SRA Family Sports Day: The Annual Syokimau family re-union
The Youth and sports committee, headed by Cyril Wafula, had several activities during the years 2018- 2019 The activities included:
- SYOKIMAU YOUTH OUTREACH TOURNAMENT and FAMILY FUN DAY. This sports tournament and family fun day has become an SRA annual event usually held in the month of August during schools holidays at Mt Sinai School. The theme for the last two events has been MADAWA SIO MABAWA. It promotes talents within our youth fraternity promotes unity within our neighbourhood and keeps the youth in Syokimau away from social media for a day.
- SYOKIMAU CHARITY WEEK. This has also become an SRA annual calender event normally taking place during the Easter week of every year. This year this event was held in a very unique way thanks to COVID-19. The model changed from mass community gatherings to visitations by the youth and welfare committees to the venerable families within our community. Delivering food aid packages.
“We can not ellimite all the needs within our societies but we can show some love and solidarity”
Says Cyril Wafula (Team Leader Youth and Sports Committee)
Some of the beneficiaries were
- Kicheko informal settlement residents
- Mwangaza rehabilitation center
- Mwangaza rehabilitation Center
- Specific identified families identified by our road marshals.
This annual event has taught our youth a lot about caring for others and showing kindness to the less fortunate members of our communities
Some of the unique CHALLENGES we experience this year are:
- Lack of and slow response from both parents and youths
- Fear to participate in community work .Thanks to COVID – 19
- Economic slow down due to COVID-19 made it difficult to get corporate sponsors as expected.
SUGGESTIONS FOR GROWTH
- Parents should must play a more engaged role in motivating their young people with follow ups to make sure their youths are fully engaged and involved.
- Youths should be encouraged to social with others in the estate through volunteering to serve in the youth and sports committee.
Youth and Sports Committee Team Leader : Cyril Wafula