Kenya National Hockey team coach Cyrus Kanyi has started a project aimed at making a real difference to the Youths living in Ngara Parkroad area with an aim of developing talent as well as to sweep unemployment that has become a major issue in the society.
Youths in Parkroad came together to start a garbage collection project and later formed Rero football team.
Besides supplying Rero football team in Ngara with sports equipment Kanyi has bought two grader machines and protective garments for the young people to ease garbage collection process in the area.
“Kenya has talent especially at a grassroots level that needs to be supported and developed.I have taken the initiative to see them become more effective in Sports.More than this, they need machines and protective gear as the nature of their work.”
Kanyi stated that “For every young person, a job offering decent work is an important step in completing the transition to adulthood, a milestone towards independence and self-reliance.”
Kanyi has also offered to give a new face to Parkroad grounds that doubles up as a training ground for both Rero football team and Parkroad Men’s Hockey team.
Jerry Parkroad team Captain says Lack of proper grounds to practice is affecting the performance of Parkroad Men’s Hockey team.
Kanyi describes lack of proper training ground and enough funds as a major drawback in taking the game forward. Uneven and dusty pitches as well as sports equipment they said, does little in advancing their skills.
“It has taken toll on the team’s ability to perform well at the League matches,” says Coach Kanyi
He says grooming players to come up with sophisticated game tactics has not been possible, given the lack of a proper practicing ground as well as funding from Corporate.
Cyrus Kanyi is looking to be elected as the Member of Ngara County Assembly (MCA) in the upcoming 2017 General Election.