Dy. Secretary Women & Sports Commission, NOC Pakistan Ms. Ada Jaffery graduated after completing her Executive Masters in the Management of Sports Organization (MEMOS) from The International Olympic Committee Olympic Solidarity at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland earlier this week. Her research project titled “Developing a Model of Education based on Personal Development, Life Skills and Olympic Knowledge to Empower the National Team Athletes of Pakistan” was nominated for the prestigious Alberto Madella Award along with other three nominees from Australia, Belgium and Mexico. Madella trophy was awarded to the candidate of Belgium However; Jaffery’s project was considered the best amongst Canada, Germany, Ukraine, Slovenia and Belize. A total of 33 countries presented their projects at The Olympic Museum and were given their diplomas by Mr. Patrick BAUMANN IOC Member – Secretary General of FIBA – GAISF President and a MEMOSIAN.
Pakistan Olympic Association is working in line with the Olympic Agenda 2020 and the special 25 Recommendations of the IOC to bring a substantial change in sports organization by bringing parity in Gender Equality. Young enterprising women from all over Pakistan are encouraged to join hand with Pakistan Olympic Association for the promotion of The Olympic Values. Ms Jaffery is the first woman to have been selected by POA for this prestigious course keeping in line with its policy of gender empowerment.
President POA, Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Arif Hasan has praised Ms. Jaffery’s academic excellence at this Global Platform. He was glad to share that Ms. Ada will be speaking at MEMOS Convention II on the concept of “Global Olympic Schools” to be held at Portugal later in December 2018. Gen. Arif added that it is indeed a proud moment for the country because such an achievement by a Pakistani Women depicts the other side of the story in contradiction to what is portrayed on local and international media.