Nigeria international striker Odion Ighalo has made a pledge to support the education of five girls by offering full scholarship.
The 28-year-old has signed up with the #1girl1pen awareness campaign for the girl-child education in Africa championed by FAME Foundation Africa.
According to the founder of FAME Foundation Africa, Aderonke Bello, the Changchun Yatai FC forward has pledged “to pay for five talented girls who could not afford to go back to school.”
“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,” Bello, also an award-winning investigative journalist said.
Already another Nigerian footballer Godfrey Oboabona signed up earlier to support three the education schoolgirls under the same campaign.
The official announcement of the girls will be made on 11 October in Nigeria’s capital where FAME Foundation Africa will perform the handing of the scholarship on behalf of the footballers.
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