September 16, 2012

Bad News and Good News

The bad  news is that almost all of our girls are not in school right now because the public school teachers in Kenya have gone on strike demanding more.  Term 3 was supposed to begin the first week of September, but it never started because of the strike.  The government and the teachers union still seem very far away from reaching an agreement.  It is only a 9 week term, and two of those weeks have already been lost.  Our 8th graders will be taking their National Exams in less than 2 months but are not able to adequately prepare for this big event in their life because there are no teachers!  Pray for them to be disciplined and focused to study on their own.

The good news is that most of the girls are back in Mbita and able to continue training with the club and playing in our league games.  The team travelled to Kendu Bay this weekend to play Victoria Football Club.  On a rainy day, the Lakers gave up a couple of goals in the first half including a penalty kick that was a questionable call.  They fought hard in the 2nd half and almost equalized, but came up short in the 2-0 loss on the rain-soaked field.

Next week they will play at home against Kisumu Leeds in the final match of 1st half of the season.  They are still positioned in middle of the league standings.    

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