were sponsored by the following companies: Jambo Biscuits, House
of Manj, Sapna Distributors, Padania Stationers, Milly Fruit
Processors, Kenpoly Manufacturers Ltd, Mzuri Sweets Ltd,
Kenafric Industries Ltd, Jetlak Foods Ltd Through Nyali Cinemax,
Jepee Vision, Shubh Jai Shah & Dhian Amar Shah, Hetal Maru &
started off with prayers for our brothers and sisters who lost
their lives in the Westgate, Nairobi.
silence was also observed.
was arranged to parade the children and their minders and the
Chief Guest was none other than the District Governor Lion Teja
Kalsi and his Gracious Lady Gursharan, PDG Lion Ramji
Patel, the President of Lion Club of Mombasa Pwani Lion Dr. Lata
Magon, Co-Convenors Lion Tony D’Silva and Lion Inderjeet S.
Main, Region Chairperson Lion Mary Mwami and her spouse Lion
Mwami, Zone Chairperson Lion Bhadresh Shah and his Gracious Lady
Ketki, invited Lion dignitaries and Ladies acknowledged their
The event was
officially declared open by the District Governor Teja Kalsi
after the Kenyan National Anthem was played by the Agakhan Band
and the Likoni School for the Blind Band and the games began.
Our Member of
Parliament for Mvita Constituency Hon. Abdulswamad Shariff
Nassir paid a visit to ASK Show Ground to witness this activity
for himself and interacted with the children and Lions at large.
field events were organized and the residents of Mombasa
witnessed totally blind children running a 100-meter dash faster
than most able people.
Challenged boys and girls showed how fast they run on crutches.
Mentally handicapped young children com-peted to fill sand in
competitive events were organized and the top three participants
in each event received prizes in true Olympic fashion.
were: Blankets – donated by Rahma Foundation by Hon. Abdulswamad
Shariff Nassir, Towels – Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal, Managing Director
of Mombasa Eye and Laser Centre, Mosquito Nets – Armco Ltd and
Ram Trade Ltd through PDG Lion Ramji Patel.
throughout the day and a sumptuous lunch was served. It must be
mentioned that for the last 26 consecutive years this lunch has
been prepared and donated by Lion Mahendra C. Shah and his
Such a mega
activity cannot be a success without material, financial and
physical support of well-wishers such as Papyrus Africa Ltd who
contributed Kshs 150,000/-, Lymuel Engineering Kshs 100,000/-
amongst many others including the entire membership of Lions
Club of Mombasa Pwani.
afternoon the games were declared closed for the children to
return to their various schools.
to the manage-ment of A.S.K. Mombasa International Show Ground
for making this ground avail-able,Coastal Agency for supply of
water, Corrugated Sheets Ltd for provision of transport, Lohana
Hall for the provision of tables chairs and cooking area, the
Lions Eye and Blood Centre Staff and the Department of Education
for their valuable cooperation.
Lion Tony D’Silva and Lion Inderjeet S. Main, thank all those
who have assisted but regrets that they are unable to name each
one individually because of space constraints.