Parents decry high cost of taekwando

Hitting the pockets: Parents say taekwondo is an expensive sport
Hitting the pockets: Parents say taekwondo is an expensive sport

Parents have voiced their concerns over “exorbitant fees” their children are required to pay to participate in taekwando competitions.

A relatively new sport in Botswana that was formed in 2007, taekwando only made its mark at the Second Africa Youth Games. Botswana Taekwando Federation (BTF) is determined to popularise the sport around the country, but faces financial constraints.

Gaofengwe Kepaletswe, whose child has been selected for a trip to South Korea, complained about the high costs.  Parents are expected for fork out P20,000 towards the 10-day trip to Asia.

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