Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, our Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) Football Club (FC) teamed up with SCH’s outreach team for a joint football match and medical services camp. SCH FC was scheduled to play Mount Kenya University (Thika Campus) staff football team for a second time. While the event was free, the requirement for entry was to submit oneself for a blood pressure check.

Mount Kenya University warms up before the match

 

Children dance in the field to the blaring music before the match begins

 

SCH staff, Gaudencia and Dorothy, walk to the match

 

Sagam children joining our players during warm ups.

Sagam children joining our players during warm ups.

And what an exciting day it was! SCH outreach team took to Sagam Primary School at 10 am to help set up the medical stations and the sound system, which would blare out music and promotion of the free services to be provided that day. Despite the rains during the day, our great support in Sagam Village came out in large numbers to support our team.

SCH Community Health Workers get ready for the outreach

 

A spectator gets ready to have his blood pressure checked

 

Warm ups!

Boasting a robust defense, steady midfield and brave striking force, SCH FC triumphed to a 3-1 win. Meanwhile, SCH’s outreach team conducted free blood pressure checks, cervical cancer screening and HIV testing and counseling.

 

An exciting match between SCH FC and Mount Kenya University

 

Spectators at full attention as they cheered for SCH FC

 

SCH FC gather to discuss strategy

Many thanks to SCH staff, SCH community health works and the members of our fantastic football team for a great performance, coordination, planning and support on Saturday. And additional appreciation to Mount Kenya University for making the long journey to Siaya County and we hope to visit them for an away game and show we are as strong away from ‘Sagam FC Stadium’. Lastly, many thanks to Sagam village community, that came out in strong numbers to cheer for their team!