Langata Southland FC and Beijing Raiders emerged as champions of the Betika “Fundi Bingwa Cup” tournament that ran from the 8th to 10th October 2021.
The Fundi Bingwa Cup saw Langata Southland FC win the men’s category taking home Kshs. 250,000 and Beijing Raiders win the women’s category taking home Kshs. 100,000.
Through this initiative, we believe that we can influence positive change among the youth by creating an atmosphere of talent and skills development. We are proud of the Langata Southlands and the Beijing raiders teams who have won this year’s tournament. We are hoping to make it bigger and better next year,” Ms Jackie Tonui, the firm’s marketing manager said during the cheque presentation.
“Our Kenyan youth have a wealth of talent and abilities that are untapped mainly due to lack of opportunity and support. Betika is at the forefront and continues to invest in the youth by nurturing their talent through sports, arts and culture,” added Jackie.
“The Jua Kali sector contributes immensely towards the Kenyan economy. Betika Na Community has come to change the lives of the youth and I am happy that this sector has finally got a chance to be beneficiaries of this noble initiative,” said Kennedy Onyango, the National Chairman of Unique Mechanical & Auto Artisans Welfare Society.
Since its inception, the Betika Na Community initiative has reached hundreds of thousands of youths across the country by supporting them through sports, equipment, and direct financial support into their business ventures.
This year, Betika saw it fit to support Jua Kali artisans such as masons, plumbers, electricians, mechanics among many others through sports by providing uniforms, financial support, kits, balls, and other sports equipment.
Apart from the sports equipment, Betika gave out 50 toolboxes and 10,000- litre air compressor spray guns that will be used to improve the trade of about 2000 artisans.