Super Eagles players, Odion Jude Ighalo of Changchun Yatai FC and Godfrey Oboabon, a defender of Al Ahli F, have supported five and three young girls respectively by offering them full scholarship to study.
Ighalo, it was gathered, offered the full scholarship under FAME Foundation Africa’s #1girl1pen awareness campaign for the girl-child education in Africa, while Oboabona gave full scholarship to three school girls under the same campaign.
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.
“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.