Kibera Sport Development Programme

MISSION To empower the Kibera youth and community through sports and education. As participants of our program, youth will have better access to education and more opportunities academically and athletically, as we look to develop and nurture natural talents and abilities GOALS To demonstrate the abilities of vulnerable youth from Kibera to take active participation in multisport such as triathlons, duathlons, cycling, swimming, and running events To provide high school scholarships to Kibera children who are talented in sports and academics To empower Kibera Youth through sports and encourage good sportsmanship as a way of life/career To educate the community on social issues affecting th...
Jul 31, 2015

Sharon Accepted into College, Still more to raise

Sharon at her college to be
Sharon at her college to be

Dear All,

Sharon has been accepted into the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication to pursue a bachelor's degree in Film Production. We are still hoping to raise more funds to enable her attend college and secure her place. The funds needed are still to help with covering college fees, living expenses and learning materials. So far we have raised $900 dollars and looking forward to more help from our donors and supporters.

Sharon has also been invited to represent our organisation at The Camp Sweden, which is a United Nations Sponsored Global Workshop of youth leaders from around the world. She among 5 representatives chosen from Kenya to attend the prestigious event. We hope that she can and will learn more and gain experience that will be helpful to enable her play a more active role in changing her community

Apr 7, 2015

2014 Annual Report With Project Updates

Dear All Donors,

Notwithstanding the difficulties of 2014, we have made significant progress in many areas and have been buoyed by these successes. 2014 has been a major milestone in our first cycle of our 10-Year-Program. The kids who started our programs at 8-12 years, 7 years ago, are now 15-19 years old; The Journey of living with and training with this group of kids has been amazing and challenging in equal measure, apart from my role as a coach and mentor, I easily found myself strategizing about highschool friendships, filing questions about sexuality and discussing issues on the news. But when I look at them now I see a kindred spirit and when I talk and train with them, I feel that sense of limitless possibilities that I worked so hard to instill in them. And even though they don’t have much in the way of money and material possessions, I believe they got something
much more valuable; the opportunity to lead a good life and a chance to go to places they could only dreamed of. Three of them already have their sights set on Rio Olympics and even more of them working hard to succeed in different fields, on and off the pitch. But even more assuring is that each one of them is eagerly waiting for their turn to go back to Kibera and give other children the same chances, as they had, out of poverty. Their overwhelming resilience and ability to overcome adversity with unwavering determination and the potential for their transformative change that I see every day is what drives our mission and fuels the passion and commitment to work ever harder. This report outlines the major events and achievements of 2014.


Over the years, I have met many of you who have consistently and generously supported K.S.D.P for many years. It was humbling and inspiring to learn of the commitment, support and trust that you give towards our cause through the good and bad times. And I have been firm in my belief that we have to do better in
ensuring that we are fully accountable to both the community in Kibera, who make our work possible and donors overseas, who support it. It is indeed timely, that we are now getting a lot of help from Fight For Peace (www.fightforpeace.net), a London based NGO, in developing monitoring and evaluation systems to
capture the evidence of our work and help us learn from it. In this year, we launched ‘The Rising Stars Project’; which seeks to raise $70,000 towards the construction of the initial phase of a Sports Academy in the Kenyan
high altitude town of Iten, to act as a center that provides specialized training to enable our young athletes compete well at the world stage. Through this project, we want to connect this generation of young people who care deeply about the scandal of poverty in their community, and provide them with the resources to bring change to the very same communities that raised them. I am very convinced that this is a good way to ensure sustainability of the programs moving forward. We also look forward to work with partners who share our vision and our commitment to develop innovative approaches to achieve our mission. We want to harness the continuing commitment of the many that support K.S.D.P and to use modern communications to help people understand the work we do and the impact it has. With your continuing support and intelligent use of our resources we will continue to expose the inherent potential in the poor children to the very last that we can, because the need is still there, and we have the responsibility and the privilege to do what we can to meet that need and to release the potential of these kids to work for a better future for them and the generations after them

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Jan 2, 2015

Two weeks to our first graduates

Four years after the start of the The Running for Education Project, 2 of our students will be graduating from High School for the first time. These will be our pioneer graduates and are now better able to make decisions on their own. Sharon and Faith have finished their high school education and are now better able to make decisions in life. We hope to secure funding to enable them pursue their post-secondary education. In 2015, 6 more students are set to complete their high school while the programme hopes to get 5 more youths between the ages of 12 and 17 years on the scholarship programme and entails personal development and long term athletic development alongside the educational scholarships. The following are the average scores of all 16 students in our sport for development programme.

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