Int’l Day of Sport for Development and Peace Goes To Fendall

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Monrovia – In observance of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, National High School Sports with support from UNESCO will organize a day long  Sports Day on April 6, 2019.


Report by Christopher C. Walker 00231777898224 / 00231886723075 [email protected]



The Sports day will be played at the University of Liberia Fendell Campus sports ground and it will involve high schools in order to make them focus on the power and value of sport to effect social change, human development and foster peace.

Seven high schools will participate in the one-day sports festival, namely Kingsley Lington Academy, Effort Baptist Church School, Careysburg Public School, Nathan E. Gibson High School, Light Evangelism Ministries Church School, Oluremi Tinubu Public School and Confidence School System.

All the participating high school teams will also participate in the following sporting disciplines handball, basketball, volleyball, kickball and football that’s according to a release from the organizers. 

The 2019 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an initiative supported by UNESCO to create awareness, highlighting the importance and the impact of sport in facilitating social inclusion, gender parity and youth empowerment. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace has been celebrated every year since 2014. 

Trophies and cash prizes will be presented by dignitaries to winners while runners-up will receive only cash prizes. 

Effort Baptist Church School will take on Careysburg Public School in the handball while in Basketball Nathan E. Gibson will come face to face with Effort Baptist.

In the volleyball version of the day-long sports day it will be an all Kingsley Lington Academy affairs when the old students take in the new students.

Light Evangelism Ministries Church School will face Kingsley Lington Academy in kickball. Oluremi Tinubu Public School and Confidence School System will fight things out for the champion title in football.

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