3rd Asisat Oshoala/New Era Foundation School Project Lights Up Oko Baba Youth Centre In Ebute Metta

Posted on May 11, 2024

 

The third edition of Asisat Oshoala Foundation School Project for Girl-child in Nigeria in conjunction with the First Lady, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu’s New Era Foundation was held on Friday at Oko Baba Youth Centre, Ebute Metta, Lagos.

It was thrills and frills as the participants from no fewer than six schools in and around Ebute Metta were taking up on some rudiments and basics of the round leather game by the facilitators of the event proudly supported by American sportswear company, Nike, Germany’s Women Win and Emzor Pharmaceuticals

The school project, aims at empowering the next generation of girl-child, is a pet project of African Woman Footballer of the Year award winner, Asisat Oshoala supported by the Nigerian First Lady. At Asisat Oshoala Foundation and New Era Foundation where all-round education and sports remain priority.

Former Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Lagos State, Agboola Dabiri, who was a guest at the event on Friday applauded the initiative. He said that Oshoala, former captain of the Super Falcons, has done so much to impact Nigerian girls to find their rhythm being perfected in both football and education.

Some of the girls who participated at the third edition of the school project described event as a veritable platform to discover their gift of playing football and their experience remains memorable.

Ojediran Fathia thanked the First Lady, Mrs Tinubu and Oshoala for the opportunity given to her and her colleagues to be part of the school project.

“It’s amazing getting myself playing football here and mixing with other girls. I must confess, I am so excited,” Ojediran said.

To Stephanie Happiness, it was a lifetime opportunity to be part of the exciting event anchored by Asisat Oshoala who she looks up to as a role model and a big sister.

The train of Asisat Oshoala Foundation School Project has been moving round the local governments and communities in Lagos State which include Agege, Ajegunle, Isolo, Ikorodu, Mushin, Ajah, Surulere and Yaba. It is expected to go round other 30 local government areas in subsequent editions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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