By Matilda Atieno
The 19th edition of County ball games for Special Learners has kicked off at the Moi Stadium under the theme “Creating awareness on special needs”.
Kisumu County Executive Member for Education Mr John Awiti flagged off the event with a procession walk through the city to the Moi stadium to create awareness on the existence of the games and to highlight the growth and success of the school inclusivity program.
This year’s event brings together learners from schools spread across six Sub-Counties participating in four sports disciplines. The participants are drawn from visual, hearing, physical and mentally impaired students.
The sports disciplines to be played over two days including Physically Handicapped (PH) football, Sitting valley ball,Handball, PH netball, Celebral palsy football, Chess, scrabble, table tennis, darts, Adopted soccer, netball, Volley ball, goal ball, showdown as well as table tennis will be held at Joyland, Lutheran and Senior Chief Onunga special schools.
The Visually impaired will participate in Adopted soccer, netball, valley ball, goal ball, showdown as well as table tennis.
The best performers for both boys and girls, junior primary and High schools’ categories will be selected to represent Kisumu County at the Regional Ball games to be held in Migori County starting Wednesday the 2nd of August 2023, after Which they proceed for nationals at Kangaru School in Embu.
The ball games are organized by the Kenya Schools Sports Association for Learners with Special Needs (KSSALS) Kisumu County Chapter led by their Chairperson Mrs. Rosemary Omondi, Principal Lutheran Special School.
Moi Stadium, Kisumu.
31st July 2023