Thursday, March 17, 2011

School & Clinic Visit

The mission of the Amobi Okoye Foundation and IFAF in Nigeria extends far beyond the football field, and on Monday team members traveled outside the city of Abuja to a small health clinic where a team of a dozen doctors were giving out free medical care.  Free cancer screenings, blood pressure readings, and medication distribution were just a few of the services offered.

An adjacent school led to an impromptu school visit, where NFL Players Amobi Okoye, James Ihedigbo, Connor Barwin, and Frank Okam chatted with the students and gave them an afternoon they won't soon forget.

Amobi Okoye speaks with local students outside of Abuja, Nigeria

Long before he took the field for the Houston Texans, Amobi was a student at a similar school in Nigeria.  The Defensive Lineman spent from birth to age twelve in his native land before moving to America.
The faces of Africa are unforgettable - such as this woman receiving medical attention from volunteer doctors

The school chalkboard displayed the Tower of Babel story as well as a lesson on Business Models - proving that the lack of air conditioning and power would not stop these determined students. 

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