We Make Impact has culminated its month-long rugby trials in the formation of the Lions Club based in the slums. The club will compromise a three-tier structure involving Under-12’s, Under-14’s and the main team which is expected to compete at the national level rugby series tournaments.  

The Lions will benefit from Kibera and Mathare Rugby Comugo Tec Tournaments and Empowerment programs which will run throughout the year. He added that “

Speaking at the beginning of the trials, Isaac Cohen, President ManyMangoes and Co-Founder We Make Impact said that the program is aimed at developing the next generation of players who are not only physically fit, but are also mentally and tech-wise fit. “Every month, we will be donating 1x ultra-fast Rasberry Pi computer to the winning club. (Maximum 1x computer per club),” he noted.

Children learning typing skills using printed keyboards in Mathare grounds.

This, he said, will ensure the children from such underdeveloped areas will tap in to the full potential of technology and link with the global market at a glance. “We are looking forward to creating an amazing generation of children who are wholly fit. The technology will enable them learn computer skills which in turn will enable them to earn a living,” averred Cohen.

In addition, all of the boys and girls participating in the tournament will get access to abundance of technology, marketing, sales and data training content. Cohen added that the trainings will purely be based on how to get the best out of rugby, computer skills, health and wellness.

The highest performing health ambassadors and learners will get an opportunity to join the world’s most influential NGO, Rotary International Interact Membership Program.

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