Dazaa Foundation

The Dazaa Foundation was initiated by the Nigerian artist Dazaa Aniama. He painted the bears representing Nigeria in the circle of “United Buddy Bears” (see photo).

Dazaa Aniama has organised an big annual football tournament involving the schools in the region of his native village. In preparation for this tournament, he set up weekly training sessions with voluntary helpers in all of the participating schools. The schools look forward to the big tournament as the high point at the end of each year. The underlying educational approach demonstrates to the children that their efforts and a regular participation in the sessions preparing them for the tournament are worth their while. This insight is also applicable to other areas of their lives.

In support of this project, the Buddy Bear Help e.V. funds footballs,  football shirts and trophies.