Friday, September 2, 2016

A Major Boost:Sadili Receives New Racquets

Sadili’s Court of Dreams program on Friday, 2nd September 2016 received a major boost after a generous donation of racquets and tennis balls from Ms. Amelia Barry, a former Australian volunteer at Sadili, and her family.

Face washing demo in the middle of the game
As is the norm, children participating in the Court of Dreams program had gathered to play at the Kibera Tennis Court with one coach when Ms. Barry’s family, consisting of 4 members, accompanied by Dr. Liz Odera, Head Professional of Sadili Oval Sports Academy and a team of coaches from Sadili joined to play tennis with them. The tennis session was an extraordinary one with important life skills embedded in it.  In just over an hour, the kids had played tennis and practiced some basic WASH habits like hand washing, tooth-brushing, face-washing etc. Learning has never been more fun!

This donation means a great deal to the Court of Dreams program and Sadili Oval Sports Academy.  It gives the children and coaches equipment to go forward with tennis and work to build the project. We are grateful to Ms. Barry and her family for their generosity to Sadili and the kids.

The Court of Dreams follows the journey of children between 3 and 12 years, the age in which one can leave a positive influence in a child forever. Using sports, mainly tennis and basketball to promote this project, we are doing our best in encouraging better hygiene habits, attendance in school as a result of better health and therefore improved performance in school. 

Let them play!

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