The annual Pastoralist Child Foundation soccer and volleyball tournament, held at Archer’s Post Soccer Stadium, ended on November 28th.

200 boys and 200 girls from different villages across Samburu County participated in workshops and resided in school dormitories.

The workshops focused on female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, teen pregnancy, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, and the importance of formal education.
Four days of fully sponsored educational workshops concluded with the sports event, an inclusive and celebratory soccer and volleyball tournament.
Referees for the soccer matches are official referees from Football Kenya Federation, officially recognized by FIFA.

Fans of the soccer and volleyball teams attended from all over Samburu County to support and cheer for their favorite teams.

The sports tournaments are sponsored by COBMEX, an international knitwear company.

“Cobmex is so proud to be associated with PCF,” said Phil Newman, COBMEX Chief Executive Officer.
“Their mission and the commitment of their leadership is beyond compare. Just seeing the smiles on the children’s faces gives us all the encouragement that there is still a lot of love left in this world.”