Wednesday, May 24, 2017

St. Catherine’s Ushindi Boys Club Successfully Holds First Ever Elections



St. Catherine Primary school’s Ushindi Boys Club members convened at one of the classes in the school to take part in the club elections held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 to elect new club officials. The excited boys listened as each candidate was given a platform to explain why they were fit for their roles. The elections were organized and presided over by Sadili Staff including Kevin Ayuko, Eddy Amos, Hassan Noor and Brighton Savayi. 

The following pupils were voted in as the new leaders:

Chairperson: Jonathan Omondi
Vice Chairperson: Modi Kassim
Secretary: Arnold Omondi
Treasurer: Dennis Otieno
Business Manager: Derrick Ndege
Marketing Manager: Bill Kiprotich
Sports Manager: Wilfred Ochieng
Captain: Brian Omondi

Like all effective teams, each leader of the club has been assigned specific responsibilities and tasks for which they are accountable.

“Through your election, your peers have recognized your leadership skills and potential to manage the club effectively. Your term in office will offer many opportunities to learn new skills, enhance the experience of others and grow as a leader.  By taking advantage of the many opportunities to learn and grow, your term can have personal and professional development benefits that will last a lifetime,” said Kevin Ayuko as he addressed the newly elected leaders.

Kevin, Brighton, Hassan and Amos further congratulated the newly elected officer bearers of the Club and wished them best of luck for the coming year.

St. Catherine Primary School is located in Nairobi’s Kibera Slums, an area where young people face numerous challenges as they transit from adolescence into adulthood.

Founded by Dr. Liz Odera, the Ushindi Boys Club is a program in which boys aged between 11 and 17 (Std 6 and Form 2) gain entry and are expected to become graduating leaders. The program primarily focuses on Boys in school. The project uses sports, mainly athletics, basketball and tennis, to the address various issues affecting young boys.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Busia County Ushindi Club Leaders 2017

We proudly introduce the leadership team for Busia County's Ushindi Boys Clubs this year and we wish them well as they undertake their duties. Congratulations boys!
 
ALBERT EKIRAPA SECONDARY- BOYS



TITLE
AGE
FORM
NAME
RED BERET
16
3
OMUSE ELISHA
BLUE BERET
17
3
NAIBEI DENNIS
GREEN BERET
16
3
CHRIS KARANI AJELO
YELLOW BERET
14
1
OKADAPAU ONESMUS
SPORTS MANAGER
17
3
EKISA EDWIN
CAPTAIN
16
4
OMULAMA JOSHUA
JUNIOR REFEREE
15
1
ITULIA KELVIN
BUSINESS MANAGER
16
3
ONG'ORO PETER
ASS. BUSINESS MANAGER
16
2
OSHALE TITUS
MARKETING MANAGER
17
2
EKISA .D. OCAMPO




KOLANYA BOYS HIGH



TITLE

FORM

RED BERET
17
1
ZAWADI EMMANUEL
BLUE BERET
14
1
SIMIYU BRIAN
GREEN BERET
13
1
DENNIS MWENDWA
YELLOW BERET
15
1
REUBEN WAFULA
SPORTS MANAGER
14
1
HARRISON HANS
CAPTAIN
16
1
OLEMA JOSHUA
JUNIOR REFEREE
15
1
DERRICK WAMBOYE
BUSINESS MANAGER
15
1
HASSAN SULEIMAN
ASS. BUSINESS MANAGER
15
1
JUDAH KIOKO
MARKETING MANAGER
14
1
SAMUEL NYUKURI




S.D.A KAUJAKITO PRIMARY- BOYS



TITLE

CLASS

RED BERET
12
6
JOSPHAT EKAZZI
BLUE BERET
14
5
TITUS OJILONG
GREEN BERET
12
6
SALVAN ONYANGO
YELLOW BERET
13
5
GLEN BEN
SPORTS MANAGER
14
5
COLLINS SIGEI
CAPTAIN
14
5
BRIAN EKILASI
JUNIOR REFEREE
11
3
GEDION ESEME
BUSINESS MANAGER
13
5
GLEN BEN
ASS. BUSINESS MANAGER
13
6
JOHNSON KESIS
MARKETING MANAGER
11
4
LIVINGSTONE EMOJONG

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Monday, August 15, 2016

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Annual Sadili Christmas BasketBall Tournament and Camp Ends on A High Note!

