Mercy International holds an annual soccer tournament and medical program in May of every year for the children of Osi-Ekiti and its surrounding communities. For two days, children from ten primary schools from Osi and other neighboring communities participate in a single elimination soccer tournament. As the sports matches ongoing, we attend to the children medically.
Our support communities in Minnesota greatly help make this program possible by providing vitamins, children's books, soccer balls, and sports equipment. The following table shows the number of participants and equipment that were distributed to the children between the years 2013 and 2016.
Number of Participating Children - 600 Number of Participating Schools - 10 Soccer Balls - 2,000 Soccer Cleats - 600 Socks - 1,200 T-Shirts & Jerseys -2,600