“Balance they say is not something you find, it’s something you create”. Our school offers various sporting activities which help to develop the minds and bodies of our staff and students such as Football, Volley ball, Basketball, Badminton and Indoor games like Table Tennis, Scrabble, Ludo, and Chess.
This is a football skills development program where we offer professional football training by professional coaches with experience in football both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria for our Pupils and Students; Ages 4-15. We not only teach football intelligence and techniques but also the proper mindset and ensure physical fitness training.
We have in place suitable equipment and an environment that promotes learning and enhances football performances, ensuring that all players enrolling in our program will improve their skills and increase the chances of reaching professional football; opportunities to be linked with Football Clubs and Academies both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
In DMS Academy, we allow registration of other children who are not students of our institution.
Divine Mercy School (DMS) is one of the selected schools in Abuja where the “Power Forward” project is active. Power Forward is funded by the National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Africare and ExxonMobil.
It’s a youth engagement initiative using basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills in Nigeria. This youth empowerment and development initiative teaches leadership skills and builds health awareness through a combination of classroom and athletic activities.
The initiative began at DMS in 2014 and we emerged as the champions in their yearly Basketball event of the 2015 edition. We have also through this initiative, implemented Malaria awareness programmes at Guzape and Kpebi (Kobi) Districts within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where our students who are enrolled in the Project (Direct Beneficiaries) distributed various items to residents of these communities especially to their pregnant women and children. The project also focuses on observing health related campaigns such as World Environment Day, Global Hand washing Day, World Aids Day, World Menstrual Hygiene Day (Girls only) etc.
The “Power Forward” project has greatly improved the wellbeing of our Pupils and students who are both direct and indirect beneficiaries of this initiative.