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Sports changing lives

16 March 2012, 12:15 Anthony Muriuki Muthuri

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Sky-way football club within Kangeta Division of Igembe South District has motivated students and school leavers out of negative social activities common among the youth.

The team formed 3 years ago has proved to be an effective tool for economic liberty and protection of the environment within the Kangeta Division.

Speaking to media the team manager Philip Murithi (Faulu Banker) said the club has helped to fight drug and substance abuse, idleness and school dropouts through the tournaments played.

To build the economic base of the members, the club has a merry-go-round that has enabled them initiate developmental projects among them tree planting and poultry keeping, said Murithi.

Following its outstanding performance the team manager said it has won the attention of the local community warranting them material and financial support.

Murithi said the team continues to get financial support from local leaders among them Njia Ward Councilor Ntointi who gave the club KES. 5, 000/= as recommendation for its effective participation in the day-to-day community development.

He remarks that the club is destined to achieving both socio-economic liberty and becoming a shining star of the region and the entire nation.

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