THE Seke community participated in a sports tournament with the aim of fighting crime, drugs and substance abuse among young people.
Four secondary schools, Kandava, St Hules, Seke and Marikopo, competed in football and netball competitions.
The tournament, dubbed ‘Grade 7 Solutions Sports’, was organised by Preston Maporisa, a former Kandava Primary School student, to encourage children to stay away from criminal activities and focus on reading books and showcasing their talents.
Students also had the opportunity to showcase their talents in poems, drama, football and netball.
Winners received trophies and prize money, while all participants received stationery.
Preston donated football and netball kits to all four schools.
“We agreed with a number of school heads in our community to meet on the closing day of schools for a purpose,” said Preston.
“The competition was about managing time since our main thrust is to encourage our children to concentrate on reading books and showing their talents instead of engaging in criminal activities during the holiday.
“Let us avoid being polluted or tempted into criminal activities. Remain focused, discover your talents and pursue them.
“As a former student and a Seke villager, I want to see more children achieving their goals.
“I brought my friends here to support us and together we will reach far because our God did it for me and others from Seke community,” said Preston.