Allow me introduce to you Wamala Kenneth, a 14 year old boy, who is part of our sports program. In the photo above he his happily holding a certificate he has just received as the best player in the Mabike Football Tournament, one of the local tournaments our teams have had the opportunity to compete in, thanks to your support.
For us who know what Kenneth was gone through, seeing his achievements we have been so encouraged and appreciate more the positive change this program is bringing to kids. To give you all a picture: Kenneth lost his father in March this year. His father had two families, and when he passed on the other family took all the little the family owned, leaving Kenneth and the mother with nothing. Because of that Kenneth’s mother turned to alcohol and now cannot do anything to look after Kenneth.
Thanks to God that when Kenneth lost his father he was part of the Kids First sports program and as soon as we got to know about his situation we were able to comfort him and be around him so that he didn't feel alone. We also give him more opportunity to participate in football, something that is really helping him heal. Our coach Lameck, who is amazing in the way he interacts and coaches these boys, has also been there for him and he his very proud of him.
Kenneth is happier and he has great hope of making it in life. He plays number seven and is a great team player.
For all our great sponsors who might not have heard the news: the Kids First soccer team has won a "world cup" of restoring hope to disadvantaged kids like Kenneth, who would have been on streets now or abusing drugs. We believe through your support we shall be able to win more trophies, spreading the love of Christ through sports, develop talents of neglected kids, reduce drug abuse in kids and also reduce to the spread of HIV/AIDS through giving an alternative way of spending leisure time.
Thanks a lot for supporting us. May God bless you for changing lives.
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!