Children’s achievement and socialization through sport
The benefits of sport no longer need to be proved : a training for democracy, contributing to exchanges, respect of rules, search for excellence and acceptation of failure…

Niger’s youth Olympiad

The State of Niger launched (with support from the Cooperation service of the French Embassy, a sport project ‘Niger’s Youth Olympiad’, aiming at boosting physical and sport from primary school onward.

The project relies on the franco-nigerien educational and cultural network, with the Niamey and Zinder CCFN, the Agadez and Maradi Alliance Française, the La Fontaine French High School in Niamey.
OJEN implemented 4 regional team projects, each involving a dozen persons, conducted by a national organization office, based at the CCFN Jean Rouch in Niamey.

Its principle involves organizing mixed sport meetings (with girls and boys in each sport) during the 2019/2020 school year, and the 4th 2020 term. 36,000 children from 60 primary schools located in 4 towns (Niamey, Agadez, Maradi, Zinder) are concerned.
400 teachers have been trained in Sport and Physical Education and each participation schools has been fitted out : jumpers for children, track suits for teachers, balls for football, rugby, volley-ball, equipment for athletics and langa, and first-aid kits.

Inter-regional meetings

The first Sport and Cultural Youth Olympiads took place in Zinder from February 29th to March 1st, gathering several thousand pupils from the 4 regions involved in the project.

From October 23rd to 25th, Maradi organized its own regional meeting, gathering 20 pupils from Maradi, 10 from Tibiri, and 10 from Dogondoutchi and Dankassari, within the Orsay Dogondoutchi and Cesson-Dankassari decentralized cooperations, namely : 5 pupils from Dankassari (3 boys, 2 girls) and 5 pupils from Dogondoutchi (3 girls and 2 boys). Not counting the pupils coming from other regional delegations : alltogether 100 participants. The competitions included : cross country race, football, and langa, with sport shows (martial arts, vortex, taekondo, rugby, volley-ball) and cultural activities martial arts.