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ENWAGS Promotes Female Soccer

12 July 2007 at 06:49 | 688 views

By Ibrahim Babatunde Sesay, Freetown.

One of Sierra Leone’s all-female NGOs, Enhance Women and Girls through Sports for Development (ENWAGS) whose motto is ‘Our Right to Sports and Recreation’ recently donated sporting equipment to various communities across the country.

ENWAGS Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Jackquine Hope told this reporter said the gesture is from KIT-AID, a UK charity.

She revealed that KIT-AID donated to ENWAGS 20 cartons of football equipment and 40 footballs to ENWAGS. She said that her NGO has decided that communities across the country will benefit from the KID-AID gesture.

“ENWAGS will be visiting the provincial cities of BO, Makeni, Kenema, Moyamba, Kono etc very soon to donate more sporting equipment,” Mrs. Hope said. She added that women and girls should be encouraged to participate in sports and that her organization will do all it can to ensure that women excel in the country.

She thanked Kit Aid for helping her organization with sporting equipment promising that women and girls will benefit greatly from such a wonderful donation. The Grafton and Dwarzack communities were the first to benefit.

At a symbolic ceremony at Baptist Model Primary School, New Camp, on Wednesday, two sets of football gears were donated to the community’s soccer and volley ball teams.

Also, one set of football jerseys and twelve Frisbee flyers were donated to the Grafton Baptist Primary School whilst two sets of football equipment were donated to the female soccer team in Dwarzack.

Speaking at the ceremony, an executive member of ENWAGS Madam Augusta Thelma said Grafton and Dwarzack communities were the first communities to benefit from the ENWAGS KIT-AID donations.

She appealed to the Grafton community to take good care of the gifts and train very hard for their future. “ENWAGS will host football and volley ball competitions in the city very soon,” Madam Thelma said.

One of the beneficiaries, Rosemary Dumbuya, the Grafton female soccer team captain described the donation as timely adding that the gift will boost their morale.
The Headmistress of Baptist Model Primary School, Madam Mabinty Kamara expressed happiness at the gesture saying it underscored the importance of women in society.

Photo: The Grafton female soccer team.