Athletics: 12-year Old Earns Scholarship After Winning 100m Event
If you notice your child likes to sprint at every opportunity, stop the habit of screaming "STOP THAT"!
I understand that you do not want to incur any medical bills from a resultant injury.
But think about it, what if you took that child to the Sports Centre or an open field around the house on Saturdays and encouraged the child to run faster within a conditioned environment?
12-year-old Latifat Ahmed can run into the future without worries as she has won for herself a scholarship for her secondary education.
Latifat was granted the scholarship having won the 100 meters gold in the ongoing Kwara State All Primary Schools Athletics Championship.
Presently in primary 6 at the Arsarul Islam primary school igbo-owu, Ifelodun Local Government Area; Latifat will be sponsored by the “Let’s Go Girls Fund” project initiated by some active and retired sports women in Nigeria.
The scholarship will see her through her secondary education and she would be kitted by the NGO during the period.
Speaking at the grassroots event at the Illorin township stadium, Executive Project Manager of the Let’s go girls fund, Mr. Olajide Fasikun noted that Latifat will be among the benefactors of the project together with other young girls to be discovered in future athletics competitions.
Nigeria's sprint queen, Mary Onyali who was present at the event said the objective of the initiative is to encourage female athletes in the country to succeed despite obvious challenges.