The clock is fast ticking on the much-awaited face-off at the Robert Kimeli Misoi Mega Tournament on October 9-10 at Ol’Lessos Primary School grounds.
It will be a clash like no other as 14 football teams from Ol’Lessos ward compete for a trophy that will be handed over to the winners on the last day of the event. Other competitors will also receive prizes to motivate them, Robert Kimeli Foundation confirmed.
The foundation patron Robert Misoi said the competition is preceded by another Mega open Tournament featuring all sporting activities targeting youth teams across Nandi county.
“We will be doing a football tournament this time around because it has been a dominant sport in the area, and we wish to use the same avenue to nurture other talents in various fields,” said Mr Misoi.
Misoi said young people were active and through sporting activities, they have opportunities to discover their talents while keeping themselves engaged to avoid social defiance.
“The way we engage young people today will determine the prospects for sustainable development and peace. To utilize young people’s potential as agents of change in society, it requires active involvement and empowerment of youth in development, policies and supporting their participation at all levels right from the grassroots,” Misoi opined.
The initiative is not the first to be conducted by the foundation as other successful programs have been conducted in the past.
The foundation has been conducting an Empowerment programs towards reviving other sporting activities like volleyball and netball across the ward which has seen about 7 teams receive balls and training gears.
The foundation is also behind the weekly food donation across the ward , 31 charity events targeting widows, single parents, the elderly and persons with disabilities and the elderly in a bid to cushion them from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the same time, Robert Kimeli Foundation supports girl child empowerment with special focus on creating awareness to the girls on sex education, health and hygiene, relationships and mental health.
Throughthe program christened “SAVE THE GIRL” the foundation has been donating sanitary towels to the girls across the ward.