JOHANNESBURG, July 13 – Former US President Barack Obama will be travelling to Kenya next week to open a multi-million-shilling sports and resource centre in Siaya, in the south-west, which will serve an estimated 1,000 young Kenyans weekly, the Daily Nation reported on Friday.
The opening of the Sauti Kuu Foundation Sports, Resource and Vocational Training Centre will enable those aged between four and 25 years to read, browse the internet, play and get hands-on knowledge on eight different disciplines, including farming, said Dr Auma Obama, the institute’s founder and director.
The institute has fields for football, volleyball, netball, boxing and table tennis and that so far, 470 children have been registered and about 80 youths and 87 parents are working there.
“The centre will have about 1,000 young people coming through our gates every week once the programme starts running. This is apart from the parents and the adults,” Auma, who is a step-sister of former president Obama, said at a press conference at Villa Rosa Kempinski in the capital Nairobi. (ANA)