In a bid to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the country, Asisat Oshoala Foundation has donated sports and educational materials to some schools in Lagos State.
NationSport reports that the donation, which is in its fourth year, started on Wednesday and will run for a week across 50 schools in the state.
The Foundation is a pet project of Nigeria’s Super Falcons striker and former African women footballer award winner, Asisat Oshoala (MON) who is doing this as part of giving back to the society that made her.
The first set of schools to get the donation include Epe Primary School in Epe, St Jude’s Primary School in Mushin, Aunt Ayo Primary School Ikoyi, Sango and Keke Primary Schools in Agege.
Asisat Oshoala Foundation has also been impacting on the lives of average school girls in Lagos State with her annual Asisat Oshoala Secondary School Football Clinic where students of Lagos schools are trained in the rudiments of football.
She is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C in the Chinese Women’s Super League as a forward.
She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.