Ovie Brume Foundation holds Global Peace Games



As part of its contribution to the development of children and host communities, the Ovie Brume Foundation, along with the Civil Society Organisation of Nigeria, at the weekend held its annual Global Peace Games to celebrate its culture of friendship, understanding and peace among a global network of children and young people.

The event, held at the University of Lagos sports-center on Saturday, featured a schools march past, recreational games and a track and field competition amongst primary and secondary school students.

The Global Peace Games was launched in 2001 by “Play Soccer,” a nonprofit international organisation, and it takes place in different communities across the world.

The games are linked by a common theme of encouraging children and youths to share and celebrate the values and skills they learn on the playing field through sports.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of the Ovie Brume Foundation, Mrs. Iwalola Akin-Jimoh said, “the Ovie Brume Foundation youth sports programme provides highly organised sports environment, ensuring that all young people have equal opportunities to grow and develop emotionally and physically through participation in sports. We provide sports for development in swimming, taekwondo, football, basketball and track games.

“The Ovie Brume foundation is glad to host this year’s Global Peace Games once again. With this game we aim to demonstrate that sports unites, motivates, inspires and improves the health and wellbeing of children, while also strengthening communication between children and their communities.”

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