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Chairman Blaugrana International Group, Lesile Oghomienor, addressing the gathering


Driven by an undaunted and strong passion to better the world, Blaugrana International Group recently extended her hands of sustainable goodwill to the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) and the National Center For Women Development (NCWD) to further the vision of actualising the dream of those who are champions of the rights and educational advancement of the Nigerian child.

Last weekend a select global audience gathered at the International Conference Center, Abuja, to give the Nigerian child a hope at an event tagged, the Gala Night of the Legends For Children, conceptualized to be an annual fund-raising event that will help in drumming up support for the Legend For Children Project.

This novel initiative of Blaugrana International Group, promoters of the elite FCBESCOLA, Soccer School, Lagos, is a veritable opportunity for Corporate Nigeria, International organisations, governments at all levels and her agencies, religious organizations and good spirited individuals to help give the Nigerian Child a life through, proper quality education.

Addressing the media at the event, the Chairman of the company, Leslie Oghomienor said, “everywhere you go, you find that a Nigerian child is faced with too many challenges and the security situation, particularly in North Eastern Nigeria makes it worse. It is also discovered that the girl child and women are the most affected.

“In this, we are unequivocally inspired and motivated by the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Mohammadu Buhari’s doggedness in championing the rights of the child and her unalloyed support and humane love for victims of insurgency, through the Future Assured Program and other foundations of hers.”

It was in encouraging this effort of hers that she was presented with the UNICEF’s Special Commendation Award at the glamorous media event.Oghomienor regretted that it is estimated that over 10 million children are out of school in Sub-Saharan Africa and it is sad to discover that Nigeria is the most hit. He went further to say that recent developments and economic indices have shown that it is impossible for government to single-handedly provide the medicines for this national malady.

“Therefore, for us at Blaugrana International Group, we find fulfillment in helping others, especially children discover themselves, make progress and live their dreams. The only way this can be done is by providing enabling peaceful and secured environment that will provoke the giant in them and bring to the fore, the gifts of God in these children for the collective upliftment of humanity,” he said.

This informed the organization’s establishment of the elite FCBESCOLA Soccer School, Lagos, which is the first in Sub-Saharan Africa for young children with tilted interest for the girl child. The Soccer School runs two campuses at Children’s International School, CIS, Lekki and Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The institution is currently running a full scholarship scheme known as Elite 96 Scholarship Project with over 100 students.

Commending the huge contributions of UNICEF and NCWD, he said: “We are excitedly envious of these reputable bodies’ achievement in making life worth living for women and children. Thus, we find joy in being a part of the passion to advance the cause of women and children and ensure a bright future for us all.

UNICEF Country Representaive, Mohammed Fall, who presented the award to the wife of the President, who was ably represented by Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara, wife of the Honourable Speaker, House of Representatives, called on Mrs Buhari to lend her helping hands and strong recognizeable voice to the Legends For Children Project with the same strength she is using for the Future Assured Programme, which has made an overwhelming positive impact.

He stressed the need for the joint effort of UNICEF, NCWD and Blaugrana International Group to raise awareness and galvanize an endurable interest and support of Corporate Nigeria and other stakeholders, to bolster the provision of quality basic education in Nigeria.

In her contribution, the DG, NCWD, Mrs. Mary Ekpere – Ita, applauded all who made the event fruitful and challenged others who are not yet involved to tow the line of the ebullient Chairman, Blaugrana International Group, who sees the Legends For Children Project as a veritable opportunity to help others live a better life. She explained that the funds raised from the project would be channeled through UNICEF, Future Assured Programme and the National Centre for Women Development, NCWD.


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