Tweed Shire Council’s Tweed Kenyan Mentoring Program and the Murwillumbah Football Club are conducting a sports ‘Medallion Muster’ to encourage young soccer players in Kenya.

The medallions will be sent to Kenya to be given out to the children who participate in soccer tournaments.

The Kenya Mentoring Program uses the popularity of soccer among young people in Kenya as a platform to promote the program’s message of promoting environmental health and safe water access.

“There is a chronic lack of paid employment opportunity in the Kenyan youth community, so projects such as environmental clean-ups, recycling and river rehabilitation drawn on young people’s inherent capacity for optimism and innovation,” Tweed Shire Council said.

“The Tweed Kenya Mentoring Desk is linking sporting, church and social clubs throughout Nairobi and spreading the message of ‘cash for trash’.

“Proceeds and energy have been used to create a small native plant nursery, with trees being used to revegetate waterways and provide shade.”

If you have any old medallions that are no longer wanted (with no engraving or you can peel off the award information) please drop them off to the following collection bins:

Tweed Shire Council, Murwillumbah Civic Centre, front foyer
Tweed Shire Council, Brett Street, Tweed Heads, front foyer
Murwillumbah Football Club, Mooball Street
Sports World, Main Street Murwillumbah
For more information on the Tweed Kenya Mentoring Program, visit Tweed Shire Council’s website www.tweed.nsw.gov.au