Benin City, Edo, Nigeria – May 27th, 2013 –) We Play to Win, in conjunction with First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Company Limited (FHN) has today celebrated Children’s Day in Benin City by hosting a youth sports camp for young women.
We Play to Win (“WPTW”) uses the power of sports and physical activity to inspire and empower, strengthen the young women within impoverished communities, particularly within Africa. The NGO focuses on emphasizing the power of health and wellness; development and education; community involvement; and empowerment and spiritual enrichment.
FHN, the lead sponsor for the event, collaborated with We Play to Win to uplift and empower the female population in Benin City. We Play to Win is an international non-governmental organization that aims to use the power of sports and physical activity to inspire, empower, strengthen and develop impoverished communities, with a focus on young women. Together with FHN, they seek to address, unify, and empower disenfranchised populations and demonstrate how sports can have a positive impact on the lives of young girls by helping them develop a positive self-image.
Kasia Muoto, the president of We Play to Win, said, “It is important to inspire people early on and teach them the basics about their true value. I am impressed with the vision and commitment to the local community’s social development and wellness.
FHN Chief Executive Officer, Mr Constantine Labi Ogunbiyi said, “We are pleased to be taking part in the Benin City Youth Development and Empowerment Sports Camp. At FHN our values support providing guidance and empowerment in order to equip people at all walks of life with the confidence to effect a positive change on their surroundings.”
We Play to Win has had several projects through which they sought to impact the lives of young children through some sports. These initiatives serve to help the children learn how to make positive life changes, and to have healthier lifestyles.
The event took place at the Paragon Demonstration School, and hosted one hundred young girls, and featured workshops around leadership development, goal-setting and visioning, and health and wellness. The camp concluded with a “Winner’s Circle” ceremony, where participants were awarded with medals intended to serve as a reminder of their personal commitments to their growth and development