Various challenges facing the girl child within Kwale County may soon be addressed after a sports organisation launched various interventions in the county.
Sports Connect Foundation Chairperson Athanas Mdoe Tangai said the organisation will be focusing more on girl child empowerment programs and use sports in nurturing their talents.
Already the organisation has formed two lady’s soccer team within Taru Location in Kinango, Kwale County.
The girls not only compete in soccer matches but are also enlightened on their gender rights, education, how to fight early pregnancies and marriages within Kinango.
“We are currently sourcing for funds from well wishers to ensure girls remain in school since dropouts cases increasing within Kinango,” he said.
Mr. Mdoe noted the girls go through other social education activities in their locality where they have been sidelined in decision making processes.
“We are using sports to build confidence and self esteem among our girls if they are confident enough, they will never be underrated,” noted Mr. Mdoe.
[Girl’s team in action at Taru grounds. Photo/courtesy/SCF].
The organisation to be officially launched on Saturday at Taru has already attracted many girls into serious sporting activities.
According to the Sports Connect Foundation Chair, the girls who failed to pursue higher education are being assisted to fulfill their dreams.
He urged Kwale County government to assist the organisation attain its objectives of taming early marriages and pregnancies among school going children.
Mdoe revealed the current school dropouts within Kinango Sub county are as a result of unmotivated children who lack guidance and mentorship either at home or school.