On 23rd of April 2011 was one great day for young people from different organizations to come together and meet up with other youths from different organizations in a fun day organized by the Deliverance church Eastleigh. The Wilsen-X community was also privileged to be part of this great event which was also graced by youth organizations in Nairobi including the Maji Mazuri youth group, Deliverance Church Eastleigh, Deliverance Church Pangani, Mavuno Church and Nairobits.
The Sunny fun day started at 11.00 am with a word of prayer, followed by a number of activities that would build up on communication, organization and the team work skills of the different organizations. The games included 100m races, relays, sack races, walking race, egg competitions, balloon game, eating competitions and football matches.
To start off the event, the different leaders of the organizations represented gave a little introduction of their organizations before we commenced to do a mass warm up exercise .This was necessary because the day ahead of us was going to be full of activities that needed us to loosen our muscles.
In the 100 meter race Wilsen-x was well represented by Kennedy Onyango who was able to swiftly scoop the second place in the race. The relays that followed proved to be an exercise to test the communication and team work skills of the participants as it entailed passing over the sticks to the next runners till they reached the finish line. The sack race was quite an interesting game as participants toppled over each other in order to pass the sack to their other team players .
Nairobits managed to take the first place in this competition. It was evident that participants were greatly involved and excited as they played the egg competitions, balloon game and walking race. The balloon game which required a lot of strategy involved the participants safe guarding their balloons and bursting all the others without theirs being touched. Better still in the egg game, speed and accuracy was needed as one had to use the spoon to pass over the egg to their team mates after passing a considerable distance without the egg falling over and breaking.
The final set of matches saw both the energetic teams of Mathare North Rangers battle it out with Deliverance Church High Skoolers. The match was well played and highly competitive that it was hard to predict the outcome. In the end, Deliverance Church High Skoolers team won the game against Mathare North rangers with a score of 2- 1 and they were crowned the winners of the football matches competition. The competitions were summed up finally with the eating competition which, as usual, I have no words to express the expertise showcased by the participants.
We also thank all the youth groups that participated as we got to learn a lot and be informed on what the youth can do to make the required change in the society. We would also like to thank the Wilsen-x community that took part in the fun day. Your presence was highly appreciated and lets all continue with the spirit of team work, it goes a long way.
Wilson Masaka “This was a perfect idea to connect the youth from diverse backgrounds to share and have fun together. For me it was a great learning experience and it was in line with what Wilsen-x community envisages to achieve”.
( article written by; Faith Nyaboki)