After a rigorous exercise we then agreed as a committee that Precious’ application was the best and we forwarded it to the Zimbabwe Paralympic Committee who also forwarded it to United Nations with other applications and she emerged the winner.
“As an organisation that represents disabled women we are very happy with the development; we would want to take this opportunity to wish her the best in her endeavours to be a future leader,” Timire added.