FAME foundation was established to solicit, encourage and advance the social, emotional and economic wellbeing of women and girls as well as formulate programmes within the framework of national development plan with a view to enhancing the participation of women and advocate for gender parity in the society.
FAME foundation firmly believe that the entire nation, businesses, communities and groups can benefit from the implementation of programs and policies that adopt the notion of women empowerment.
FAME Foundation held her August Boot-camp of PLAY it DREAM it on August 29, 2021. This monthly activity was held at Area 3 Football Pitch, Garki Abuja at 1 pm prompt, with 37 Internally Displaced Girls ages 7-16, 2 football coaches, 4 mentors, and 5 FAME volunteers 2 FAME staff.
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.
Following that was 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.
Afterward, the girls participated in the game session which was led by Ms. Anna Mambula, Programme Manager, FAME Foundation. She introduced the Obstacle and Mission Impossible game to the girls and guided them in playing it. The game illustrates peer pressure, the impacts of peer pressure, and how to develop refusal skills against peer pressure.
Following the game, was the mentoring session. FAME Foundation volunteer, Ms. Swat Teku shared practical examples of peer pressures on teenage girls and how they can overcome such challenges.
The next boot camp is scheduled for September 26, 2021.