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Amobi Okoye and team in Nigeria


Amobi: yes that’s the nonprofit, that’s the foundation … that’s the nonprofit arena of what we are try- ing to do internationally in Africa.


ASM: Tell us a little bit about that particular project and the inner workings of that and how you hope to achieve the goals of that particular nonprofit in Africa ….


Amobi: Well the bulk of it is pretty much what we just discussed in popularizing American football. We have identified the interest level and we have exposed the interest level in the last five years that we have been speaking out. Now we have to keep growing and expanding and popularizing of the sport itself and actually having the kids practice and compete in American football in Africa. So that’s the bulk of Changing Africa Through Education. We also understand that there are other current needs now for the people of Africa, so we have different other additional programs with our Books Abroad Program where we shipped out books from the U.S. to communities in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, for the kids to further educate themselves about just life and education. Then we understand that there is medical needs, so during the period of time we’re down there; we try to take doctors with us take medical supplies and equipment and any little that we can do to help with the needs the current needs of today, it’s part of Changing Africa Through Education and our long term goal is that with football we will promote academics, through athletics and in time just help …in a long term help increase the middle class, with kids going back to school to participate in sports and eventually get- ting degrees wanting to enhance the sports more and if not using their degrees to do other things to better the country as a whole so the key word is getting them back in school.


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