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Partners - Sports for Development

Amani Kibera

Amani Kibera (AK) is a registered youth lead CBO that uses sports to promote peace, non- violence, environmental thinking, education and leadership to enhance youth involvement in development and decision making in Kibera community. It is run by young volunteers who work as coaches, referees and project organizers.

The Mission of AK is to inculcate a culture of peace and non-violence in Kibera through sports, training and Education. A week long peace and non- violence awareness campaign in October 2007 in Kibera slums saw the inception on the AK initiative. Since then, AK has grown considerably and has become a visible youth focused initiative supporting peace and non- violence education in Kibera slum through sports.

Website: www.amanikibera.org

Africa Sports & Talents Empowerment Program(A-STEP)

Africa Sports & Talent Empowerment Program (A-STEP) is a Community Based Organization focussed on empowerment of the youth members of different communities through the medium of Sports.

Africa Sports & Talent Empowerment Program (A-STEP) is a visionary organization founded by young sportsmen in 2006 in Eldoret, Uasin-Gishu District Rift Valley Province, Kenya. It is working to improve the quality of life in the community, coordinates many innovative sporting activities in collaboration with the local community, area Community Based Organizations (CBOs), as well as national and international Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Website: www.africa-step.org

Box Girls

Box Girls (BG) is a registered CBO founded in 2008 and currently operating in Kariobangi North in Nairobi. Plans are underway to register the organization as a Trust. Box Girls uses boxing as a tool for tackling different issues affecting the lives of young girls and women within slum communities. The main target group is young girls aged 10 yrs -16yrs though in overall the community is also a direct beneficiary to the programs.

The organization has over 300 members comprising of girls and women in the slums Box Girls uses education and sports to as the framework for girls and women development initiatives. Boxing is their major tool of mobilization and communication to their intended targets.

BG is currently pursuing Boxing, Computer Training for girls and Peer Education pursued through four different programs:

  • Zonal programs
  • School outreach (The zonal and school outreach programs have 400 girls between 10-12 years)
  • Peer session
  • Leadership awards.

Website: www.boxgirls.org/nairobi/

Carolina For Kibera (CFK)

“The youth are the leaders of today and tomorrow.” -Salim Mohamed, co-founder, Carolina for Kibera

Kibera is one of the fastest growing areas in Kenya. As many as half its residents are under the age of fifteen. Despite these sobering statistics, we believe the dedicated, resilient youth of Kibera will grow into a new generation of wise and empathetic leaders.

Kibera’s young people are familiar with hardship. Managing the daily struggle of life in Kibera and rising up as hopeful, confident young adults requires great courage, creativity and determination. These same qualities are essential for affecting and sustaining great change in their community and in our world.

CFK uses sports to teach healthy life choices and promote peace across gender and ethnic divides in Kibera.

5,280 boys and girls participate in CFK’s annual soccer tournament. Ethnic diversity is a requirement. To play in the tournament, each team much include youth of different tribes . Players learn teamwork and form strong friendships across ethnic lines. Tournament players further demonstrate commitment to community service by participating in trash clean-ups.

In addition to practices and tournament, the ‘Caught Offside’ initiative uses soccer as a venue to discuss reproductive health. Youth educators talk to players and game spectators about HIV/AIDS prevention in a casual, non-threatening environment.

Website: www.cfk.unc.edu

CREATA

Center for Regeneration and Empowerment of Africa Through Africa (CREATA) is a registered Non Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 2006 .

CREATA was founded by a group of young people lead by Mr. Paul Ogalo disturbed by the vicious circle of violent conflicts and endemic poverty caused by poor leadership, bad governance, corruption in Kenya and Africa in general.

CREATA is a Latin word derived from the verb "to create" or the noun "creation" . Hence the name connotes not only an integral approach to development but alsothe integrity of creation of which human beings are stewards and dependents.

Website: http://www.creata-africa.org/

Diocese of Lodwar (DOL)

DOL (DYEP) focuses on developing sports infrastructures in Lodwar town especially through the Parishes, schools (both primary & secondary) and villages. The target groups of this program are mainly urban youth living within Lodwar town and it’s environ but DOL has also incorporated the pastoralist’s communities.

