The Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) has said that plans are underway to have the martial art discipline included in the mainstream education system.
A ZKU memorandum sent to Style Heads and or Branch Chief notes that the union was requested to submit the curriculum that schools will be using. Reads the memo:
The ZKU national executive is currently in liaison with the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) for the inclusion of karate in the mainstream education system. The ZKU has been requested to urgently submit a karate curriculum for consideration. Because each style has its own unique syllabus, we instantly require the input of all style heads for us to come up with a curriculum that will be comprehensive and that will apply to all bona fide styles of the ZKU.
May each Style Head/Branch Chief submit the syllabi of their styles by Saturday 4 July 2020 to the Secretary-General (email@example.com) to enable the executive committee to draft an all styles encompassing Karate Curriculum for submission to the SRC during the week ending 10 July 2020.
The discipline which is one of the underfunded sports categories in the country has put in place a projects committee for resource mobilisation for national teams.