A Co-founder of SEEDAfrique Billy James Dega has been adjudged as one of the winners of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Fit for Life Photo contest for the year 2021.
According to UNESCO, its aim for organising the photo contest was to promote equality, empowerment, and inclusion through sport. The UN body also used the contest as an opportunity for young people around the world to submit entries which illustrate the power and potential of sport as a driver of equality, empowerment, and inclusion.
In an email confirming the information, UNESCO congratulated Mr. Dega for his photos and described his entry as “really inspiring.”
“We are pleased to announce that your photo was chosen as one of the winners for the UNESCO Fit for Life Photo Contest. This was an extremely competitive process with entries from around the world, so our warmest congratulations for your fantastic photo which really inspired our jury!
Dega’s entry was made up of photos from an awe-inspiring sports-science day at Calvary Stars Academy in Dansoman-Accra, and a one-day Sports Clinic at the Tennis Court at the Accra Sports stadium.
The former sports-science day at Calvary Stars Academy, which was organised by Liquid Sports Ghana and NSBE-Ghana, saw the school children taking part in Kids’ athletics and an electrical electronic clinic which was focused on educating students on basic electronics.
On the other hand, the SEEDAfrique organised KIDSports programme at the Accra Sports stadium tennis court aimed to provide quick, accessible, and specialized sports for young athletes, and also give every child access to sports as well as increase grassroots participation in sports.
The winners of the contest would be interviewed for a profile feature on the UNESCO website and also have their entry exhibited at UNESCO headquarters in 2022, and promoted online on the Organization’s website, social media platforms, in publications, and as part of Fit for Life advocacy campaigns.