GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON), in collaboration with the Borno State Government, organized a World Children’s Day 2022 Resilience Football Match, for boys who have been affected by conflict in Northeast Nigeria; thanks to support from Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and coordinated by United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), at the football pitch of the University of Maiduguri on Tuesday 22nd November 2022.
The Borno State first lady, Dr. Falmata Zulum represented by the Borno State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, applauded GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON), and the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), for their support in empowering the resilience of vulnerable children in the state.
She also added that the state government has mapped out resilience programs including welfare packages and special education for all the categories of vulnerable children across the 27 LGAs of the state to stimulate and strengthen the resilience of the vulnerable children to achieve their ambitions in life and professional careers.
Representative of Borno First Lady, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, presented the trophy to the winner of the World Children's Day 2022 Resilience Football Match in Maiduguri.
While presenting the winning team with their gold medals and trophy, she congratulated the children for their efforts during the football competition. She appreciated the children's talents, also noting that despite their vulnerability, they could go to school and learn to become professionals in their various fields of endeavors.
The UNICEF Acting Chief of Field Office Maiduguri, Mr. Clement Adams, also presented gold medals and a trophy to the runner-up team, Gwange Primary and Junior Secondary School (The Northern Giants).
A famous Hausa musician, Ado Gwanja alias Mai Shayi, was also live on stage to entertain guests and dignitaries with his thrilling songs.
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