Wadadia FC ladies kick-started the year on a promising note. The team is famously known as Kick Fistula out of Africa under the Action on Fistula program and plays at the Kenya premier league level which is the top league in the system. The girls returned to the playground and their zeal and confidence is overwhelming as they take on other women soccer teams, taking fistula messages to other counties and scooping awards. These are the encouraging chants that are shaping the season. The team has trashed its opponents in pre-season friendly matches both home and away. The WADADIA advocacy and awareness ladies soccer team has so far won two tournaments in western Kenya ahead of the Kenya Women Premier League 2018 season.
The team had a two week pre-season training with a week review and training on matters fistula under the stewardship of the Assistant coach and Team manager Madam Florence Wanyonyi. The Goal of the program is to reach out to a wider public and increase awareness on Obstetric fistula. Wadadia FC seems to have had an impact, emphasizing that women experiencing uncontrollable leakage of urine /faeces should seek free screening and treatment at the selected fistula treatment centers in the country. At the core of the message is that fistula is both preventable and treatable.
Wadadia management provides mentor-ship to the wadadia fc members. The girls have embraced the reintegration program where they access computer training, bead-work, sewing, catering, quilting and hairdressing. Majority have an intimate relationship with the psycho social officer where they share and get guidance on psycho social matters that they face. Some of the players are beneficiaries of education scholarships for higher education thanks to kind partners. Through these initiatives, the organization is very optimistic of the economic independence of the Wadadia Fc members.
The Kenya Women’s Premier League 2018 Fixtures are out and the season looks very competitive. Wadadia is happy and confident with the current wadadia fc squad. Join the movement, cheer our team and increase awareness of fistula prevention and treatment. Join #KickFistulaOutOfAfrica page and get the whole activity and events as they unfold. Together lets beat Fistula.