Lesotho Cricket Association (LCA) managed to access basic skills to 400 children from different primary schools around Maseru, Lesotho.
Schools that participated included Lithabaneng, Leqele, Makoanyane, Lithoteng Mahlaseli, Itekeng primary schools and Maseru Private Academy.
The endevour was achieved by the effort of the coach of cricket from England Mr Martin Sampson who visited Lesotho with his seven years old daughter Ellie Sampson.
President of the LCA Mr Sebajoa Sebajoa said Sampson came to Lesotho in the auspices of All Stars program in England.
The purpose of this platform was to introduce basic skills of cricket through fun sessions.
This training was a success through the coordination and partnership of Kick4Life.
LCA President indicated that those schools served as hubs of young cricketers.
“Through this program LCA achieved purpose of instilling cricket skills in the Lesotho nation”, concluded Sebajoa.
The coach from England Mr Martin Sampson thanked LCA and Kick4Life by an opportunity to equip children with cricket basic skills in Lesotho.
He showed that training included health education and HIV/AIDS.
The whole idea of coming to Lesotho was to tour African countries with his daughter, but particularly Lesotho.
“The trip was self-sponsored”, said Sampson.
He appreciated the help of LCA facilitators and said they learned quickly, hence helped him.
“Cricket is no more expensive and should be fun and simple for children”, continued the coach.
Sampson revealed that no expensive and protective equipment needed for the kids to play cricket.
He also had session with the national senior male team, which prepares for the coming Africa C qualifiers games to be hosted by Stellenbosch in South Africa by May this year.
On the other hand Kick4Life Head of Programmes Mrs ‘Makatleho ‘Puky’ Pitso said they deliver life messages to young generations through play.
“We have realized that it is boring to be seated and teach kids about health education”, said Puky.
She continued that when they intertwine teaching and playing children remember easily.
“They do what they like most, that is playing”, she concluded.