Already the finals of Rift Valley, Eastern and Nyanza have been held where the winners of both the boys and girls categories waiting for the national finals that will be held in March in Nairobi.Four boys teams will take part in the North Eastern finals with the winning team walking away with a cash reward of Sh200, 000 and an opportunity to play in the national grand finale set for March this year.The four teams include; Jamia FC from Mandera, Ifpro from Garissa, Al-Hayat from Wajir and Jack Boys from Dadaab.“The tournament has been a success across the country right from the group stages as young players showcase their football prowess. We look forward to the same vigor from the North Eastern teams,” said Nick Mwendwa, Football Kenya Federation President.Over 300 games were played across North Eastern with 102 teams taking part in the matches that kicked off on 18th November 2017.“We are proud to be part of a competition that will produce the next generation of footballers for both local and foreign clubs as well as the national team. Already, we have seen success stories with David Majak who was the top scorer in the Rift finals and Fredrick Krop both from Kapenguria Heroes earning positions to play for a local premier league club,” Sylvia Mulinge, the Director -Consumer Business, Safaricom, said.At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April this year.Kapenguria Heroes and Tar Tar Girls from Rift, Mwingi Junior Academy and Ngakaa Talent Academy from Eastern and Ombek red Devils and Plateau Queens from Nyanza are the teams that have qualified for the grand finale so far.Coast, Western, Central and Nairobi regions are also scheduled to hold their regional finals in the next few weeksSafaricom has invested Sh100m towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The four teams include; Jamia FC from Mandera, Ifpro from Garissa, Al-Hayat from Wajir and Jack Boys from Dadaab. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 – After taking a break, the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football tournament resumes this weekend with the North Easter region finals that will be played at the Garissa University.This will be the fourth regional final of the youth tournament which aims at scouting for talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propelling gifted players to the national team.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A plan to educate young students about agriculture and fund 4-H agriscience programs in major cities earned Leah Brown of Warren County, Natalie Pavlick of Hamilton County and Tyler White and Mercedes Woodson, both of Montgomery County, the first place award in the 2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals.Sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the challenge brings together youths age 14 to 18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.The contest started in March when groups met to learn about public policy issues and began planning their proposals. Then in May, 10 teams competed to advance in the semifinals, with four teams advancing to the finals, which were held during the Ohio State Fair.The teams were judged on their public policy proposals dealing with a specific issue or problem. In the final competition, the teams described the steps necessary to have their public policy proposal adopted by the appropriate government authorities. Scholarships were given to each participant based on their team’s placing: first, $250; second, $150; third, $50, fourth, $25.Judges for the finals were Sereana Howard Dresbach, Dresbach Consulting; Elizabeth Casasanta, Ohio State University assistant director of competitive admissions, and state Rep. Brian Hill, chairman of the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.“You’ve all spent a long time on your projects, and I can tell the effort you all put in and the passion you expressed today for the topics you chose,” Hill said. “Maybe we will even see some of these policies being proposed or implemented in legislation in the general assembly.”Other finalists and their proposals:Second: Natalyn Landis of Fairfield County. Her proposal addressed dropout rates. It suggested funding for after-school programs in every county including an after-school educator to implement programs free for all students or requiring every school in the state offer the New Directions After School Program.Third: Emily Kanney of Richland County and Jacob Serio of Morrow County. They want to improve roads in Richland County and proposed redistribution of the gas tax so more of it goes to road maintenance and improvement.Fourth: Katie Conley, Rachael Herring and Alec Ogg, all of Wyandot County and Shaye Creamer and Jordan Furer, both of Ridgemont High School. Their “Fitness Out of the Classroom” proposal focused on getting Fitbits for eighth graders in six schools to track their fitness and see if fitness improves based on having a Fitbit.