The Mo’Care Meranda Foundation, in partnership with Dodan Kadet basketball, recently hosted the second edition of basketball clinic in Lagos. The event tagged ‘Engaging them Young’ for children ages between 5 to 16 years. Took place at the Dodan barracks parade ground, Obalende, Lagos.
The initiative, promoted and sponsored by Engr. Johnpaul Meranda, also featured a competition amongst teams within the community.
Speaking at the end of the 3-day event, Meranda challenged young children in the community to be model citizens within their immediate society, which could get them to the global level. Meranda reminded them of his playing days in basketball court, just as he spoke of his readiness to support the youths’ basketball dreams. He admonished the children on the need to take their education seriously as it’s very vital for their proper integration into the society.
Also speaking at the final, Coordinator of Dodan Kadet Basketball, Coach Ibrahim Bukhar, lauded the initiative and commitment of the sponsors to give back to the community, which also contributes to Nation building.
He urged other products of the community to emulate the Mo’Care Meranda Foundation in providing a platform for children to participate in sports and other worthwhile adventures, which will positively impact the youths and the entire society by keeping them away from harmful vices.