Diversity is a Blessing, Not a Curse.

April 30, 2021

Youths are among the vulnerable groups largely targeted by extremists to instigate religious and interfaith conflicts. This has brought about hunger and a dire need for guidance and capacity building for them to be competent and able to resist being used as decoys. SambaSports has been upfront in the efforts to create a safer and sound environment to foster harmony and peaceful coexistence through the Shared Futures project—funded by Kerk in Actie through ICCO Corporation. Shared Futures targets to reach to at least 400 youths both in Kwale and Mombasa counties.

During the groundbreaking of Shared Futures at the Duza and Kombani Force grounds on April 28, 2021, youths from different religious and cultural backgrounds came together to participate in interfaith sporting activities dubbed as Target Integrated Sports and Arts (TISA). The TISA featured a number of games including soccer, tag of war, paper walk and volleyball juggling. Put in teams, the participants worked collaboratively despite their differences.

Speaking at the event, Ustadh Amani Mwachirumu emphasized on the importance of respecting our differences and treating one another with compassion, tenderness and respect. He also encouraged the participants to make the most of education and embrace obedience. The highlight of his speech was sensitization on Covid-19 and reminding everyone to take preventive measures.

Mwachirumu’s speech was complemented with strong messages from Pastor Evans Onyango who believes that religion is a tool to bring us closer to our Creator, not tear us apart. He urged everyone to tolerate and accommodate each other in the bid to make the world a safe place for everyone—overlooking their differences. Onyango applauded SambaSports for their efforts and wished to see more events organized regularly.

The participants from Sunday schools, Madrassahs, and the locality received gift hampers and refreshments for their participation. The best teams lifted trophies to mark the occasion leaving informed, transformed and joyful. They also expressed their desire to be engaged frequently. Shared Futures reminds everyone that diversity is a blessing, not a curse.

Reported by Amani Nuri

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Meet The Team

Abdalla Kidato
Chairman

Abdallah is a genius in youth matters. He is mature, pragmatic and dynamic. He has worked with several youth empowerment programs in Kwale, and is now a trainer of Trainers on lifeskills techniques.He is a reliable engager, and a go getter who liaises for and on behalf of SambaSports.

Contacts: 0704 932 040

Mohamed Mwachausa
Head of Communication & Partnerships

Mohamed holds a Masters degree in Project Planning and management from the university of Nairobi, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations Management. Mohamed brings to SambaSports, at least 14 years’ experience in managing community development projects at a significantly high level, across the Coast and North and North Eastern Regions of Kenya.

Mohamed is a co-founder of KWEA (Kwale Welfare and Education Association), an organization supporting education in Kwale since July 2009. Mohamed’s CV has been attached (as at August 2017) for your reference. You may search Mohamed Ali Mwachausa on google, on facebook and twitter as @MMwachausa.
You could check KWEA on www.kweacbo.org, and facebook group as KWEA and twitter as @kwea_cbo

Contacts:

Email: sambasportsyouthagenda@gmail.com
Phone: 0722 823 278
Skype: Chaucer70
twitter: @Samba4Youth
Facebook page: SambaSports youth agenda
Instagram: sambasports youth agenda
Youtube Account: sambasports youth agenda

Cephas Otieno
Member
Mwanaisha Kuwania
Girls Soccer Mobilizer

(Girls Soccer Mobilizer and Edutainment Coordinator)

Mwanaisha is a thespian. She is a creative artist, and has had contracts in several radio and television soaps in Kenya, including Saida program on Citizen TV and Maisha Magic East, in which she acted as Nzale. She worked for S.A.F.E Pwani as an edutainment facilitator and actor.

NB: Edutainment is the art of entertainment that has educative lessons, especially on sensitizations against drugs, peacebuilding, countering violence extremism, HIV/AIDS prevention, etc.Mwanaisha holds a diploma in journalism from Mombasa Aviation College. During her stint in the college, she was the best actor in the college, and she emerged the National best actor in 2012, in a national drama festival in Kisumu.

She is technically a gifted photographer, and she interned as the focal photographer in the Governor’s Press Service, Kwale County, in 2015. She also had a stint at Kenya News Agency, Mombasa.Recently, she was the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) field facilitator in Kwale, where she was facilitating Youth training on business skills and entrepreneurship.
Contacts: 0712 493 601

Juma Mwakishando
Trainer & mobilizer for tournaments

Juma is a football wizard! He played football at the highest level in Kenya, including playing for Mathare in Nairobi 2004 -226, KBS 227-229, Pumwani Sportiff 2010-2012. Juma enrolled for coaching lessons, and is an accredited FIFA coach, accredited FIFA junior soccer coach, and has the prestigious KNVB coaching badge from Netherlands.

Juma started coaching youth teams in Nairobi in 2013, then came back home to Likoni where he started the Likoni Community Football League. The league has been a great success, and is all over on social media. Check it on facebook.

Donors started coming to support Likoni football league, and because he had not signed any MOUs with the donors, he found himself being fought by committee members who wanted to control the finances.  Juma left LCFL last year to start fresh ventures in Tiwi, Kwale County.He had coaching roles with LICODEP organization and Mtongwe Community Initiative MCI.

Juma is currently the school coach for Tiwi Girls Secondary school, as well as getting short stints with other school teams and other soccer events.Specifically, Juma commands a lot of respect in the football fraternity in Coast region, and is a massive mobilizer and sporting events organizer.

Contacts: 0714 927 133

Mwanasiti Khamis
Resource Education Facilitator

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Hassan Said Mwenda
Member

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Saria Goga
Drug Abuse Counselor

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Biasha Said
Member

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Ali Mabavu
Member

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