NGO's Partner With The NBA to Provides Masks, Sanitisers, Hand-Washing Stations For 30 ‘Power Forward’ Schools in Abuja
As part of the Power Forward programme, ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Africare have donated 30,000 masks, 90 new hand-washing stations and hand sanitiser to 30 ‘Power Forward’ schools in Abuja. The hand-washing stations are expected to reach 35,000 school community users.
Power Forward, a youth development initiative launched in 2013 by the ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare, uses basketball to teach health literacy, including malaria prevention and personal hygiene, and life skills, such as leadership, respect and responsibility, to students in 30 secondary schools in Abuja.
Africare is a leading non-governmental organisation committed to addressing African development and policy issues.
The group, in a joint statement, also announced that two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and 2015 NBA Champion Festus Ezeli will headline the first virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’
It noted that the event, which will be conducted virtually for the first time and live streamed on the NBA Africa YouTube channel , will celebrate seven years of the Power Forward programme for youth ages 14 and under and coaches from 30 schools in Abuja, Nigeria.