In summary

  • The initiative dubbed football with a purpose also seeks raise cash and other donations
  • Kwodi says that they also hope to solve mental disorders that have lately affected many youths

Youths from Eastlands and Southlands parts of Nairobi have come up with a football initiative to fight crime and drug abuse in the areas.

The initiative dubbed football with a purpose also seeks raise cash and other donations to visit inmates in various prisons within Nairobi.

Silas Kwodi the initiative’s Secretary told Ghetto Radio says that it is during these harsh economic times that many youths are dropping out of school getting into drugs and joining crime.

“The initiative will keep our youths busy so that they can keep away from criminal activities and the use of drugs. We have learned that majority of our youths are out of school due to school fees and some are unemployed,” he added.

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Youths affected by mental disorders

Kwodi says that they also hope to solve mental disorders that have lately affected many youths.

“We have learned that majority of Kenyans are going through a lot. Many are struggling to make end meets some are in jail, children homes and street families. This are fellow Kenyans and we have to support them instead of leaving them to suffer mental problem,” Kwodi told Ghetto Radio.

The group’s first giving back to the society exercise will be visiting Nairobi West Prison.

During the visit, they plan to donate some stuff to them and also play a football match with the inmates.

Kwodo is calling on Kenyans to come out in good numbers to register with Ksh. 100 Kenyan and donations from fans and well-wishers.

By Jeremick Joe

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