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Winner Emerges As CCC Int’l Hosts Annual Children’s Competition

Posted: Jun 19, 2016 at 1:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chinyere Abiaziem
Lagos-A new winner has emerged from the annual dancing competition hosted recently by the Christian Community Church International.
The trophy of the dancing competition tagged Victory Dance went to Itolo Girls Senior Secondary School, Surulere.
Victory Dance, which is in its third year, is the church’s attempt to reach out to people in visible ways. As the church had done in the past, the winning school gets adopted by the church for one year while the runner up schools gets cash rewards.
According to the presiding pastor, Ayo Abisagbo, the church decided to embark on the gospel dance competition to create a forum, where talents can be identified amongst children in the community, with the children helped to utilise same in ways that glorify God.
“The competition is meant to help the young people to channel their energies into activities that will develop them mentally, spiritually and socially. Discovery of talent is not enough but we must ensure youngsters glorify God with their talents and be aware that we care for them. This will ultimately create a community of vibrant and productive youths devoid of crime and other social vices.
“The church had always taken keen interest in the education sector of Surulere, as it celebrated the excellence spirit in the schools with one of the best results in the state, in  last year’s WAEC examination, which happened to be in its environment. These efforts of the church have also been recognised by the Lagos State government, as it got an award during the last Support Our Schools programme of the state,” Abisagbo said.
However, the second place was taken by New Era Girls Senior Secondary School, while the third position proved a tough one, as Lagos Progressive Secondary School and Gbaja Girls High School had to have a dance off to decide that. In the end, Lagos Progressive proved to be better dancers than and won the third position.
Past winners of the dancing competition include, Obele Community Secondary School in 2014, who got a power generating set from the church while in 2015, Gbaja Girls High school, Surulere School won the competition and got a drum set, aside the trophy and cash gift.