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From ‘Grass to Grace’-5th Nation One Academy Kid departs Monrovia for USA

Biological father deceased with a poor and uneducated aged mother(Alfreda Debah) , 15 years old Amos Debbah shocks his parents recently when he obtained a visa to travel to the United states of America .

Little Debah, a 9th grade student at the Paynesville Seventh Day Adventist, received the scholarship which he described as the shock of his life through the support of a football Charity, Nation One Academy.

Amos Debah, a talented utility player, is the 6th child to benefit from Nation One Academy ongoing program while two others namely Hamza Kromah and Lawrence Taylor will joined him at the end of July and August respectively.The Liberian kid who departed the country on Monday will now continue his academic sojourn and football career at the Blair Academy in the United States for four years. Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in New Jersey, USA where students in grades 9-12 pursue a superior college preparatory and sporting Education.

Debah’s mother, Madam Alfreda Debah in a joyous mood rained praises on the Almighty God for such a golden opportunity.”He is a good player and was really determined to succeed, we must had hope  and always pray  for him but we never expected God to work things out so fast….this has strengthened my faith,” she spoke in colloquial to Liberia
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Nation One Academy Country Director, Melton Yoko said the invitation for Amos Debah is part of NationOne Chief Executive officer, Otawee Tah’s continuous strive to create opportunity for talented Liberian children to achieve their dreams.

Tah himself, a Liberian who was driven in the 90s as a result of the civil war has vowed to give back to Liberian kids by empowering them through sports and character development. “We have our CEO Otawee Tah who lives in the United States, he is always looking for scholarship for our players and this latest one comes from Blair Academy,” Melton asserted.

Yoko added: “Some of the sole purpose of NationsOne is to give Liberian children opportunity to travel out of this country and also help Liberia to have good players in the future.

Yoko thanked NationOne Chief Executive Otawee Tah and Blair Academy for providing the opportunity for player Debah whom he described as one of the brightest talents at the academy. He also hailed the African Dream Academy, the Caver Mission Academy, and the Alpha Old-timer Sports Association for helping to foster the effort of Nation One.“We want to extend our gratitude to our CEO Otawee Tah, you know to see a young man always fighting to help his people is something awesome not many people would want to do such.

“We also want to thank the schools that are helping us; the African Dream Academy, the Caver Mission Academy as well as the Paynesville Adventist High School for helping us with our kids,” he added.

Big thanks also go to the Alpha Old-timer Sports Association and the ELWA family for allowing us use their facilities for training,” the Nation One Academy Country Director concluded.

source| Varmah Kamara

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