Wazalendo Hockey Club on Thursday feted it's academy youngsters with awards as they seek to continue their youth strategy.Ethans Holmes Proprietor of Holmes Water tank based in Australia Donated set of kits (Hockey sticks and Shoes) and helped with fees awards to Wazalendo youth programme development programmes held in Nairobi Kenya on 21st April 2016. In a ceremony where the clubs members witnessed various members of the academy receive awards from the clubs management committee on behalf o Mr Holmes.
Engineer Moses Majiwa who is the Director of the programme hoped that prolonged belief in uplifting the lives of the youngsters would one day bear fruits. He called on his youthful side to work harder and stick to the philosophy of the Club.
"Wazalendo has opened an opportunity for young people to pursue their passion in hockey and through it gain invaluable education in top schools. The schools also give them an opportunity to travel and interact with various people both in and outside the country depending on their effort at playing hockey. Hard work, determination and focus on what the coaches and teachers guide them to do will help them achieve more. Despite their background, with good attitude and humility they can still make it in life just like we have seen people pass through Wazalendo and making it in life."
"This is therefore a God given opportunity, let them seize it and we as wazalendo will be happy to see them change the lives of their families one person at a time. We are looking for a time in the future when a whole family will move from Mukuru to say Holland courtesy of their son or daughter who has excelled in hockey to the extent that they have become professional players in Europe, Italy or wherever it may be in the world. And this is not just a dream, it is possible. so let them set their eye on higher achievement and not always look at their disadvantages which can always be overcome. "
"This small token from Ethan demonstrates to us that lack of fees or equipment is not an issue, our attitude is what will determine our altitude. "
Youth as the future of the nation and rugby example
I also believe that the hockey fraternity will also be motivated by what we are doing at Wazalendo and therefore embrace the same so that we may build a large pool of players that will propel the country to greater heights in future. Together as hockey family we can make it just like Rugby is making it.
On his part the clubs CMC chairmen James Were thanked both the parents and members of the academy for the efforts they were keeping to see the vision of the programme bear its fruit.