Dance legend Kafayat Shafau-Ameh popularly recognized as Kaffy thru her Kreative Arts Foundation for Youths (KAFFY) Foundation is working collectively with stakeholders to carry fitness insurance plan to Nigerian dancers following the spate of fitness challenges main to the loss of lives amongst them.
Kaffy and stakeholders in the enterprise together with healthcare providers, fitness administration organizations, lifestyles coaches, dance team leaders and dance artists converged to pick a sustainable healthcare deal at a two-day digital convention tagged Dance2Health.
The summit which used to be put collectively with the aid of KAFFY Foundation is the first of its variety and used to be birthed in response to the developing issues of fitness challenges confronted by way of participants of the dance industry.
“More than 98% of dancers lack fitness insurance plan and self-awareness. The majority lead a way of life of drugs, peer pressure, terrible intellectual wellbeing, and non-public irresponsibility,” Kaffy said.
“This is the bane of the industry. Until each and every company dance chief is shouldered with the accountability of making sure that each and every group of workers (dancer) has a legitimate fitness insurance plan cowl this enterprise lacks a heart.”
Other stakeholders at the summit additionally gave their takes on the exceptional methods dancers can take care of their bodies.
Before the summit, Kaffy had accomplished her survey of how many Nigerian dancers would be involved in fitness insurances and impressively, 250 responses had been recorded inside forty two hours.
Plans for the first segment of the initiative with an preliminary five hundred dancers which would advantage from a compressible fitness care insurance plan design at an low-priced fee are being concluded.
Kaffy, viewed right here performing with Falz will assist five hundred dancers in the first section of the initiative
“We agreed to begin small in Lagos State by means of jogging with a suitable organizational structure, suited registration of dancers inside Local Government Areas, evaluating the value of healthcare per unit, and ultimately inserting up a gadget that stirs sustainable aid and sponsorship is the way to go. This convention is an ongoing dialog that was once proposed to run twice per month,” Kaffy said.
Aside from the healthcare insurance plan initiative, Kaffy thru her basis is additionally launching a intellectual fitness help team the place dancers can meet twice a month.
Credit: Steve Dede