The Korea Cultural Centre Nigeria (KCCN) has taken a proactive step in fostering grassroots development of Taekwondo in Nigeria by initiating termly training sessions for selected public schools in Lagos State and Abuja.
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The training program, which began on November 15 and will run until November 24, aims to introduce and develop Taekwondo skills among students at the basic education level.
The KCCN’s commitment to nurturing Taekwondo talent at the grassroots level is evident through the implementation of a termly training project targeting specific basic schools in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) and Lagos.
The initiative is part of the center’s broader efforts to contribute to the growth and popularity of Taekwondo in Nigeria.
The selected schools in Abuja, equipped with permanent Taekwondo training infrastructures, include Nigeria-Korea Model School in Piwoyi, Lugbe Road Abuja; Junior Secondary School Maitama Abuja; LEA Wuse Zone 3 Abuja; LEA Maitama Abuja; LEA Wuse Zone 2 Abuja.
In Lagos, the participating schools are Boys Junior Academy in Mandillas, Lagos Island, and Kuramo Junior High School in Sandfill, Victoria Island.
The ongoing training sessions for the first term of the 2023/24 academic year, which commenced in June 2023 in Lagos, are set to conclude on Friday, November 24, 2023.
Each participating school involves the training of forty students, guided by experienced Taekwondo instructors provided by the KCCN.
To enhance the students’ interest and skills, the KCCN ensures the smooth operation of the project by regularly supplying the schools with uniforms, first-aid kits, and other Taekwondo training accessories.
Additionally, the initiative includes a biennial U-15 Taekwondo championship, providing a platform for students from these schools to showcase their skills.
The most recent edition, held in November 2022 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja, was a success, and anticipation is building for the upcoming edition expected towards the conclusion of 2024.
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