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We are using sport to change young people’s lives

Friday, May 03, 2024

By Francis Mureithi

Writer Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The project taps into the power of sports to bring social cohesion while embracing diversity, and inclusivity and advocating for good governance.
  • It has brought together more than 300 youths from the Nakuru political hotbeds, including Nakuru Town East and Nakuru Town West.
  • The youth are involved in football and basketball and the organisers plan to introduce other sports like volleyball, athletics, and netball.


For a long time, youth have been mischievously used by politicians as peace ambassadors through hurriedly arranged tournaments.

These seem to be sports-related events but they are not. Each one of them is turned into a political event.

Politicians use the youth as pawns to help them get elected, run campaigns and even to settle scores.

That is changing in Nakuru, thanks to an initiative dubbed the Game Project.

MIDRIFT HURINET is non-profit organization that was founded in 2008 whose main mandate is to empower citizens, the state and non-state actors to inculcate a culture of Human Rights, Peace & Security and Good Governance.

NAKURU OFFICE

Ronald Ngala Road,

Christ The King Training Institute

Building, First Floor.

P.O.Box 16326-20100, NAKURU,

KENYA

E: info@midrifthurinet.org

Website: www.midrifthurinet.org

Phone : (+254) 700 423 262


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P.O BOX 11128-00100 NAIROBI,

KENYA

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