Saturday 19th December was full of excitement as players put up their best show and displayed some awesome talent, after a week of a basketball training camp at Sadili Oval Sports Academy. The games were electric; loaded with ankle-breaking crossovers, show-stopping blocks and quietening three-pointers. “These kids have amazing talent” agreed Dr. Liz Odera, Director of Sadili, and an avid spectator and supporter. I can bet that this sentiment is shared by many who came to watch the games.
Four teams in the Under 12 and 14 categories participated: FEBA and Kayole both from Kayole, and Campers ‘A’ and ‘B’- teams composed of players who participated in the 4-day Annual Sadili Christmas Basketball Camp  week that saw 30 players aged between 10-16 years participate and gain key skills from Sadili coaches Joseph Amoko and Zack Okong’o, Dennis Orek of Little Prince as well as FIBA Certified coach Ronnie Owino.
The U-14 Girls finals featured a hotly contested match between FEBA and Kayole that saw the game end 06-04 in FEBA’s favor. Indeed Kayole’s sturdy defense was no match for the sharp crossovers of FEBA point-guard Caroline Njeri and sharp-shooting Elsie Teresia.

The U-12 boys’ match featured a struggling but relentless Campus ‘B’ team rally against Kayole which exhibited great poise, defense and teamwork and smoothly sailed on to the U-12 finals where they battled for the top spot with Campus ‘A’ who’s cunning point-guard Eugene Nyakundi scored three of their six points therefore leading his Campus ‘A’ team to a win in the U-12 category.

The U-14 boys’ match was one to watch as Campers ‘A’ contested for the championship with Kayole in a close match. Both teams competed with unmatched tenacity and grit putting up an amazing show of athleticism as forwards Jacob Ajuoi (Campers) and Allan Opiyo (Kayole) fiercely rebounded and hustled in the paint for their teams. Kayole quickly scored four points at the start of the game that did little to discourage a fighting Campers team whose Brian Mekula made two unbelievably tough lay-ups despite the beast-like presence of Allan Opiyo hence ending the first half at 06-04 to Kayole’s favor. In the second half Campus ‘A’ made a determined win as they kept coming back from their mistakes ending the game at 11-10 despite the effective ‘point-guarding’ of Sadili’s Dennis Karani who was playing for  Kayole and sharp-shooting of Frank Sabrim of Kayole.

The tournament was wound up by the awarding of four giant trophies. Special thanks to the coaches that made the tournament possible- Julian Ongoma and Archie of Kayole, Shem Otieno of FEBA and Dennis Orek of Little Prince Academy.


The exceptional holiday camp would never have been possible without the help of Dr. Liz Odera of Sadili assistance of Ronnie Owino and presence of Joseph Amoko.



Zack Okong’o, Organiser and Coach

Friday, November 1, 2013

Dennis Lutaaya Believes In Education

My name is Lutaaya John Dennis. I am 16 years old and  was  born  on  the  9th  of  January  1997. I am from Uganda. I was born in Nsambya Hospital. I am from a poor family. I  am a Tennis  player  as  well  as  a  pupil  of  Malezi  School. I train  at  Sadili  Oval. My  parents  work in the Industrial  Area  of  Kampala whenever they can get jobs. My  father  works  as  a  carpenter  and  my  mother is a cook.
I  love  and  treasure  my  education  because  it  will  make  me  who  I  aspire  to  be  someday - a  mechanical  engineer.  I  also  love  Tennis  because  it  helped  me  to  come  to  Sadili, a  place  where  I  can  improve  my  game. This  happened  when, Dr. Liz Odera came to my  club  in  Uganda,  and she  coached  over  20  of  us  free of charge and  chose  two of us  to join Sadili's players.  This happened in  2009 when  I  was  12  years  old. I was really scared that I would not be picked, because I wasn’t the best, but when my name was called out, I became overjoyed because I knew that this was my one big chance in life. When I came to Sadili, my  tennis  wasn't  that  good  but  now, I  have  tremendously  improved  and  this year, Malezi called me to play for the school team for the second year running in the national school games, where my partner Jamin Luvembe and I won the District, County , Regionals and Nationals, and represented Kenya at the East Africa Ball games in Lira, Uganda, where we won the doubles title again. I have also had a great chance to play for Uganda in the 14 and Under Circuit in April, I and I am now number 2 in the Under 16 boys in the Tennis Africa Cup (www.tennisafrica.info). I hope to perform even better next year, so that I my scholarship can be extended and I can remain in the Africa Talent Training Academy - SATTA. I have seen many tennis players who behave very badly, and my  dream  is  to  become  a  well  educated  professional  tennis  player!
If you would like to support me, please go to http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-child-education-sport-talent-fund-in-africa/