The maiden edition of the Asisat Oshoala Hijab Project will hold on Wednesday, 16 March, 2022.
The one-day event is put together by Asisat Oshoala Foundation with the aim of positively impacting the lives of young Muslim girls by offering them a stepping stone to hone their skills in sports.
Oshoala, captain of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, is a successful African woman footballer who is breaking grounds in her field. Being a Muslim girl herself, the Barcelona star says she is using the hijab project to inspire younger generation of Muslim girls to participate actively in sports.
According to Oshoala, the event will feature mentorship, football challenge and exposing of the girls to some vital football basics.
“The Hijab Project will be used to mentor, tutor and gift young Muslim girls, and also let them realize that their goals can be achieved while representing Allah publicly just like I have been able to achieve my dream,” said Oshoala, who just signed contract extension with her Spanish women’s league side.
Oshoala Foundation is the
brainchild of Oshoala, and this is her vehicle to impact and inspire young girls and women to be their best expressions in sports and other areas of life endeavour.
The Foundation was established to give a girl+child a voice through education, sports and entertainment, by organizing
sporting, leadership, mentorship, and
empowerment programmes for the girl-child.
In the area of sports interventions, the Foundation has organised Asisat Oshoala Annual Football Tournament, and the Football4Girls Project which has
impacted over 5,000 girls since 2016.
This project has unearthed football gems including current Super Falcons players such as Rashidat Ajibade and Chidinma Okeke through strategic local and global partnerships with the support from Lagos State government, FC Barcelona, amongst others.
In the area of educational interventions, the existing programmes include Inspire Girls Africa Project, and the Back-to-School Project which has impacted over 3,000 girls from more than five African countries.
“Through this scheme, scholarships have been advanced to thousands of girls and supports have been given to over 100 schools in Nigeria with educational materials.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.