Leading digital and sports entertainment firm BetKing has today handed over a newly renovated Youth Community Centre that will benefit over 5000 Kawangware youths.
The Dagoretti Youth Welfare Organization runs the community centre founded in 1996 as the
first welfare of youths in the then Dagoretti constituency. It is currently home to hundreds of
young men and women who are in recovery in Kawangware.
The centre is a haven where the community can safely interact with each other while making a
living from their sports and movies viewing center, all this in a small room of approx. 20 sqm
with land donated by the county government to the group.
Here, they open their doors to youths in the community to watch their favorite football matches
and support their favorite teams such as Arsenal, Man United, Manchester City, amongst
others. Games are charged between Shs 20 and Shs 50, depending on the game’s prominence.
Speaking during the official handover ceremony, Jackie Tonui, Head of Marketing, Kenya, said
the newly refurbished community centre would provide a habitable joint for the youth in
Kawangware to watch their favourite local and international matches.
“Today, we had a newly renovated community youth centre to Dagoretti Youth Welfare
Organisation. We believe the new structure will go along to support the youths in Kawangware
enjoy their local and international matches. The welfare will also be able to generate cash for
their projects and support the jobless youth around here,” said Jackie. “This is part of Betking’s
greater community support agenda to ensure that we impact the lives of the communities we
live in, and the plan is to roll out similar initiatives to all parts of the country.”
The chairman of Dagoretti Youth Welfare Organization Centre, Ramadhan Hadisi, appreciated
BetKing during the handover, saying it will go a long way in helping to accommodate recovering
“This centre has been the home to many abandoned youths in recovery. It provides a
recreational and sports centre for them, a place to gather as a community. We appreciate this
generous support from BetKing and it will go a long way in giving a new life to the youths of
BetKing is committed to improving the conditions of the society where it operates – to empower
community and individuals, unlocking new opportunities, creating jobs, and opening doors to
entrepreneurship. This renovation of the Dagoretti Youth Community Centre was the initiative
undertaken as a part of the opening of its first retail shop in Kawangware. Since then, BetKing
has launched its second shop in Kayole.