Mon. Jun 24th, 2019

Politicians asked to help marginalised groups

One of the teams participating in the sports and talent promotion event at Uwanja wa Mbuzi, Kongowea in Mombasa County

BY PETER KOMBE  

Mama Beauty Foundation, a self-driven initiative in Mombasa County, is appealing to the politicians to extend their mandate to the vulnerable children in order to nurture their talents and inborn skills.

Lubna Nassir, foundation’s proprietor, is concerned that the vulnerable in society are overlooked not only on their constitutional rights but also on the platform of exploiting their potentialities.

“Denying these children an opportunity to exploit their talents is humanly wrong and this hinders them to expose the same to the outside world,” she says.

Speaking to the media during a sports and talent awareness promotion event at Uwanja wa Mbuzi ground, Kongowea in Mombasa recently, Ms Nassir said the vulnerable children undergo a myriad of challenges that require immediate intervention by various stakeholders.

According to her there is a need for political leaders to assist through moral and financial support to alleviate the children with food, shelter and clothing among other things.

Ms Dorcas Andati, Likoni Aids Orphanage administrator, called on the orphaned children’s guardians to bring them forth and expose whatever talents they have to world.

According to her most of the vulnerable children are talented in many ways and should therefore be given a chance to exploit them purposely for attracting those interested in nurturing such into fruition.

“Many people have used their talents to make a mark in this world and in the process rise themselves in the socioeconomic strata,” she says adding that the constitution guaranteed everybody equal opportunities for all Kenyans.

The one day sporting event brought together more than 500 children across the county where a total of 12 teams lined up for the friendly competition geared towards identifying talents among the less fortunate in region.

The children were drawn from Mvita, Nyali, Likoni, Changamwe, Kisauni and Jomvu subcounties to contest for sports and talents show.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has promised to not only fund national sports but also invest more in youth talent development programmes by sponsoring activities aimed at creating a strong feeder system of talented sports men and women for national teams.

The private sector has also been challenged to step up partnership with the government in the development of sporting talents among young Kenyans.

To empower Kenyan youths, a number of corporates like Safaricom, East African Breweries Limited, Britam, Brookside and other organizations like NGOs and County governments have contributed to talent search and development through different activities.

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