Rasheedat Ajibade Launches Foundation To Empower Youths In Nigeria
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By Amaechi Agbo
Super Falcons forward, Rasheedat Ajibade has launched her foundation, Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation with the aim to empower and uplift Nigeria youths.
The Athletico Madrid forward announced the formation of the foundation on Friday with six cardinal focus on Empowerment through Sports, Advocating for Gender Equality, Raising Awareness about pressing issues affecting women in Nigeria, Fostering Partnerships, Developing Young Talents and Supporting Education.
“It has been a long time coming, and I am very excited to finally announce the establishment & launch of the Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation.
“The Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation is my heartfelt commitment to giving back to my community and country,” Ajibade said.
Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to empowering and inspiring young girls and boys in Nigeria. This initiative, born out of a profound commitment to give back to the society, aims to address various challenges that the youth and girls face by providing mentorship, scholarships, and support in sports, education, and beyond.
Empowerment through Sports: The Foundation will harness the power of sports to inspire and empower young girls and boys. It will provide mentorship, leadership training, and support to help them excel in their sporting endeavours.
Advocating for Gender Equality: The Foundation is dedicated to promoting gender equality by advocating for equal opportunities and fair treatment of women in all aspects of life, including sports, education, and beyond.
Raising Awareness: The Foundation will actively raise awareness about pressing issues affecting women in Nigeria, including gender-based violence, poverty, and limited access to healthcare and education. It will support initiatives that address these issues.
Fostering Partnerships: Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation seeks to foster partnerships and collaborations within the sports sector, including players, coaches, clubs, and federations, as well as with other stakeholders in the development and humanitarian fields such as NGOs, governments, and private sector companies.
Developing Young Talent: The Foundation is committed to nurturing young talents in football and other sports in Nigeria. It will provide scholarships, coaching, and exposure opportunities to aspiring athletes with the potential to become professional players or represent Nigeria at international competitions.
Supporting Education: Ensuring access to quality education for girls and women is a core focus of the Foundation. It will provide scholarships, school supplies, and other forms of support to enable them to pursue their academic and career goals beyond sports.
Rasheedat Ajibade, the driving force behind this initiative, stated, “The Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation is my heartfelt commitment to giving back to my community and country. | believe that through sports, education, and advocacy, we can create a brighter future for boys and girls in Nigeria. Together, we can break down barriers and empower them to achieve their dreams.”
The Foundation invites partners, stakeholders, and individuals who share its vision to join hands in this noble endeavour to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Nigeria.
Rasheedat Ajibade is currently with the Super Falcons in Abuja as they continue preparation for their Olympic Games qualifier second leg against Ethiopia on Tuesday.
The Super Falcons played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Addiss Ababa on Wednesday and need a win to scale through to the next stage of the qualification.