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Grassroot soccer youth camp kicks off in Lagos

The ExxonMobil Foundation-sponsored Skillz Holiday Football Camp has kicked off in Lagos state. The Holiday camp caters for adolescents from the ages of 11 to 18, giving them a place to learn life skills and receive education about the prevention of endemic diseases such as Malaria and HIV/AIDS, using football as a medium.
The camp runs for five days (eight hours per day), with two health and wellness activities carried out each day and rounded off with fair-play soccer. The participants are also provided with meals and water.

The final day of the camp features a graduation ceremony that involves football tournament, award of prizes and celebration of outstanding participants with parents and community members.

In all, the program intends to reach 4000 young people this year through the camps which will take place in three states [Akwa Ibom (3 sites), Lagos (10 sites) and Ogun (2 sites)].

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