Website: www.lodwar.org

Initiative for Community Action - Kibera (ICA)

ICA is a youth-focused community-based organization located in the heart of Mashimoni Village, Kibera. Formed in 2003 by three friends as an after-school soccer league, ICA has grown into one of the most recognized and respected youth organizations working within Kibera. At ICA, we pride ourselves on being staffed entirely by Kibera residents (or those who have previously lived in Kibera); this means we really are an organization by Kiberans for Kiberans. Despite the environmental challenges of working so deeply within the community, rather than on the outskirts of Kibera, this also situations us in a unique position to understand the complexities of life in an informal settlement. Furthermore, our position in the community means that more of the money we receive can be spent on programming which benefits the community, rather than paying for members' transport fees to and from the office.

Website: icakibera.blogspot.com/

Kisumu Youth Football Association (KYFA)

KYFA is an association of sporting clubs in Kisumu. KYFA focuses on local grassroots teams to engage in competitions. The beneficiary age group for the players is from 8 years old to 18 years old. The team officials are encouraged to be youth and we target people age 18-30 for our trainings in order to keep the organization young and geared towards youth development. We also mostly focus on teams within Kisumu town and a few of the surrounding areas.

Website: www.kisumuyouthfa.org

Moving the Goalposts (MTG)

Moving the Goal posts is a girls’ football development organization, run by girls for girls. It has over 3000 members who participate in their activities. Moving The Goal Posts use football as a mobilization tool to bring girls together and build a collective power for marginalized groups. In MTG girls build their own skills: they organize and officiate all MTG matches, tournaments and leagues. They represent the organization in local, national and international meetings.

Website: www.mtgk.org

Nuru Development Centre

Nuru Development Centre is a registered organization based in Kawangware that started as self-help group to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS in the slums of Nairobi and impoverished communities of Kenya, Africa and entire world.

Nuru’s mission is to bring hope and help to the poor communities in Kenya, contribute towards poverty and HIV/AIDS reduction by enabling them to access socio-economic services employment opportunities, improved livelihoods and unleashing their full potential. Nuru targets youths aged between 14- 24 years. In Kawangware they have 2 football teams one for those aged below 14years while the other one for those above the age of 14.

Website: nurudevelopment.webs.com

Peace, Arts, Sports, Culture and Development initiative (PASCOD)

PASCOD as a community based organization focuses its activities primarily on the youths and children. This deliberate choice has been made because in both groups abound some rich and latent potential that can be professionally harnessed for greater development and social change. The diversity of these target groups has been given due consideration integrating Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Beyond these direct beneficiaries, we envisage that our activities will spill over to women who are in one or the other the principal guardians’ and custodians of these target groups.

Smart Ladies Kisumu

Smart Ladies Youth Initiative is a girls-only youth initiative based in Kisumu City Kenya. Its primary aim is to use sports and recreational activities to mobilize girls in and out of school aged 5 – 24 to discuss unique Sexual and Reproductive health matters affecting girls in an attempt to break the silence that prevents girls from openly addressing such issues and empower them to improve their livelihoods. This initiative was started in the year 2003 and is registered under the Ministry of Gender and Sports in 2004.

Sadili Oval

Sadili Oval Sports Academy is an indigenous non-profit making community-driven sports center; one of the few of it’s kind in East and Central Africa. Sadili Oval is committed to the use of sports to improve the health, education, environment and skills of underprivileged communities, especially 4000 children, girls and youth in Kibera (Nairobi) and Manyatta (Kisumu) and prepare them for integration with the rest of society.

Website: www.sadili.com

Trans –Nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

Over the past 10 (ten) years, TYSA has made commendable strides in inspiring and empowering young people and communities to live positive lives, acquire life skills and live responsible lives in the respective communities.

Over the same period, TYSA has also grown from a community Self Help Group to now an NGO. These and other achievements and successes form the impetus for our growth as TYSA moves to the next decade.

Website: www.tysak.org

Safe Spaces Safe spaces strengthen and empower girls living in slums to;

Founded in 2008 by Peninah Nthenya Musyimi, Safe Spaces is a project run for and by adolescent girls and young women in the Eastland slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The program office is located in the slums and performs outreach to over 500 girls in the community.  It offers female youth a safe space for learning and helps facilitate discussion around the unique challenges they face as they grow through adolescence into womanhood. Through basketball, yoga, dance, theatre and a variety of training session, the program helps build leadership skills and confidence amongst young girls and women living in vulnerable conditions.

