IBB Golf Club to introduce golf clinics for IDP camp kids- Lady Captain

The Ladies section of the IBB International Golf and Country Club has underscored the need to take golf clinics to kids in Internally Displaced Camp (IDP) to arouse their interest in the sport.

Lady Captain of the Club, Dame Julie Donli stated this on Monday when members of the club visited kids in the Durumi IDP camp, Abuja, to identify with them on Children’s Day celebration.

Donli told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the visit was the Club’s little way of supporting the less privileged, encouraging them and giving them hope.

‘Today is a day to celebrate the children, we are here at the IDP camp in Durumi to celebrate our lovely children that are displaced.

‘We need to give them a sense of belonging, in spite of the fact that they are in a displaced camp, we are trying to tell them we care about them,’ she said .

The former NAPTIP boss said that going forward, the club will explore ways of taking it’s weekly children’s golf clinic to kids in the IDP camp, to further expose them and give them hope

‘We have what we call the children’s golf clinic where young children are taught how to play golf.

‘But you have to be interested in golf first, you have to be able to have the kits and the ability to attend and move around.

‘So for the kids in the IDP camp, in terms of logistics it will be a bit difficult to include them in that programme, absolutely difficult.

‘But what we are thinking of doing is once in a while bring the golf clinic to them, teach them the basics, just to have a feel of what it is like and to begin to develop interest in the sport,” she said.

Earlier, the Social Secretary of the Club, Omon Isemede said this year’s Children’s Day celebration was taken out of the lush green golf course, to create wider impact.

‘We are here today to celebrate with the kids in the IDP camp, we also gave a talk about hygiene and how to take care of themselves, even though they are displaced, little things like this matter,” she said.

NAN reports that high point of the occasion was the presentation o
f gifts to the kids and donation of N200, 000 to the IDP camp for the upkeep of the kids.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria