By Doh James Sonkey
The global none profit making Non-Governmental Organization, 237 Brothers in Taekwondo USA has donated COVID 19 scholarships ranging from US Dollars 100 to 150 to local clubs of Taekwondo in Cameroon in order to alleviate difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The scholarships were officially handed to local clubs presidents and instructors last January 16, 2021 at a solemn ceremony at in Yaounde chaired by the Secretary General of the Cameroon Federation of Taekwondo, FECATAE, Zeuseu Simo Jean Pierre in the presence of visiting Direc-tors of Sport and Development of 237 Brothers in Taekwondo USA on mission to Cameroon, EkossiEpane and KepsouSoupoursouCalmette.
The scholarships were officially handed to the local Taekwondo clubs by officials of the 237 Brothers in Taekwondo USA who urged them to make good use of them in order to keep the flames of taekwondo burning in Cameroon.
Master Kepsou Soupoursou used the occasion to brief local clubs presidents and Taekwondo instructors on their mission to Cameroon and how the initiative was hatched.
He stressed that “our mission at 237 Brothers in Taekwondo USA is to help Cameroon clubs grow better because while still in Cameroon we witnessed these difficulties.”
He reminded them that the competition for the scholarships was launched last October 1, 2020 in Yaounde by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO of 237 Brothers in Taekwondo USA, Grand Master Nomo Alfred. He also presented the annual sports programme of their NGO.
Talking to reporters, Master Ekossi Epane explained that “we members of 237 Brothers in Taek-wondo USA could not fold our arms and watch taekwondo clubs and their instructors helpless in Cameroon due to the COVID19 pandemic”.
The Secretary General of FECATAE told pressmen that “we came to accompany the action of our brothers from the Diaspora to support taekwondo in Cameroon through the granting of these scholarships. We pray that such communion continues for the growth and development of taek-wondo.”