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#KickforLove | Destiny Trust Hosts Christmas Football Event to Support Homeless Children

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The Destiny Trust, a social intervention committed to the care, education, rehabilitation and empowerment of homeless children, will be hosting a Christmas Football and Family Day Out event tagged Kick for Love to support its work with vulnerable children and their households.

The charity football event will hold on Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 2-6 p.m at the COD Football Turf, City of David Road, off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria lsland, Lagos. The football event will feature two sets of matches. The first match is a kick about by football enthusiasts and fans who attend the event and who would like to “Kick for Love”. The second match is a 5-aside Celebrity football match. An assemblage of ex-internationals, current footballers, Sports On-Air-Personalities have volunteered to play to highlight their support for the welfare and education of homeless children in Nigeria. These include: Mutiu Adepoju, Etim Esin, Joseph Dosu, Jonathan Akpoborie, Ann Chiejiene, Charles Anazodo, Femi Ubong Daniel, Sean Amadi and a host of others. At the second match, a team of talented former street children at the Trust’s Centre will play in a team with ex-internationals and against a team of celebrities-a combined team of Nigerian football stars and other renowned Sports On-Air Personalities. Nigeria’s foremost sportswear manufacturer, Owu will kit the teams at the event.

We recognize the potentials of the football game in uniting people in a fun and exciting way for worthy social causes. Football is more than the energy, action and excitement and can be harnessed to advance our common humanity. Kick for Love is a great way for us to bring people together to celebrate the great promise that vulnerable children hold, advocate social inclusion and the need for us as a people to do more to secure the future of the Nigerian child. Christmas is an auspicious time for this message-it is the season of love. We invite everyone to join us to have fun while showing love to children in less fortunate circumstances.

During the event, smartphones and other fantastic raffle draw prizes donated by Samsung will be given to lucky winners. There are also over 50 consolation prizes and promotional to be given away. The proceeds of the Raffle Draw will support the Trust’s work in providing care and education to children in need.

This event is proudly supported by Investment firm, Sankore Investments, Jara Mobile, Owu Sportwear, RaveTV, BellaNaija, NigerianInfo, GIEArtleads and FESECA.

‘’Sankore Investments is proud to support The Destiny Trust to continue its work in providing education to children in need. Helping social initiatives that have real impact on our community is one important way we show our commitment to the community in which we do business. Acting as corporate sponsor to the Kick for Love event is part of our community service plan for the year 2015” said Titi Odunfa-Adeoye, Sankore’s MD/CEO
About The Destiny Trust

The Destiny Trust is a social initiative addressing the needs of children and households in impoverished communities through an integrated range of assistance which include education and provision of basic needs. The organization was established in 2012 by a group of young professionals in various firms to make a difference in the lives of children who roam the streets around their workplace.

We believe that every child has right to equal chance for the pursuit of happiness regardless of the circumstances of birth. Through the years, we have seen clear evidence that the impoverished children have limitless potentials as children with better opportunities. Our passion is to save the destiny of these vulnerable children who would not have any chance except for this intervention. This is why we constantly seek to connect individuals and organizations in a revolutionary way to initiate and implement social projects that have sustainable impact on children in poor communities.

Our recent projects include: establishing and running a Residential Rehabilitation and Learning Centre at Bogije Village, Ibeju-Lekki, providing education sponsorship/support to 100 children enrolled in schools in 3 Lagos communities through crowdsourced funds from a social media campaign-#1000HelpingHands, running the Education Bridge Initiative, an accelerated learning programme to teach out-of-school children basic literacy, numeracy and civics before enrolling them in formal schools, reaching out to over 500 children in squatter settlements through provision of food, and clothing during community outreaches/soup kitchens.

Signed:
Abimbola Ojenike
Coordinator

Highlight:

  • Investment Firm, Sankore partners Destiny Trust to support Lagos homeless children
  • Mutiu Adepoju, Etim, Dosu Joseph others to play at Kick for Love Charity Football
  • Nigeria’s foremost Sportswear maker, Owu kits Kick For Love charity football

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