Brookside dairy has sponsored the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association Term One “A” Games that are taking place at Friends school Kamusinga in Bungoma County.
According to the brand manager Brookside dairy Margret Nyoro, Brookside sponsorship of 14 million has gone towards kitting all the teams, administration costs, provision of refreshments to players and ground renovations, “our kits are of high quality, we actually import them, we also give milk and other products to our students free,” she said.
She said Brookside also sponsors students who join Strathmore University; players from various regions have qualified to join the university.
“Last year we got some of the students who qualified to secure a place in the campus especially boys, we normally get two boys and two girls who play basket ball, for the hockey one boy and one girl, last year we were able to get two boys from Maseno school who scored an (A) which is our policy as Brookside dairy, regrettably the girls did not make,” she explained.
She encouraged girls who are now participating to work hard in academics so that to secure a place in the university, she said for the last 13 years that the dairy has been sponsoring the games, it has experienced remarkable growth saying every county now wants to host the games.
“Kamusinga School have benefited from being upgraded for their basketball pitch and also more schools are joining each year, Kapsabet boys, Kisumu, Loreto girls as we look forward for the regional games that will take place in Eldoret come August, which Brookside dairy will be the sponsors too” she said.
Mathlete competition a mathematics competition for secondary schools by the dairy to help demystify the perception that student have towards sciences and mathematics in particular being difficult .The contest is held in 13 counties in the following host schools.
“We started in 2005 with three schools only but due to this we have seen first-rate performances in mathematics students scoring highly and that is why from last year the schools competing have increased from three to fifteen schools” she added.
To ensure that children consume healthy refreshments while in school Brookside dairy have a school milk program where schools can pay for their children to be supplied with milk or yoghurt once a week, thrice a week or daily
Ms. Nyoro also confirmed that the dairy helps in empowering farmers by collecting milk from them like in Bungoma the dairy collects milk from Tongaren, Kaptama dairy thanking the county for giving the dairy a chance to collect milk.