A student of Greensprings School, Lagos, Comfort Samuel, has been named as the winner of the World School Games 2020 Mascot Design Competition, Samuel defeated a close rival, a South Korean student to win the prize.
The competition, according to the Head of Department, Physical Education, Greensprings School, Lekki, Mr. Jesimiel Samuel, started in November 2019, and students from schools all over the world submitted their designs for the competition, which held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
After several reviews and public voting, the pupil’s design named “The Eagle,” was chosen as the overall best and the official mascot for the 2020 edition of World School Games taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The winner, on her part, stated, “My inspiration comes from the issue of gender inequality in the world. Personally, I have been stereotyped many times because of my gender. My idea is to pick an eagle, which portrays perseverance and never giving up.”