Monday, 14 April 2014

THE EXECUTION (Slam Dunk Your Trash Campaign 2014 - Pictures)

University of Uyo Basketball Court before Slam Dunk Your Trash (SDYT)
UniUyo Court during survey for SDYT
Weak and shaky rim and board
Volunteers painting the basketball court in preparation for SDYT
Dedication to transforming the Basketball Court
Center ball designed and painted by Immortal
Setting up the new rim  
New boards ready for use
Concepts and ideas coming together to put a classy touch to the court
Volunteers at work
Fixing the rim to the board
Welding and reinforcing the rim stand
Structural Engineers proferring support
Rims ready for use
Center ball 
DJ Preppy set up for Music Entertainment
Basketballers warm up for SDYT
Coordinator and Host of SDYT - Emmanuel Sofa
Coordinator sensitising the basketballers and spectators on the need to manage waste and keep our communities litter free.
Displaying Team names at the back of Jerseys designed and sponsored by SOFER Initiative
3 R-Side  Players with the Coordinator. 
Team REDUCE Versus Team REUSE
During the 3R-Side game.
The New improved Basketball Court with the 3R-Side Teams and Anchor.
Team Connection
Coach Ekere charging the teams to put up a good show.
Volunteers and planning Committee Members at the SDYT
Committed Player and Volunteer (Ini)
Rapper and Entertainer
Female Players and Bebeto
DJ Preppy got the crowd dancing.
This is SDYT

Sunday, 23 March 2014

#Environmental Love and Basketball# (SLAM DUNK YOUR TRASH)

A total shift from the norm is what SOFER Initiative is bringing the world. Using the game of Basketball as a tool for transforming communities environmentally. Creatively innovative with all sense of freshness is what the SDYT represents... Fanitisation, 3 R-Side, Dunk Your Trash, Pick n' Trash, 3 Rs Rap Battle are some of the freshly developed concepts to amplifying our clamour for a clean, green, safe and serene environment. We are also giving back to the University of Uyo and its communities
a refurbished basketball court. Thanks to our committed Volunteers and Partners - Ford Motors Conservation and Environmental Grant Programme. For more information, , contact: :+2348037719063.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

NAIJA DIAMOND (Documentary series celebrating selfless service to Nigeria)

Watch out for the documentary series Naija Diamonds featuring Emmanuel Sofa and the history of SOFER Initiative and its commitment to the Nigerian Environment. Showing on Saturday, 15th March, 2014 at 7am and repeat at 7pm Nigerian time. For comments and contributions please call; +2348037719063 or email;

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2014, SOFER Initiative brings together students, residents, visitors and basketball lovers to the much anticipated SLAM DUNK YOUR TRASH Competition, scheduled for the 29th of March 2014 at the University of Uyo Basketball Court, from 2pm. The activities for the event would include; - Slam Dunk Your Trash Competition (Slam Dunk Contest) - 3 R-Side Competition (3 Aside by 3 Teams (Teams Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)) - Pick n Trash (Pick up Litter Contest) - Fanitisation (Opportunity for the spectators to be a part of the Show) - Cheer Leaders - Dance - Music by DJ Preppy of the Calabar Carnival. This event is aimed at using the game of basketball to create awareness on litter and waste management using the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). We are also giving back to the school by painting the basketball court and replacing the board and rim stand. Please join in this campaign for a SERENE UYO and a global impact with the love of Basketball. For more information, contact;, +2348037719063