Not all children are born to be doctors or engineers or even artists, some are born to be sport stars or have successful careers in sport.
THE KIM Education and Sport Foundation donated school shoes, sanitary towels and stationery to the winners of a soccer tournament that was held in Roodepan on Monday.
The chairperson of the foundation, Thabo Mkhila, said that four Under-17 girls teams and four Under-13 boys teams competed in the soccer tournament.
All the girls in the Under-17 teams received sanitary towels, while the boys in the winning Under-13 team received school shoes.
Mkhila said the foundation hosted the event in partnership with LoveLife.
“The Tshwaragano All Star Under-13 boys team walked off as the winners of the tournament after they scored seven goals against the Eeishman Development Under-13 team, who managed to score three goals.
The winning girls team was Royal Wizards Ladies Football Club – who won the Under-17 girls’ section of the tournament by scoring three goals against Diamond Ladies soccer club, who failed to score,” said Mkhila.
“Our foundation focuses on sports and education. We have partnered with local soccer clubs and local schools to encourage learning and to plant a love for sport in children.
“We have witnessed the results of how sport can instil discipline in children and also equip them with positive learning blocks to have a successful future.
“Not all children are born to be doctors or engineers or even artists, some are born to be sport stars or have successful careers in the sport fraternity.
“Our foundation not only wants to afford children some fun time but also wants to show them how sport can impact their social backgrounds.”
Mkhila added that the donations are also aimed at encouraging the boys and girls to give the same energy to their academics as they do to their sporting activities.
“We understand that some children are not able to afford the basic school uniform and stationery. This donation is to encourage them to stay in school and give their all to their schoolwork, just like they do in their sport.
“The donation balances the scales as they will be encouraged to remain in school and also aim to win their games – because their winning in both fields will yield rewards,” he concluded.