Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has called on parents and teachers to identify and nurture talents amongst learners through co-curricular activities.
Maangi who graced the Gucha Sub County athletics championship at Sameta stadium noted that the new curriculum was sports friendly as it ensured the potential of learners was developed both academically and in terms of talent.
Maangi urged learners to take sports seriously saying sportsmen all over the world were leading successful lives.
"In Counties like Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet and Nandi, athletes are successful business men having invested in high-rise buildings. We should encourage our learners to balance between academics and sports," said Maangi.
Maangi who was accompanied by Sameta Mokwerero Member of County Assembly Geoffrey Ombui, CEC for Education Amos Andama donated sports equipment to including Javelin, short put, discus for both boys and girls and tape measures.
Gucha Primary Schools Association chairman Reuben Maera thanked the Deputy Governor for the donation and expressed optimism that the sub county would produce athletes who will successfully represent the county during national championship to be held in Mombasa’s Shanzu Teachers Training College (TTC) in April this year.
"Our participants have been working without the sports equipment for many years and we thank the Deputy Governor for the contribution as it will improve their performance," said Maera
A total of 60 competitors were picked to compete with representatives from other nine sub counties during the county championship to be held in Nyamarambe next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Regional competitions will take place in Migori.