Nation-One Academy Supports Grassroots Football
Monrovia – The promotion of Liberia’s traditional sport —Football is gradually taking a positive direction especially with the ongoing programs being initiated by Liberians in and out of the country.
Well one of such groups that is keened on promoting as well as empowering young people in sport is a non-for-profit organization, Nation-One Academy.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the group, Octawie Tah, promoting the game through grassroots development is key to the footballing sector if Liberia.
He said the best thing to do now as a nation and people is to create the necessary avenue to ensure the full empowerment of raw talents of Liberia.
Octawie pointed out that one of the focuses of his academy is to prepare young people for future challenges through Education, Sports and character development including mentor-ship.
As a testimony of improving and making impact on the lives of young people, seven Liberian kids are currently in the United States of America under the auspices of the group and are now pursuing their dreams through sports and education development respectively.
The Nation One Academy CEO named Milton Jones, 15, who is currently in Boston as being outstanding in his educational and sporting endeavor he was sent to the USA by Nation one .
Additionally, he added that Amos Debbah is in New Jersey while Lawrence Taylor is in Connecticut and both Cyrus Harmon and Julius are in Kentucky and Texas respectively and are currently in school while playing college football.
Mr. Tah said it is now time to have a holistic approach in order to promote the development of Liberian kids nationally.
“We have talents, who are willing and prepared to show-case their skill, as such we need to give them the needed opportunity for them to explore”, Tah said.
The group with about three years of existence in Liberia, is focusing on making a great impact on the lives of young people. “We are making impact as well changing the lives of our kids better,” Octawie bragged.
Explaining further, he indicated that they have about 20 kids on their academy but with a mandate to ensure that only the best among the rest are selected.
Mr. Tah admonished Liberian kids to place more emphasis on education which is lasting rather than sports, which is good but has a little life spend.
He disclosed that plans are on the way for the construction of its own facilities soon and urged others who are wanting their kids to attend its three years program to be patient as their current process is based on merit.