On the 5th of July, 2016 Nigerian Ex-International football players Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha and his brother Emmanuel Okocha launched the Jay-Jay Okocha foundation, a non- profit organisation aimed at using football to raise awareness on the strategic importance of Education, Peace and Unity for the economic growth of Nigeria.
The initiative which is a brainchild of Renee and Zara Okocha provided books as well as other educational kits for participants of the 3-day summer camp.
The 2-day summer camp which was organised for young and less priviledged football players took place at the Internally Displayed People’s (IDP) Camp at Kuchigoro, Abuja.
Campers received tactical soccer training, self-development training and educational training during their time at the camp. The Jay-Jay Okocha Foundation alongside their partners also donated materials such as food items, educational kits and sports kits to the IDP Camp.
The 2-day event rounded off with Jay-Jay Okocha celebrating his 43rd birthday with children at the IDP camp. The former Nigerian Skipper on his birthday engaged in a soccer game with some of the children in the camp.
This summer camp however marks the beginning of the foundation’s numerous projects aimed at creating awareness for peace and unity as well a platform for under-priviledged but talented soccer players to have access to a better life using football as tool to achieve this objective.
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