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The Change Ambassador Soccer Tournament (CAST) is a peace initiative that is currently being implemented by the Economic Project Transformational Facility (EPTF) and supported by Swedish Mission Council (SMC) and Children’s Mission (CM-Sweden).

We have been able to keep the youth engaged by holding; soccer clinics and games, party manifesto interrogations, live issues-based political debates, civic education workshops, gender equity awareness campaigns, women representation workshops and sensitization against the use of aggressive language.

The CAST project targets youth and women aged 20 to 25 years from various wards in Nakuru and Uasin Gishu County.

Through this Intervention, the challenge of curbing high crime/ theft rates, corruption and ethnic hatred by the target groups and community at large is taking effect.

So far, 200 youth and women have been trained.


With an attendance of over 300 Community Members, Partners and EPTF Management, the CAST final tournament held at Wareng High School, Uasin Gishu County on Saturday 9th, September 2017 provided a platform to showcase soccer talent while developing elements of Peace, Civic Education, Gender Equity and use of Non-Inflammatory Language among players and community members.

The tournament saw 8 teams participating, 4 teams representing Nakuru County and the other 4 representing Uasin Gishu.

4 teams proceeded to the finals.  Eldoret Falcon beat Eldoret Youth 2-0 to emerge the winners in the women category. Langas FC followed up a dominant 2 -1 victory over Uzalendo FC in the men category.

The message of peace was echoed by EPTF’s CEO, Mary Kamore who was grateful for the peace observed during the tournament despite the diversity in tribes.

“There is no need to fight where we reside. We should all preach peace in our communities and participate in community development for the betterment of the whole society.” She said.

Peter Kario, the Chairman, County Peace Forum – Nakuru, urged the youth and community members to focus on God’s word for guidance and pray for peace in our country Kenya.

The fulfilling day ended with the winning teams being awarded soccer jerseys, medals, soccer balls and trophies as a token of appreciation.

EPTF’s CEO, Mary Kamore awarding a medal to one of the soccer participants.

The CAST soccer participants.

EPTF’s Resource Mobilization Manager, Rev. Olive Branch awarding a medal to a soccer participant.

EPTF Management, Staff , Community Leaders and Teams from Nakuru and Uasin Gishu County.

L-R: Dr. Lelei Kiboy, Dean of Students, University of Eldoret with Mary.

Men Soccer team.

Members of a team celebrating their win.

One Comment

  1. SMahiaini
    Sep 15, 2017

    We praise God for using the idea of soccer ambassadors for peace, bringing the Prince of peace into the situations of turmoil and seeing Him transform hearts and lives. Keep up the good work!!!