by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
A total of 18 students attended; in addition to Carabobo, participants travelled from Anzoategui, Monagas, Bolivar and Sucre.
Locally matters were organised by Darwin Sanchez, the Director of the Foundation for the Development of Sport and by Mayelis Caripa from the National Olympic Committee, the Director responsible for the growth of sport throughout the country.
Mayelis Caripa addressed those present prior to the schedule commencing, words encouraging and motivating.
All responded enthusiastically to the efforts of Michel Garcia Brunicardi; an excellent environment was the result as course members responded with equal enthusiasm to the theory and practical sessions.
“Excellent, excellent, unforgettable, it was an extraordinary week where I acquired a lot of knowledge.” Ernesto Medina
“A week of learning and gaining knowledge, I shared with my colleagues, very interesting dynamics.” Mayker Rojas
“I’m in education, I’ve never been in a course that I liked so much.” Emanuel Palencia:
“Excellent, I was very impressed.” Doriana Fasano
“Excellent, I acquired more knowledge.” Carlos Bou Bou
Notably present to add to the value of the course was Jean-Pierre Giroud alongside Juan Corrales, both are Para athletes; Michel Garcia Brunicardi greatly appreciated their attendance.