The residents of IDPs Camp Uhogua joined other Nigerians and people all over the world to celebrate events marking 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
The event which was held at the various playgrounds at the Camp was facilitated by CSED (Community Sport and Educational Development) Initiative. This is the second time CSED Initiative is using sports to inspire and engage the youths of the Camp by celebrating IDSDP with them.
Three major sporting events (Netball training/matches, Badminton training/matches and 5-A-side football training and penalty kicks competition) were held.
Taking part in these games elicited a lot of excitement from the residents. The winners and runners-up of the three sports categories received cash prizes from CSED National Coordinator, Edema Fuludu.
However, it was not all training and playing, the camp residents also had various food items donated to them by CSED Initiative.
The assistant resident senior pastor of the Camp, Pastor Evelyn Ekhator and other leaders of the Camp thanked the Trustees of CSED for their continuous support of the educational and sporting activities of the residents of the Camp.
Given the success of the IDSDP event, CSED Trustees are currently liaising with the NYSC Zonal office in Edo State with a view to getting at least four Corps members (Doctor, Social worker, Psychologist and Physical Education graduate) to IDPs Uhogua.
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CSED Initiative said would be willing to pay the one-year stipend of the four Youth Corps who will be posted to the IDPs Camp in future.
As part of their PSHE drive in schools, CSED hope to work closely with their supporters and partners to hold an inter-house sport event for the residents of the IDPs Camp Uhogua before the end of the year.