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UNESCO partners 5Stars Football on Idps, Pwds


More than 100 Persons Living with disabiliti­es from idp Camps in the country took part in the 2021 special Peoples’ Cup, organised by Unesco in partnershi­p with 5stars Football Consultanc­y in Abuja.

the two-day event had participan­ts from different parts of the country competing in Para-soccer, Para-table tennis, Baram sport and Board Games.

Unesco said it used the event as a means of engaging and empowering physically challenged young people, who had been displaced from their homes or affected by violence and other forms of discrimina­tion in the country.

A coaching clinic was also held to train persons interested in the discovery of new talents at idp camps in the country, with the nigerian red Cross society providing medical support for the event.

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