January 6, 2017

A Note of Thanks for 2016

Giving Hope for a Better Future

Dear Suba Laker Sponsors;                                                                                                                                                                 

Thank you for your partnership in 2016!
The heart behind the mission of Suba Lakers is to ensure that girls are given a chance to continue their education in hopes of having a better future. In Kenya, the new school year began in early January. This year, the Club is supporting 12 of our Suba Lakers in Secondary School; Eunice, Florence, Jecinter, June, Lavenda, Lencer, Lillian, Niphrid, Owiti, Sharon, Siska and Winnie. Many of these girls receive a tuition waiver (full or partial) for being good footballers. However, even for those who receive a tuition waiver, there are still many costs involved with secondary school. The Suba Lakers Club partners with the parents/guardians to assist the girls with some of these costs, including; school supplies, uniforms, transportation, exam fees and personal items.

In November 2016, seven Suba Lakers graduated from Secondary School. A big Congrats to Christine, Faith, Leah, Lorna, Lydia, Purity and Ruth! For each of these girls, the idea of attending and finishing secondary school was only a dream a few years ago. It has not been without struggles, but they made it through.  We are so proud of these girls!

A number of our Suba Laker girls are in college or hoping to start soon. Caren is working towards an Agricultural Diploma at Mawego Technical Institute and is a leading player on the football team. Damaris is working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Eldoret. Last year, Mary Lucy graduated and is now employed as a Primary School Teacher. Alicent has been accepted to attend Kenya Medical Training College for a Nursing Degree and we are currently fundraising for her tuition.

Your financial partnership is making a difference in the lives of all of these girls.

Beyond the educational component, the goal of the Suba Lakers Club is to provide opportunities for girls to develop their God-given talent in football. In 2016, the club participated in a record-number of competitions. The Football Kenya Federation started regional leagues for ladies all over the country. The Suba Lakers team dominated their regional league and were named the Homa Bay Champs with a 12-0-1 record! They participated in a number of other tournaments and received new uniforms, balls and trophies. 
Thank you for partnering with the Suba Lakers Football Club.
You are helping to bring HOPE to girls, 
for this life and for eternity! 
The Suba Lakers Football Club

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