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4th Annual Lang’ata Youth Soccer League scores 'Goals for Peace'

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4th Annual Lang’ata Youth Soccer League scores 'Goals for Peace'

From May to July 2008, more than 2200 children and teachers participated in the Annual Lang'ata Youth Soccer League. This event was run under the theme of 'Goals for Peace' and brought together youth from Kibera, one of the worst hit areas during the post election violence in Kenya.

For three months from May to July 2008, all roads led to Sadili Oval and the Nairobi West Prison Grounds on Saturdays, for the Raila and Friends-sponsored 4th Annual Lang’ata Youth Soccer League.

The event, which ran under the theme "Goals for Peace" saw a record 108 teams of boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 years from Lang’ata Constituency with a large majority of the children from the sprawling Kibera slums, one of the worst hit areas during the post election violence in December 2007-January 2008.

This event, which was the junior soccer as well as peace-building event in the year also included the planting of trees by students in Lang’ata and Karen schools, as well as in the Southern Bypass in the "Trees for Peace" Campaign.

The Campaign was so successful, that 7415 trees have been planted so far, which has far exceeded the initial target of 4,000 trees. The Finals and Award Ceremony was attended by senior government and the Diplomatic Corps.

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Liz Odera

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 23:00

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