The United Nations Children’s Fund has organized an annual primary and secondary school football competition in Borno State to develop and showcase the resilience of displaced children in the state.
The competition to celebrate World Children’s Day seeks to develop and harness the individual talents of children for future prosperity.
The Children’s World Resilience Football Match is organized in partnership with the First Lady of Borno State, Dr. Falmata Zulum’s pet project, MultiAid, and GoalPrime, a non-governmental organization.
“With this competition, UNICEF is ensuring that traumatized children in the Northeast realize their best individual potential,” Clement Adams, head of the global agency’s Northeast office, told reporters. Match between Gwange and Maduganari Primary/Secondary schools in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
The Borno State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Zuwaira Gambo, who represented Zulum, said: “The aim is to help these vulnerable IDP children recover from the great trauma they have experienced and develop their talents and resilience for their future lives.”
Madugani Primary/Secondary School defeated their opponents Gwange 4-0 in a 30 minute match played at the University of Maiduguri football ground.
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