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The first batch of graduates from the PlayHouse Charity Foundation (PCF) emerged last Friday with the commissioning.....
The first batch of graduates from the PlayHouse Charity Foundation (PCF) emerged last Friday with the commissioning of its new office at No. 7 Hospital Road, Port Harcourt.
The founder, PlayHouse Charity Foundation, Mrs. Gogo Iwo-Brown said the aim of the PlayHouse was to discover, develop and prosper the youths, particularly the handicaps by engaging their God-given talents and abilities for the positive transformation of their lives, saying that it could be achieved through the arts, entrepreneurial skill development, health education, sports, trades, career guiding and counselling.
She stressed that when contact was made in Port Harcourt in 2003, with some very talented youths, PlayHouse para-soccer club was birthed immediately, adding that the club was made up of physically challenged youths who have passion for soccer and willing to contribute towards the societal development of our nation.
Expressing their gratitude to the founder of the PlayHouse Charity Foundation and the Commissioner for Employment, one of the graduands, Alhaji Mustapha said the assistance given by the foundation has made him to express himself fluently and play ball.
Alhaji Mustapha said they needed Internet facilities, more computers, computer books, educational tools, multimedia components, tables and chairs, pointing out that they are also seeking for avenues to do Industrial Training (IT).
The Commissioner employment, Barr Honourable O. Asita while commissioning the new office, promised he would let the governor, Dr. Peter Odili know about their needs, assuring them that there would be response by Dr. Peter Odili.
The commissioner expressed happiness that the six graduands had started in a better position and could become great men and women in the society.
He urged the founder, Mrs. Brown to put in more effort, take good care of the students to ensure they achieved their goal as students and as soccer stars.
Representing the chairman of the PlayHouse Charity Foundation, Mr. Tony Uranta commended the effort of the founder, Mrs. Brown, saying that he observed the students she nurtured were not only soccer stars but they were intellectually blessed.
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This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.
Many thanks to the people who worked hard in the past and those who are still making efforts to keep the institution.
The labour is obviouly worth it. We are proud of you all.
A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution
May God continue to keep the edifice for development of future generations to the glory of God and the benefits of our fatherland.