YSK Executive team and Youth Senators from various counties converged on Sunday 5th March, 2017 at Impala Club to cheer and support YSK Queens who were playing for Goal 3-Good Health and Well-Being in the Tournament. The tournament is an annual activity that was started in 2015 with the aim of mobilizing women globally to commit to ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and fixing climate change.IMG_4803
YSK Queens, led by Coach Florence, through the coordination of Director- Health and Well Being, Diana Chebet and Nairobi County Youth Senator, Faith Norah Lukosi staged an epic performance beating Young Change Makers 6-0 in the first round, Zero Hunger Heroes 1-0 in the second round, and Wale Wazito 4-0 in the third round. The field was heated with cheer and joy by the Youth Senate- Kenya fraternity, even though our team was hit 1-0 by Mrembo FC at the Quarter Finals.IMG_4873
YSK President, Gideon Keter thanked the Director- Health and Youth Senator- Kitui County, Ryan Tei for scouting the opportunity and providing YSK Queens with lab coats which they wore to signify the appreciation of the role of doctors in promoting healthcare as per Global Goal 3. He further awarded the YSK Queens with t-shirts and balls which were obtainable by Bet-in and further promised to engage in discussions that will further their sports talent.
The annual Global Goals Tournament presents a fresh and unique approach towards curating the role of the youth and women in strengthening accountability for SDGs. It is an exciting initiative to promote youth-led accountability for SDGs through sports and talent. Accordingly, Youth Senate Nairobi is tapping talent such as YSK Queens and using it to inform and mobilize young people to actively engage in steering the SDGs. We are seeking out partnerships and mobilizing resources to support our sports stars and artists to be champions for the 17 Global Goals.

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