CSED CELEBRATE IDSDP AT IDPS CAMP UHOGUA

CSED CELEBRATE IDSDP AT IDPS CAMP UHOGUA

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.

 

Three major sporting events (Netball training/matches, Badminton training/matches and 5-A-side football training and penalty kicks competition) was 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 food donated to them by CSED Initiative. These items include: ten 50kg bags of rice, cartons of packed fish, basket of tomatoes, groundnut oil and other cooking condiments that was meant for the dinner of the about 5000 (five thousand) residents of the Camp.

 

 

Given the success of the IDSDP event, CSED Trustees are currently liaising with the NYSC Zonal office in Edo State in order for them to post four Corpers (Doctor, Social worker, Psychologist and Physical Education graduate) to IDPs Uhogua. CSED Initiative would be willing to pay the one-year stipend of the four Youth Corpers 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.  

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  • We decided to take sports to the hard to reach citizens of our country, in order to inspire and tell them that they are not forgotten.

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IDSDP INVITATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT HELD IN BENIN CITY

IDSDP INVITATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT HELD IN BENIN CITY

As part of activities marking IDSDP (International Day of Sport for Development and Peace) an invitation chess tournament was recently held in Benin City (Nigeria). This event which was coordinated by Princess Omoyemwen Adeyinka-Afolabi was powered by three Nigerian NGOs (Heritage & Sports Colony Limited, Life and Chess Club, and CSED Initiative).  

 

30 participants competed for honours in the primary school, secondary school and senior categories. Five chess officials were on hand to officiate in this tournament. Mrs Adeola Oboro (Director at the Ministry of Education) and Adebayo Ilaboya (an international chess arbiter) also attended the event that aim at using chess to promote peace in the society and more importantly to introduce the game of chess to the younger generation, especially the girl child.

 

At the end of the event, the winners of the matches were presented with medals, trophies, certificate of attendance, a small cash prize and 15 new chess boards were presented to the primary and secondary schools students. Some of the participants at this tournament had expressed their gratitude to the tournament organizers for giving them the platform to compete in such an “athlete friendly” event which the organizers held at a serene venue. Given the success of this IDSDP invitational chess tournament, the tournament Coordinator and the three NGOs that sponsored this event intend to hold a bigger tournament on IDSDP day in 2022.  

  • Chess tournament held

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