Wednesday, May 24, 2017

St. Catherine’s Ushindi Boys Club Successfully Holds First Ever Elections

St. Catherine Primary school’s Ushindi Boys Club members convened at one of the classes in the school to take part in the club elections held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 to elect new club officials. The excited boys listened as each candidate was given a platform to explain why they were fit for their roles. The elections were organized and presided over by Sadili Staff including Kevin Ayuko, Eddy Amos, Hassan Noor and Brighton Savayi. 

The following pupils were voted in as the new leaders:

Chairperson: Jonathan Omondi
Vice Chairperson: Modi Kassim
Secretary: Arnold Omondi
Treasurer: Dennis Otieno
Business Manager: Derrick Ndege
Marketing Manager: Bill Kiprotich
Sports Manager: Wilfred Ochieng
Captain: Brian Omondi

Like all effective teams, each leader of the club has been assigned specific responsibilities and tasks for which they are accountable.

“Through your election, your peers have recognized your leadership skills and potential to manage the club effectively. Your term in office will offer many opportunities to learn new skills, enhance the experience of others and grow as a leader.  By taking advantage of the many opportunities to learn and grow, your term can have personal and professional development benefits that will last a lifetime,” said Kevin Ayuko as he addressed the newly elected leaders.

Kevin, Brighton, Hassan and Amos further congratulated the newly elected officer bearers of the Club and wished them best of luck for the coming year.

St. Catherine Primary School is located in Nairobi’s Kibera Slums, an area where young people face numerous challenges as they transit from adolescence into adulthood.

Founded by Dr. Liz Odera, the Ushindi Boys Club is a program in which boys aged between 11 and 17 (Std 6 and Form 2) gain entry and are expected to become graduating leaders. The program primarily focuses on Boys in school. The project uses sports, mainly athletics, basketball and tennis, to the address various issues affecting young boys.

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