DR PAULINE LONG LAUNCHES FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT IN AFRICA, AS PART OF HER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Dr Pauline Long is known for celebrating her birthday by giving back, today as she marks another milestone she has launched a football tournament in Kenya and Malawi to give back to the youth. The games dubbed as Dr Pauline Long Super Cup Football Tournament is aimed at supporting the youth in various villages to reach their potential. The football tournament is an initiative by Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation(PLEF).

Meanwhile the humanitarian appointed international youth leader Mr. James Woods-Nkhutabasa as the patron of Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation. She said, ‘ There is no other person that fits this role other than Mr. James Woods-Nkhutabasa. I’m so thrilled he agreed to be the Patron of our Foundation. I have for a number of years been a great admirer of his vision, maturity, passion and drive for the betterment of society. He will bring a lot of experience and support to the Foundation.”
As Woods-Nkhutabasa took on this major role, he commented: ‘I have for many years been a supporter and admirer of the extraordinary work Dr. Pauline Long has done and is continuing to do in the UK, Malawi and the world. As a young Malawian with a passion for the development of our nation and continent, this initiative holds a special place in my heart. The Foundation will enable Dr. Long to put youth, both male and female at the forefront of development by providing the necessary skill sets to meet the demands and pressures of a fast growing and ever changing society. Training the youth, providing mentorship and most importantly empowering them. It is a great cause worthy of support and I am privileged to be its Patron.’
Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation is a global organisation that provides tools for leadership and entrepreneurship. The foundation cares for the welfare of young men, widows, women and young girls that need support. In Kenya, Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation supports over 60 women by providing them with monthly basic needs. Dr Long said, “Most of these women in the remote village in Kenya are elderly and have no means of supporting themselves, I see them all as my mothers. I simply love them.” The foundation also provides scholarship and sponsors education for children in Congo, Zambia and Malawi.

PLEF is building their first multi-purpose women centre in Malawi. A centre that will open it’s doors to the community for the purpose pf education, entrepreneurship and leadership

PLEF TOURNAMENT KENYA

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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