PLAY IT DREAM IT MINI HANDBOOK GUIDE LAUNCH
The book “Success Tips for Internally Displaced Girls in Sport” was launched virtually on December 1, 2020 at 1pm GMT+1.
The mini handbook guide was supported by Fare Network and Global Sports Mentoring Program. It is a manual compilation of success nuggets delivered at the 2020 edition of the PLAY it DREAM it Conference, in commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child and #FootballPeople Weeks. The book will proffer solutions to the problems faced by refugee girls by providing them with success tips from sport experts on starting and excelling in a sport career. It will serve as a guide for every girl interested in building a career in sports, grassroots teams, physical and health education/sport teachers in schools.
The book launch started with the Nigerian national anthem and opening remarks by Mrs. Aderonke Bello, the CEO of FAME Foundation. Afterwards the Chief launcher and special guests were introduced by the event moderator, Ms. Folake Oyebade.
Mrs. Aderonke Bello was interviewed by Ms. Miracle Oluwafemi, the Junior Program Analyst (Legal and Partnership), where Mrs. Aderonke gave an intelligent insight on the purpose of the book. She also stated that the book will be translated to the three major languages; Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba, then distributed to refugee girls and interested schools for free.
The book launch featured varieties of speakers who delivered their speech/talk excellently.
Ms. Comfort Lamptey, the country representative for UN Women and ECOWAS was unable to attend the event, but she was well represented by Ms. Jessica Young, the Program & Partnerships analyst for UN Women who delivered a speech on how the UN women is achieving equality through sports.
Our partner, Esther Jones Russel, FARE Net Head of Policy: Social Inclusion gave a speech on how FARE Net is using football to initiate and advocate for social change. Also, Ms. Modupe Shabi, the Head of NFF/CBN all Financial Institutions Football Competitions talked on the power of football for development. She emphasized that football creates awareness on social issues and promotes unity regardless of ethnicity.
Mr. Sunday Dare, the Honorable Minister for youths and Sports Development, represented by Ambassador Mary Olaye, unveiled the Success Tips for IDP Girls in Sports Mini Handbook.
Ms. Goodness Garba, the Administrative officer who took the book reading, read key points from the book.
Finally, the closing remarks and vote of thanks was done by Anna Mambula, the Programme Manager of FAME Foundation. She thanked the chief launcher and speakers for their time and patience. She also urged them to be advocate of an equal society where women and girls are able to live their dreams.