written by Lia

Well, as you can imagine with the football tournament only two days away, we are in the fury of activity organising all the last details. It has been a wild and wonderful journey so far and we only hope we have created the best conditions for the children to show off their football talents. Hopefully, the adults will come in large numbers to celebrate the children’s athletic skills and dedication.

UN volunteers from India, Canada and the UK, have teamed together with Lia in Germany and Rev. Wasike in Nairobi and the CBSM Community in Kimilili to make this event memorable. A number of private donations have insured that we will be able to offer the 230 children participating in the event proper food and refreshment. Many of the children are walking long distances to the event and so will be in need of sustenance. We were able to raise funds to buy a football. Rev. Wasike is still trying to see if he cannot get the loan of two more balls so that they can play some games parallel.

CBSM has rented the local stadium and PA system for the day. Keep your fingers crossed that the rains wait until the event is over before falling.

Rick arrived from the UK on Monday. Rev. Wasike and his wife met him at the Kenyatta International Airport for two hours to get to know him and make arrangements for his performance on Saturday.

Christina in the UK has found three potential sponsors wanting to contribute to our goal of making a substantial down payment on the land.

Your comments here and through emails have been important towards convincing others of the worthiness of our cause.

For all of you across the globe who have made such fine efforts to make the first Kimilili Football Tournament happen, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Gaurav Lakhani
7/1/2010 12:42:06 pm

Thanks all Volunteers and God Bless spirits of CBSM and Team.

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