As Lagos Sports Summer Camp Ends, Children Relish Expreience, Commend Sanwo-Olu

Posted on September 12, 2021

The children display the gifts giving to them by the Lagos State Government after the camping

It was an exciting Season-ending for all participants of the last phase of the 2021 Lagos Sports Summer Camp on Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The mood of the children showed that they did not want the show to end.

Some of the participants relished their positive experience at the seven day camp which was attended by 120 school children aged between 9 and 14 from different areas in the state. The camp was designed to expose participants to 60 percent sports and 40 percent life skills.

In the last day in camp, some of the campers recounted a memorable experience that they said would linger on in their life for a very long time, while it has also impacted their lives as responsible citizens of Lagos State.

According to Jimoh Ester, a camper from lkorodu, she stated that during the seven day in the camp, what she has learnt would make her an independent child.

One of the parents with his child

“I want to say that I have learnt life skills that would make me a self- independent child with less reliance on my parents. Is it in the area of sports or the soft skills that I have learnt at the camp? I am happy that I have the opportunity to be among the participants at this very educative and informative gathering,” she said.

Also speaking during the departure, Salami Halima Ayomide, from Ketu – Epe enthused that she was going home a very different child because of the life skills knowledge in hat making and power bank production. If I were not oppurtuned to be part of the show at this camp, what I have learnt here would not have been possible. Also, I have been exposed to taekwondo and my interest in the sport is very high now. Thank you to Lagos State Government for organizing this very educative camping”.

Abang Henry Odey from Ajegunle disclosed that he enjoyed all the activities at the camp from the sports , life skills, the movie night and dancing competitions.

Some of the parents waiting to receive their children before the departure

“I want to say that I enjoyed every bit of the activities at the Lagos Sports Summer Camp”.

Ogundare Martin-Luther from Ijesha in Surulere said that Lagos Sports Summer Camp was a place to be. He added that all the activities at the camp were very exciting and educative.

“I really want to say that all the activities at the camp were very exciting and educative. I am happy to be among the participants,” he said..

Meanwhile, the testimonies were not from the children alone, so also were the parents who spoke of what they saw of the camping exercise. They thanked the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State Sports Commission for the initiative of the Lagos Sports Summer Camp.

Director School Sports of the Sports Commission, Mrs. Oluwasanmi (middle) felicitating with the children

Mr. Kasumu Isiaka Oladipo said that he monitored the camping activities Live on the Lagos State Government Website.

“I have been monitoring the live activities of the Lagos Sports Summer Camp on the Lagos State Government website and I saw how the campers were making power banks, engaging in martial arts and other sporting activities and I am impressed.

“I want to say thank you to Governor Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State Sports Commission for the initiative of Lagos Sports Summer Camp,” he said.

Mrs. Omolara Ogunowo disclosed that the Lagos Sports Summer Camp taught the children to be independent and responsible children.

“I am very happy that my child was among the participants at this year’s Lagos Sports Summer Camp and by participating, I am sure he is going home a changed child through what he has learnt here. The participants would be self-independent and know that without their parents being around, they can still survive,”Mrs Ogunowo said.

The Public Affairs Unit of the Sports Commission ensures that the summer camp received wide publicity as it last

It will be recalled that the Season 2 of the Lagos Sports Summer Camp commenced with Phase 1 held in Badagry from 15th to 21st August, Phase 2 took place in Ikorodu from 22nd to 28th August and Phase 3 in Surulere from 5th to 11th September.

All the participants at the three phases were kitted, given Certificates of Participation, souvenirs and gift items.

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