By Rebecca Magoma
Over 800 Youth’s are currently camping at Moshi Technical School in Tanzania for the 13th edition of the East African Cup that kicks off today.
The annual event that has attracted 55 teams from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan in both the boys and girls categories is the brain-child of sporting organizations for community good.
The main partners are: Christian Sports Contact (CHRISC) Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, Kristen Idrettskontakt (KRIK) -Norway, Mathare Youth Sport Association (MYSA) – Nairobi, Kenya and Norwegian People’s Aid (Norway).
The over 800 youths will take part in football tournaments and thematic sectors in the event that include: Child safe-guarding, conflict resolution and transformation, abilities first, interfaith dialogue, media training, culture, stop poverty campaign, HIV/AIDS awareness, leadership and networking, youth and urbanization, sports related courses (coaching and laws of the game, first aid), promotion of fair play and youth and agriculture.
Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) has sent a group of 80 participants (football for both boys and girls and sitting volleyball).