December 30, 2017

2017 Year in Review

Thank you for your partnership in 2017!

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. 

This year, the Club is supporting 9 of our Suba Lakers in Secondary School; Eunice, June, Lavenda, Lencer, Niphrid, Owiti, Sharon, Siska and Winnie. In Kenya, the new school year began on January 3rd. June was elected Head Girl for her secondary school for the 2018 year. 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 2017, one of our girls graduated from Secondary School. A big Congrats to Jacinter! The idea of attending and finishing secondary school was only a dream a few years ago for her. We are proud of her.

Alicent with her KMTC Coach
A number of our Suba Laker girls are in college or hoping to start soon. Caren has started her 3rd and final year at Mawego Technical Institute working towards her Diploma in Agriculture. She has been the captain of the football team and she will do an internship with Sony Sugar later this year. Damaris is in her 3rd year at the University of Eldoret working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Alicent started at Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) pursuing a 3-year diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. She helped lead her KMTC-Homa Bay football team to the Medical Colleges' national football tournament...and her team WON the Championship with Alicent being the leading scorer.

Another exiting accomplishment from the past year is that Suba Laker Lillian Awour is now playing on the Kenyan National Team, the Harambee Startlets. She started playing with the team in late 2016 and since then she has traveled to Botswana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, and Jordan! She is the primary goal keeper for the Under 20 National Team and currently a back-up keeper for the Women’s National team. As a member of the national team she has received enough funds to not only pay for her own education but to also build her mother a house!!! 

Lilan with the U20 National Team and Receiving her National Team jersey

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 2017, the club participated in a few tournaments. They took home the Championship Trophy at the Mfangano HIV/AIDS Awareness Tournament! They participated in a number of other tournaments and received new uniforms, balls and trophies.

We are glad to receive reports of these girls continuing with their education and thriving on the football pitch. We remain committed to ensuring the funds are available for these girls to finish their secondary school education and providing support to a select few in college/university. We are grateful for your partnership.

Thank you for partnering with the Suba Lakers Football Club.
You are helping to bring HOPE to girls, for this life and for eternity!