The program was first introduced in Nairobi but with continued support we have been able to open a second location in Botswana. Although, the majority of the programming is only available in the communities in Nairobi, our hope is to eventually expand and offer the same suite of programs in the Botswana community as well.

Website: http://www.safespaces.me/nairobi.html

Box Girls Kenya

Boxgirls was set up to build on the work started by a boxing coach, Analo Anjere (popularly known as Priest), who had been coaching young men and women in the Eastland’s area of Nairobi for many years.  Priest was coaching boys and two girls came to the window of the Kariobangi social hall and said they wanted to box like the boys. Priest overheard them and got them to come along to train with the boys. In 2007 Priest met with Heather Cameron from Boxgirls International and they talked about building up Boxgirls in Kenya. During the post election violence in 2008 girls and women were raped in the violence and chaos and many people were left traumatized in Boxgirls’ community. It was on the back of this despair that Boxgirls grew further, providing a safe place for girls, to learn about life and talk about their issues.

Website: http://www.boxgirlskenya.org/

ICA Kibera

ICA is a youth-focused community-based organization located in the heart of Mashimoni Village, Kibera. Formed in 2003 by three friends as an after-school soccer league, ICA has grown into one of the most recognized and respected youth organizations working within Kibera. At ICA, we pride ourselves on being staffed entirely by Kibera residents (or those who have previously lived in Kibera); this means we really are an organization by Kiberans for Kiberans. Despite the environmental challenges of working so deeply within the community, rather than on the outskirts of Kibera, this also situations us in a unique position to understand the complexities of life in an informal settlement. Furthermore, our position in the community means that more of the money we receive can be spent on programming which benefits the community, rather than paying for members' transport fees to and from the office.

Website: http://icakibera.blogspot.com/

Vijana Amani Pamoja(VAP)

Vijana Amani Pamoja – meaning ‘Peace Together Youth’ – was originally founded in 2000 as a soccer club by Enouce Ndeche who today is the organisation’s Executive Director.

Having witnessed the multitude of social and economic challenges faced by young people in Nairobi’s slums coupled with the huge popularity of soccer in Kenya, an idea was born: to use the sport as a tool for social development.

Website: http://vijanaamanipamoja.webs.com/

Mikadini Youth Sports Center

The Mikadini Youth Sports Center [MYSC] is a community based organization whose main objective is to empower the youth [both boys and girls]. We do this mainly through sports.

This in effect gives the disadvantaged youth who live in informal settlements an opportunity to play soccer, and thereby develop their social skills as well as get exposure to constructive activities.

Website: http://www.mikadiniyouth.org

Uweza Kenya

Uweza is Kiswahili for ability and power. Uweza Foundation fights the cycle of poverty that persists in Kenya's Kibera slum. We nurture and build upon the already existing capabilities and resourcefulness of Kenyans through community-based empowerment programs. All of our projects are developed and/or run by Kenyans, primarily residents of Kibera who are dedicated to the betterment of their community.

Website: http://www.uwezakenya.org


Children Peace Initiative Kenya (CPI - KENYA)

Children Peace Initiative Kenya (CPI - KENYA) is a community based organization dedicated to promote peace through children. Children Peace Initiative Kenya uses an integrated approach to promote Peace working with the children.

It is an organization that strives to empower socially and economically children living among communities affected by inter-ethnic conflict to develop positive values and attitudes that will enable them to appreciate peace and become agents of reconciliation between their communities as they grow up.

Website: http://www.cpi-kenya.org


LANGATA YOUTH NETWORK

We collect gabbage, recycle and sell

Website: http://langatayouthnetwork.kbo.co.ke

 

Girls!unlimited

GIRLS!UNLIMITED is a social sports project in the Mathare Slum in Nairobi (Kenya). It is initiated by Doreen Nabwire Omondi, Football player at Werder Bremen and World Champion in streetfootball (2006).

Website: http://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/3788-girls-unlimited


St. Johns Sports

Website: www.archdioceseofnairobi.org/

 

 

 

 

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