Kenya: KSSA games start in Kakamega High School, sports collabs lauded

The National Competitions for the Kenya Secondary School Association (KSSA) games officially kicked off at Kakamega High School

The National Competitions for the Kenya Secondary School Association (KSSA) games officially kicked off at Kakamega High School. The first events of the games took place on August 8, 2023, presided over by the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Basic Education, Dr Bellio Kipsang.

During his address, Dr Kipsang lauded the impact of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports. The Ministry has been critical in supporting the school games and the Music, Drama and Film Festivals like KSSA Games.

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He noted that through the close collaboration between the two ministries, talents in the sports and the creative arts were receiving adequate support towards unleashing their full potential, affirming the Government’s readiness to continue supporting and sponsoring such activities in our schools’ ecosystem.

“Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports through its Sports fund have injected over 267 million shillings to support talent in music, Drama and Sports in our schools,” noted PS Dr Kipsang.

“This has greatly impacted our students and the teaching fraternity managing these activities. It is a great motivator for our players, the referees and the coaches, raises the standards of our competition and signifies the Government’s commitment and support.”

He announced the continued partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry towards identifying, developing and nurturing talents at the school ecosystem in line with the #TalantaHela initiative.

“Next week, we will have the national school music festivals in Nyeri County, which the Ministry fully supports. I thank the CS, Ababu Namwamba, for this collaboration in talent identification and development through the #TalantaHela initiative to Monetize talents and build sustainable livelihoods and careers out of them,” he added.

The PS added that the Ministry of Youth Affairs, The Arts and Sports had also extended resources to support the primary school games in Kisumu and the special games in Embu.

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