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Buddying footballers to benefit from African Dream project

Kenya will be the next beneficiaries of an establishment of a football and education academy by an entity known as Africa Dream Soccer Tour. The philosophy of the venture that will be run by Japanese coaches is to make African children have a dream and hope through football and academia.

Already, the facilitators have invested into Uganda and Rwanda where less fortunate children from the country’s capitals Kampala and Kigali respectively are among the 1,000 targeted in the free school programme.

In Uganda and Rwanda, the beneficiaries are 200 children each while Kenya entry will attract a comparatively bigger figure of 600 children. A pilot project by Chiaki Hayakawa, which is rotational, has been done in Kenya at Magost School which is located at the sprawling Kibera slums where 500 children from Nursery to Class Eight have benefitted.

In Rwanda, the project has gone to Umuco Mwiza School and Cecydar which is a facility for street children. A total of 300 schools are targeted worldwide by the facilitators by 2018.

‘We will do free football education to the children from Magoso School two days a week. The very first project will be on January 27 at the grounds of Ligi Ndogo who have embraced the partnership,” said Hayakawa.

The first project date will be on January 27 at Ligi Ndogo Grounds along Ngong Road and the Japan Embassy to Kenya are expected to participate through various ways. Ligi Ndogo have agreed with the tour and may accommodate some talented children from the said project. Car-Tana.com is the main sponsor for this tour. They sell fully inspected cars from Japan to Kenya.

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