Nigeria and Changchun Yatai FC of China striker Odion Jude Ighalo has supported five young girls by offering them full scholarships.
He offered the full scholarship under FAME Foundation Africa’s #1girl1pen awareness campaign for the girl-child education in Africa.
The unveiling of the girls and official handing over of the scholarship will take place in Abuja tomorrow at Café De Vie, 12 Amazons Street, Maitama – Abuja, at 11:30am.
Appreciating the gesture towards the girls, award-winning investigative journalist and founder of FAME Foundation Africa, Aderonke Bello, thanked Ighalo for helping the girls.
“Uneducated girls are prone to early child marriage which could lead to VVF and many other negative things; we are thanking Ighalo for extending his support to pay for five talented girls who could not afford to go back to school,” she said.
“The #1girl1pen campaign is set up to raise awareness for the girl-child education and support girls by ensuring they stay in school and guide them throughout school.”
Meanwhile, Super Eagles and Al Ahli defender Godfrey Oboabona gave full scholarship to three school girls under the awareness campaign.