Zetech supports sports in Mathare
The University was pleased to launch a partnership with an upcoming Goalkeepers academy founded by Levis Otieno, a Business Information Technology student at Zetech University who features as a goal keeper in the Zetech Titans Football club.
Levis initiated the academy to inspire young kids in Mathare and train them in the game, while instilling in them the importance of education.
The launch saw the University sports department and the Kenya Welfare Football Association leadership visit the academy based in Mathare, taking time to interact with the determined players and inspire them to pursue their sports dream while investing in education. The delegation included the University Management and Marketing team, KEFWA President James Situma, the University sports team coaches and players.
Commenting on the initiative, Corporate Affairs and Sports Director Moses Maina said, “As a University we are keen on explore and expound the potent partnership between sports and education. Indeed, an educated sports person holds a greater leverage in terms of achieving success.” He lauded Levi for the impactful initiative and noted that partnerships with associations such KEFWA is seeing an increasing in football players enrolling for university education.
After engaging with players, with the sports team coaches taking time to mentor the young boys and give them tips on how to become excellent goal keepers, the University gifted the players and their families with food items to help them cope with the impact of the Covis-19 pandemic.
According to Levis, Zetech University has extended great support to the Academy, inspiring the players to value education and talent. “My objective is to build a modern goalkeeping whereby we not only depend on football but academics as well, and the University has helped us in this area.” said Levi, adding that it is important that corporates and associations support slum talent and help them appreciate the value of education in building their lives.
As the Academy takes shape, Levi looks to start programmes that will see youth benefit for scholarships in the next 10 years. Meanwhile, the University continues to offer online learning to thousands of students across the country.