Embassy Of Isreal, AUN Organises Football League For IDP’s Children To Honor Isreal’s National Day

Embassy Of Isreal, AUN Organises Football League For IDP’s Children To Honor Isreal’s National Day


In a press release signed by, Tony Obiechina, Senior Media & Political Officer, Embassy of Israel, Abuja on Wednesday, 3rd of May, 2017, it was stated that, the Embassy of Israel in collaboration with the Rotary Club of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola is organizing a Football League for the children in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Adamawa State in honor of Israel’s National Day.

It was however stated that about 225 kids were chosen out of thousands of others currently living in the IDP camps to participate in the Football League which kicked off in Yola last week. The tournament is aimed at bringing hope to millions of IDP children in the North East Region and it will come to an end on Thursday, 4th of May 2017

“This initiative of the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr. Guy Feldman was put together to replace Israel’s National Day reception in Nigeria scheduled for this week. The efforts and funds will instead be channeled to drawing international attention to the plight of the kids in IDPs camps”

It was noted that notable football legends like Kanu Nwankwo and Nollywood Stars, Desmond Elliot and Funke Akindele, are active supporters and promoters of the initiative.

“Simultaneously, the university will be running a competition between its students using video clip footages from the tournament. The winning clip will be pushed through all Israeli Embassies to major international media outlets in order to convey this message of hope and resilience to the international community.

“At the end of the tournament all the kids will receive full scholarships for one academic year”.

 

 

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