The Suba Lakers Football Club provides opportunities for girls in Mbita, Kenya to develop their God-given talents and potential. With one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Africa, Mbita is a difficult place for a young girl to grow up. We use football as a means to impact their lives physically, socially, academically and spiritually.
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
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.
financial partnership is making a difference in the lives of all of these
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!