Kidus Legacy Education and Soccer Foundation , AAU, Sport Science Dep’t launch intensive training

Kidus Legacy Foundation and AAU, College of Natural and Computational Sciences have launched an intensive training on football and youth education on Saturday February 1, 2020 at AAU.

“Developing the minds of the country’s youth to create better future for Ethiopia” is one of the foundation’s ultimate vision that it needs to accomplish.

Habtamu Lemma, who lost his nineteen years old son named Kidus, said, “We established Kidus foundation to create tremendous opportunities for the kids to have a better education and develop soccer skills.”

The foundation has come true after Kidus Habtamu who had a pleasant dream to serve his country.

“We promote hard work and team spirit to challenge youth to reach their God-given potential.” Said the owners and members of the foundation.

Kidus was a second year student of Philosophy in the University of Pittsburgh which is a state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“The training will not be confined to slide lectures. The children will invade football pitches for taking matches and developing soccer skills” Habtamu confirmed.

He said that at the end of their high school education, our foundation will award some outstanding students foreign scholarships to continue their higher education in some of the prominent American universities.

Addisalem Abatkun (PhD), Dean at College of Natural and Computational Sciences, said “The training focuses the children between eleven and thirteen years of age of many talents; particularly in education and football.

“As the name indicated, the intention of the training is to pursue Kidus’s legacy of hard work and passion for his country” Addisalem said.

She said, “We continue supporting the kids to be the next productive generation in all the necessary aspects.”

“The young children are the promising players of the Ethiopian National Football team whom we expect them in both the African Cup of Nations and World Cup” Dean of CNCS sincerely hoped.

In the event, Ethiopian National Football Team Coach, Instructor Abraham Mebratu, Artist Abebe Balcha and other special guests attended the opening ceremony.

Theodros Shewangizaw February 7, 2020

Photograph by Fikremariam Beyene