The journey started on 20th June 2011 from Kitale to Nairobi at 7:24am.
We arrived at Kitale town at exactly ten minutes past eight. From there we took Matunda bus to Nairobi. Arriving at Nairobi we went to where we were supposed to stay. The following day, we went to St Benedict Catholic church to take Kampala coach to Moshi.There, we take our breakfast in a hotel and then the buses were already waiting for us. At about 11:40 am we started our journey ending to the border Namanga.We arrived at the border in the evening finding people very congested, we had to lay on the queue for the stamping of the passports and showing of vaccination cards so that we were allowed to enter Tanzania with any doubt. We continued with our journey after finishing the logistics in the border, we had to pass through Arusha Town to reach in Moshi Town.
The journey was very long and tiresome especially for us which were the first time to tour there. It was about 1000km from the Namanga border to Moshi Town. We really enjoyed the journey hence seeing many geographically features on the way. We arrived at Moshi Technical College at around 7:30 pm in the evening finding many participating teams already there. The climate there was cool and warm which was good for the all participant up to the end of the tournament.
The major key topics taught there was as follows: Leadership and Networking/community participation; Coaching-Laws of the game,Referee,First Aid e.g. injuries prevention and treatment/sport medicines and Kicking Aids out/drugs
Other minor topics includes: Conflict resolution, Volunteerism, Youth rights e.g. fair play/justice/environment/child labour issues and interfaith dialogue. In addition comes the basic values of networking and building of cultural understanding.
These thematic areas were focused through daily seminars held during the tournament. All participants attended the seminars. Each session took 1hr 30min starting from 8:00am to 9:30am before the teams go to various fields to play. Every participant who attended the seminars got the certificate in every course attended.
Newton Kipkurui ( 12 years old)
‘Our first day of journey we traveled to Nairobi and spent night before proceeding to Moshi. We continued with our journey to Moshi the following day arriving there at 7:30pm and welcomed by our leader. We directed to our dorm and given personal effects that we will use. We played our matches without qualifying to the next round. I got opportunity to meet with former athletic Wilson Kipketer. Actually it was history to me traveling Tanzania. I thank Tysa and Globalgiving for supporting us.
That day I was very happy after the long awaited day. We were going for a trip in Tanzania (Moshi). We started our journey at 7:00am at Kitale to Nairobi by Matunda bus. It was on 20th June, 2011. We reached Nairobi and spend the night there (Baba Ndogo). Early the following day, we had breakfast and began our journey to Moshi by Kampala coach. At Namanga, we were inspected and our passport stamped, then we proceeded to Arusha and reached there at 5:00 pm. Thereafter, we arrived at Moshi safely. In the tournament, we lost all the matches. After, the finals, we came back home. I will never forget that day’.
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