Barely two years since the inception of non-governmental organization targeting children and youth in Kwale County, the continuous engagements have yielded fruits.
Samba Sports Youth Agenda that focuses on primary school going children in the County developed various engagement programs for both boys and girls so as to ensure they fully embrace education despite challenges.
The organisation uses sports in bringing the boy child close to education, deterring him from indulging in drug use, crime among other societal evils.
While addressing a recent gathering of primary going children at Waa grounds in Kwale County, Samba Sports Youth Agenda Patron Mohammed Ali Mwachausa singled out early marriages, school drop outs and early pregnancies as just but few factors that pushed him to develop the idea to salvage the situation.
[Young girls in a mentorship session during a Gal power activity. Photos/courtesy/SSYA].
He said if the young generation is ignored, the whole society is in peril.
“Remember it is not easy to instill fresh approach in changing the mindset of both the young children and their parents but we are in the right direction,” noted Mr. Mwachausa.
He said continuous mentorship programs in various primary schools in the county have been enhanced.
“We have to safeguard our backbone which is the youthful generation or else we will live in regrets,” he added.
The youth activist said apart from embracing education the children are showcasing their talents through sports and cultural activities.
The non- governmental organisation as well engages children in Madrassa, churches and those out of school in a bid to mentor them to the right path in life.
[Samba Sports Youth Agenda Patron Mohammed Ali Mwachausa at a past children engagement activity. Photo/courtesy/SSYA].
Some of the youth who completed their secondary education have benefited from economic empowerment training, linkages to loans and other government funds as well as internship opportunities for those already in higher education level.
Mwachausa who believes youth are the base of the current and future generation wants none of them indulge in drug use, criminal activities but get education.
“Education, ethics, hard working, determination among the young generation and deterring them from drug use are just but our core responsibilities under Samba Sports Youth Agenda,” added Mr. Mwachausa.