The County Government of Uasin Gishu is focused on nurturing sports talents right from schools as one of the ways to tap into the sport’s potential that the county basks in.
Speaking as he graced Wednesday’s World Kids Athletics Day at Hill School on Monday, Deputy Governor Eng John Barorot said the county government focuses on schools as seedbeds of sports talents.
Eng Barorot reiterated that sports is a crucial pillar in Governor Jonathan Bii’s Nguzo Kumi, and that the county government is working to grow talent from tender ages.
Under Nguzo Kumi, it the vision of the Governor that talent is nurtured from tender ages and sports made a profitable venture,” said Eng Barorot.
The DG while lauding Athletics Kenya for overseeing talent growth, called on stakeholders to support the organization of sports events that primarily give platforms for kids to showcase their abilities.
Eng. Barorot noted that Eldoret town has grown largely because of the athletes’ investors who have worked hard and excelled to earn from their talents.
According to County Executive for Sports, Eng. Lucy Ng’endo, the county is working on policies that will, among others, help provide a road map in the identification and nurturing of talents.
Eng Ng’endo said: “We are purposeful and objective in ensuring that the talents of our young children, youths and all sportsmen and women are nurtured.”
“By sharing our experience we will create a global movement that puts kids at the heart of athletics, and athletics at the heart of community health and fitness”, said Eng. Ng’endo.
Chief Officer for Sports, Nahum Jelagat, said the Department is drafting policies for talent development and youth empowerment in a holistic journey to bring up leaders of tomorrow.
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