As part of activities marking this year’s World Environment Day, NBA Africa, in partnership with Exonmobil Foundation and Pan-Africare’s Power Forward, planted trees at Kubwa Government Secondary School, Abuja.
This was part of the Power Forward Basketball 2022 visit, which included a life skills seminar with former NBA player Olumide Oyedeji and symbolic tree planting by Greener Environment Program partners. and sustainable.
Pan Africare Country Director Dr. Patrick Adah said they are using basketball as a platform to teach and also talk about public health issues as well as celebrating World Environment Day.
He noted that the theme for this year’s World Environment Day, “One Earth”, focused on the need for collective efforts to protect the Earth.
“So we came to this school to let the students know that we need to work together to protect the environment through the activities of the Power Forward program.
“We have different activities both in the health sector and in the environment sector. So it’s focused on the environment. We came to be with the students and let them know the importance of the environment. They are the leaders of tomorrow, so it is necessary that they know and try to do so while they are in school,” he added.
National Manager, Nigeria NBA Africa, Gbemisola Abudu said the Power Forward has been around for nine years now and is in partnership with Exonmobil and Pan Africare, while the NBA is bringing technical basketball details into the partnership.
He said they brought the NBA Junior Program curriculum to teach kids about life skills and how to be successful on and off the court. It was also about making basketball more accessible to children in Abuja.
“NBA is a very environmentally conscious organization and that’s very important to us. So planting trees is very important to us in terms of the environment, it’s part of what we do here today,” he added.
The Deputy Director and Head of Sports of the FCT Secondary Education Board, Mr. Jimoh Eneye congratulated the organizations for the exercise.