Brookside Dairy began its sports initiatives by at first sponsoring national schools’ sporting events through the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association and then becoming the title sponsor of the East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association.

Through these sponsorships, we launched a football scholarship programme where five of the finest footballers from the seven participating countries, specifically Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Burundi and South Sudan, would proceed for trials at Gor Mahia and Thika United football clubs.

The final four contestants are then granted an opportunity to sign up with the teams. The programme has proved to be a success and as a result of this regional partnership, 80 per cent of Thika United FC is made up of beneficiaries of the scholarship programme.

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