The Kenya primary schools ball games on Thursday received a major boost when Nestle Kenya through their MILO brand announced 5 Million shillings sponsorship towards the national finals set to be held in Bungoma between 19th to 21 June 2013.
The school games will bring together over 1400 budding talents (boys and girls) drawn from the 47 counties across the country.
During the sponsorship announcement in Nairobi on Thursday morning, Nestle Kenya managing Director Svetlana Obruchkova also announced that the company is committed to extend the partnership with the ministry of education and the Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association (KPSSA) especially in growing soccer talents at the grassroots.
“We believe that sports play a major role in setting the foundation for a child’s future. It is through participating in sports that children learn how to persevere, find courage, overcome challenges, engage in team work and believe in one self.” She said.
The sponsorship will cover the provision of playing kits, tracksuits to games officials, balls, trophies, medals, certificates, T-shirts among other items to all participating regional champions.
The provinces have now been categorized in different new zones. Nairobi will now be called Nairobi Metropolitan region, Nyanza will be called Lake Region, Rift Valley will now be called Nakuru region, Coast changed to Mombasa region, Central as Aberdares region, Western as Nzoia region, North Eastern as Garissa region and Eastern province as Eastern region.
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