CSED initiative awards first Netball scholarship in Nigeria
CSED (Community Sport and Educational Development) Initiative, has further demonstrated its commitment to the development of grassroots netball in Nigeria, by awarding the first netball scholarship to be awarded in Nigeria to Bilkisu Titus. Bilkisu who is a netball player was recently offered admission to read social work in the University of Benin (UNIBEN).The scholarship awarded to Bilkisu will cover tuition, accommodation and monthly maintenance for the first two years of her four years’ university course. Furthermore, two Netball Africa certified coaches, Beauty Obamwonyi and Patience Urhobojevwe who are university students will be paid a one-off stipend of sixty thousand nairas.
It would be noted that during the latter part of the Covid-19 lockdown, these two young coaches took responsibility for the training of the netball players at the IDPs Camp Uhogua.
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The good news of this scholarship award was mentioned by CSED Initiative NationalCoordinator, Edema Fuludu, during the events marking the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace (IDSDP) that was held recently at the IDPs Camp Uhogua.
The highlight of this occasion was the introduction of an adapted form of “Bee Netball,” which saw children between 8 to 11 years old having access to play netball for the first time.
It would be recalled that CSED Initiative built the first netball court in Nigeria this millennium at the IDPs Camp Uhogua in February 2020 and the following month (March 2020), CSED Initiative facilitated the training of the first set of Nigerian netball coaches that are certified by Netball Africa.
Before the end of December 2027, CSED Initiative intends to actualise its goal of promoting Nigerian girls’ “right to play” netball by training one thousand two hundred P.E. Teachers, as well as by distribut