Visiting the World EXPO in Dubai with Young African Gamers

March 2022 Dubai

Our President, Maggie Gu, has countless times accompanied delegations at the World Expo in Dubai during the last 5 months, but her latest visit was different. 

Mrs Gu hosted Simi Nwogugu, the CEO of our long-term partner organisation JA Africa, and together they accompanied secondary school students from St. Saviours School, Lagos, Nigeria which was the first school to pilot JA programs in Nigeria over 23 years ago. 

The students had now ventured to Dubai to participate in the World School Games. The visit of the kids from St. Saviours School marks a significant new beginning since it's the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa that student teams are able to participate in international competitions and exchanges. 

Mrs Gu generously hosted a celebratory lunch for them all at the Morocco Pavilion who also provided diplomatic assistance throughout their visit. 

They visited several pavilions amongst which the Dubai Cares pavilion was the one the students favoured the most. Furthermore, they passed by the United Nations' Opportunity Pavilion which carried the theme 'Mission Impossible' and featured countries like Russia and Ukraine that usually receives visitors from all over the world. 


We owe a special thanks to Dubai Cares for coordinating the trip to the Expo and giving the students a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience!


We congratulate the school for winning the Athletics cup, the Football cup and coming second place overall! 


Watch a few short videos from the day

Photo gallery (click to enlarge)