On 10 May 2013, World Archery announced the partnership agreement with the Olympafrica foundation in order to introduce archery in one of the centres. As a result, the centre of Banifou in Niamey, Niger has been selected and a workshop took place from 2-4 September 2013 to teach local carpenters how to produce archery equipment with local material. Go Back
The best Indian equipment producer, Joris POULOSE UMMACHERILE (IND), conducted the workshop on how to produce handle, limb, clicker, arrow rest, sight, plunger button, string and arrows to 14 carpenters from Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Niger.
The participants were delighted and enjoyed the workshop very much; some were even in advance working 45 minutes before the start of the class. They were all very enthusiastic and fully eager to learn throughout the courses. As of now, these carpenters will be able to provide local produced equipment to their respective countries in order to further develop archery.
The carpenters from Niger shall provide equipment to the kids taking part in the archery activities in the Olympafrica centre of Banifou and World Archery is at the moment working on securing the facility.
Furthermore, coaches have been recently trained during the regional coaches’ course held from 22-28 August 2013 with the support of World Archery and Olympic Solidarity. This will also contribute to the development of archery within Olympafrica centres in the future.
WA Development and Education Department