As a Group, we are proud to support some incredibly worthwhile causes in West Africa.
Futurestars is an exciting education through sports programme working with five schools in Tema, Ghana to deliver PE & sports coaching and assisting in the refurbishment of the participating schools. The project was founded by a joint venture between OMA Group, and Yinson Production WA.
All five schools report increased attendance and pupil engagement as a result of joining Futurestars and we have recently expanded activities across the border to Togo.
Futurestars Agoe Academy
Back in 2006 Raman Ibrahim, OMA Togo’s Finance manager, set up Promostars football in Lomé to promote, educate and train future soccer stars.
Today the team is part of the Futurestars programme and runs eight age groups for boys and girls. OMA Togo supports the teams with equipment, balls, football kit, boots and notebooks. There are now seven coaches, a technical director and a sports director (who is also Head Coach for the Togo National Team U17s), and last year Promostars collected a total of 11 cups across the age groups, including winning the coveted Cup at the Futurestars Festival of Sport in 2016, and narrowly missing out to Futurestars Ghana this year when the final went to penalties.
Emarito Maritime School
OMA Togo is closely involved in funding the first maritime school ever built in Togo which opened in October 2016 and offers full training & certificates for Togolese seamen.
As well as providing funds, including for the electronic navigation simulator pictured, there are transport & logistics courses for which OMA will offer training and potential work placements and jobs.