Rosemary Chukwuma and Hope Joshua gets College scholarship offers in US!

The St. John’s University, New York in the United States of America has offered Kids ‘N’Play duo of Rosemary Chukwuma and Hope Joshua scholarship opportunities to study at the prestigious Roman Catholic University.

The private university which fields 17 NCAA, Division I teams,  is renowned for preparing students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. The University is committed to serving those in need as St. Vincent de Paul did, and is committed to combating the root causes of injustice while helping to create a more equitable world.

In a letter by the School head coach, Jim Hurt on how they were able to select the duo, he said: “Congratulations on your excellent success in Track and Field. Your hard work and competitive abilities have caught our attention and we would like you to take a good look at St. John’s University and Our Cross Country, Track and Field program as you begin your college selection process.”

CEO Kids ‘N’ Play and father of Germany’s Decathlon Record Holder, Mr Mike Enahoro reinstated the essence and vision of the initiative while speaking to

“The current joyous situation is a cumulative result of 4 years of hard work and belief by all participants, parents, coaches and staff of the Kids and Play initiative. PLAY for us is Positive Learning Advancements in Youths and that’s what has happened here. These girls have grown and are a testament to our program’s philosophy.

He continued, “While we thank St John’s university and felicitate with their families, we also share a big thank you to all the participants of the program and say the best is yet to come and that hardwork pays and that our conviction is now stronger than ever to forge ahead to continue to provide an opportunity for children to express themselves and grow in the sport of Athletics in Nigeria.”

Rosemary Chukwuma is currently the new kid on the block as the 18 year old graduate of Government Secondary School, Jiwa in Abuja has carved a niche for herself, winning the National Youth 100m and 200m titles in June also scooping the 200m Gold medal at the National Youth Games in Ilorin and just recently won the 200m event at the All Comers Meet organised by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria last weekend. The young prodigy who qualified for the World Youth Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games earlier in the year has a Personal Best of 11.85s and 24.33s, She was recently awarded the 2017 FCT Athlete of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (FCT Chapter) on the 24th of November.

Hope Joshua is an SS2 student of Model Secondary School, Maitama, Abuja who competes in the 100m and 200m.The National Youth Silver medalist was billed to represent Nigeria at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas earlier in the year but her hopes were dashed as the federation couldn’t send the team to the Caribbean nation. At 16 years, she already has a Personal Best of 12.17s and 24.78s in her disciplines. This scholarship offer is a sure boost for her to improve on herself. Congratulations Champs!




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