JULY: PLAY it DREAM it Boot-Camp
FAME Foundation held her July Boot-camp of PLAY it DREAM it on July 25, 2021. This monthly activity was held at Area 3 Football Pitch, Garki Abuja at 1 pm prompt, with 42 Internally Displaced Girls within the ages of 7-16, 2 football coaches, 4 mentor, and 5 FAME volunteers.
The boot-camp started with the arrival and registration of the beneficiaries at the dressing room, then a 10-minutes aerobics exercise, instructed by Mr. Obinna Pius Ezeh, a retired American Football Player. This was followed by a dance aerobics session led by Ms. Folake Oyebade, FAME Foundation’s Volunteer Coordinator and Community Mobilization Officer. The girls were having fun as the excitement was evident on their faces.
A football race competition between five teams was organized, with one of the teams emerging as winners. The girls were also involved in other sports activities such as, skipping rope exercises, tug-of-war, etc with the guide of the two coaches; Coach Olusegun Davis and Coach Maryam.
Following the sport activities was the mentoring session starting with Damilola Ayomide, a teenage Climate Change Advocate. He shared on the importance of keeping the environment clean and advised the girls to keep their environment and be advocates for climate change.
Afterwards was Mr. Obinna Pius Ezeh, a retired American Football Player. Mr Obi mentored the girls on the benefits of engaging in sporting activities, ranging from the physical and mental benefits of sports.
Finally, Hajia Hauwa, the Headteacher of LEA Primary School, Jabi Kpana spoke on the power of sports in bringing people from diverse religion, race, ethnic groups, locality, etc together. “Sport provides a platform for people from diverse groups to work together for a common goal/good”, she said.
Coach Olusegun Davis went further to interpret all that was shared for better understanding of the girls.
The bootcamp ended with the girls asking questions and sharing what they have learnt form the mentoring session.