Education & Football lifeskills to 300 children

Nov 7, 2012

Wilgister Has extra Skills Now

wilgister talking to girls
wilgister talking to girls


Am Wilkister, aged nineteen years. I come from a family of twelve, am born eighth. My family is not well of. my father has major physical disability which he  encountered in a road accident when I was in standard four, this has made my schooling more difficult due to lack of school fees. When I was in form three, I stayed at home for almost the whole year but I still had the passion to continue with my education and pursue a carrier in medicine. With the help of my head teacher at kipkeikei high school, he was willing to pay a half my school fees, the remaining part was done by my impressing performance in sports. Despite of all these problems, I was able to attempt my KCSE in the year 2010 and attained a mean grade of B-.

Football has been my favorite game since when I was still young. While in Primary school, I felt as if my talent was being undermined, this was due to the little interest the teachers had in sports at primary level. But still my passion grew stronger on daily basis. When I joined a high school, I felt the gap was being filled slightly. Later on, through Tran- Nzoia Youth Sports Association I got a chance to participate fully in sports especially football and also train the young people on value based football skills which they can apply in their daily life.

Medicine being my area of interest, I found that the training workshop on HIV and AIDs programming will enact more skills which can be more useful to me as I focus on pursing my carrier

 At TYSA, I run the girls program (Girls we can). Therefore I would like to enhance girls’ participation in football and HIV/AIDs programs after the participation in football and HIV/AIDs program after the training so that they can lead an HIV/AIDs free life.

 I have skills about football and HIV/AIDs. This is after participating in the training workshops such as Society Empowerment Project (SEP) in Oyugis-kisumu, Recreation for Development and Peace (RDP) in Uganda etc. But I feel there is still a gap of knowledge to be filled; since I feel what I got from those trainings is not enough for me to handle a teaching or program on the same. Therefore, I want to add value to the skills so that I can handle the program (football coaching and HIV/AIDs) fully on my own.

In rural parts of Trans-Nzoia, Elgon, Marakwet, West pokot etc, there has been low discussion among young people on HIV/AIDs. Therefore, through the skills I can gain, I will be able to break the culture of silence about HIV/AIDs among the people in different parts of the communities.



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Project Leader

Gichuki Francis

Executive Officer

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