Microsoft, Jovago others partner to develop school sports

JoMicrosoft-officevago Nigeria has entered a strategic partnership with Microsoft and the Joint Initiative Development group to support the advancement of youth and sports across the country.

Courtesy of the partnership, the group has donated 1,000 footballs to public schools in the country. Through the project, more than 5,000 children in urban and hinterland communities will get the opportunity to advance budding talents and play the world’s most passionate sport.

This move, which forms an integral part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, strengthens the Jovago ‘Care for a Life’ project that seeks to contribute to the growth of local communities and empowerment of young leaders in Nigeria.

Business Development Manager for Jovago, Adam Grant, at the launch said the partnership was to invest in the next generation and teach them essential skills like teamwork, dedication and hard work.

Kayode Ajayi-Smith of Joint Initiative for Development (JID) added that their mission was to present the footballs to the needy population through the schools, teams and such structures as well as open opportunities for the beneficiaries to be able to develop and play in friendlies and tournament matches with Concord Carlisle High School, MA soccer team and such other school teams in the USA.

The launch, which took place at the Microsoft Nigeria Office, Ikoyi, Lagos, had dignitaries such as Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi the first vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Wale Adetula, marketing and communication manager DHL, West Africa in attendance.

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