Blaugrana, WhiteHouse partner to promote grassroots sports

Head of the FCB Escola soccer school in Lagos Leslie Oghomienor / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Blaugrana Group International has entered a partnership with WhiteHouse Group to create platforms in various areas of human development, including bringing over 1000 youths from the grassroots to showcase and also win prizes with their talents.

The initiative, scheduled for Lagos, will see the participants tutored to make positive career and professional decisions that will offer them, their immediate families and the society at large long-term benefits.

The President, WhiteHouse Group, Mr. Austin Eruotor, said the two organizations were passionate in promoting and developing the different talents in young people.

“From our research, we have discovered that young people are becoming more interested in literature, music, arts and sports. Thus, we are coming together in order to help them live their dreams for the good of us all and the betterment of our society,” he said.

According to Mr. Austin Eruotor, “the first outing is a football competition scheduled for the third week of August 2017 in Lagos. It would be the take off point with over 1000 youths drawn from all the local government areas.

“Aside the gold trophy, there are other consolidation prizes to be won ranging from N250, 000.”

Mr. Leslie Oghomienor, the licensee of the FCBESCOLA, Lagos, said Nigeria is in dire need of reorientation of the youth, adding that research has shown that globally, a lot of great stars in entertainment, sports, academics and politics failed to maximized their potentials because of character deficits and attitudinal challenges.

“I have seen very brilliant, intelligent and smart people, great talents and superstars, who are nowhere today because of their attitude, character and mindsets. In any area, the wealth of gifted talents in Nigeria is enormous. Our interest is in helping our young people to become better and good leaders and respectable individuals by teaching them acceptable values based on global leadership ethics without compromising our cultural, spiritual and traditional norms and values,” Oghomienor said.

The August project, which is designed to be an annual event, would cater for young persons not above the age of 17 years. The focus areas include Agege, Badagry, Aja, Epe, Makoko, Ajegunle, Mushin, Ikorodu, and Isale Eko among others.

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