Alive & Kicking

Alive & Kicking strives to to create employment for communities in Africa, help children exercise their right to play, and to raise awareness of preventable disease. This will continue to be achieved through the African manufacture and distribution of sports balls and the provision of appropriate health awareness materials for young people.
Apr 16, 2015

Global Giving report April 2015

Getting well into 2015 and Alive & Kicking’s work hasn’t let up. With 2015 shaping up to be a successful year for Alive & Kicking we are proud to say that our stitching centres in Nairobi, Lusaka and Accra continue to produce over 5,000 footballs a month; providing over 130 people with stainable employment while providing disadvantaged children with quality sports balls. We’ve also launched some exciting initiatives that will help us improve the health and quality of life of disadvantaged young people in our countries of operation.

 

Having a ball in Kenya

Recently Alive & Kicking has had some fantastic exposure on African News channel eNCA where Robyn Kriel was sent as part of a wider TV feature on Alive & Kicking’s work in Kenya. Robyn’s film showed the great impactthat Alive & Kicking has on local communities by providing sustainable long-term jobs to those who otherwise would have struggled to find a decent paged job. Her visit also highlighted the great work we do with our health and well-being outreach programmes, such as our HIV awareness work and our latest football programme for the visually impaired.  You can see Robyn Kriel’s eNCA clip here.

 

Young Entrepreneurs scheme

Alive & Kicking’s Ghana team have been hard at work continuing our young entrepreneurs scheme. In collaboration with Comic Relief, we have been helping budding entrepreneurs learn about business, creativity, innovation and sales.We love seeing people thrive here at Alive & Kicking and to see young people getting involved to help sell Alive & Kicking merchandise to help re-invest that generated income back into their own micro-enterprises and to buy and sell more and more balls, not only lifting those involved out of poverty but actively giving them the skills and tools necessary to become a successful business thinker and to pave the way for that next generation of forward thinkers.

 

We have many more things in the pipeline such as fundraising events in the UK like a football tournament at Wembley, a comedy night and a 10K run.If you want to join in the fun and help Alive & Kicking continue our work in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana, please visit the events page on our website for more information

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Jan 20, 2015

Alive & Kicking January 2015 Report

The Tornado
The Tornado

2014 was a hugely successful year for Alive & Kicking and we have big plans to ensure that we continue that progress into the New Year. Our stitching centres in Nairobi, Lusaka and Accra continue to produce over 5,000 footballs a month; providing over 130 people with stainable employment while providing quality sports balls disadvantaged children with quality sports balls. We’ve also launched some exciting initiatives that will help us improve the health and quality of life of disadvantaged young people in our countries of operation.

 

ICAP Charity Day

ICAP’s annual charity day enjoyed another remarkably successful year – and this time Alive & Kicking was at the heart of the action. The biggest single fundraising event in the City of London sees ICAP donate the commissions and fees from their entire day’s trading to a range of worthy causes. A host of celebrities came down on the day to support the traders, seal some deals and soak up the atmosphere. We were delighted to have been joined by a wonderful bunch of VIPs who ensured it was a truly memorable day for everyone involved. £8m was raised worldwide during the day, with Alive & Kicking’s portion set to be used for sports-based health education work in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana throughout the year.

 

Tornado

Alive & Kicking Ghana has launched a new ball in partnership with former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah – The Tornado. The first ball of its kind, The Tornado really is made in Ghana, by Ghana, for Ghana. All materials that go into making the ball are sourced locally and the balls are then stitched at our workshop in Accra. From each ball sold, five cedis go directly to the Stephen Appiah Foundation to support their own charitable activities. The Tornado ball has generated great excitement since its launch, being featured in much of the local media, and we look forward to seeing The Tornado reaching school playground and sports pitches across Ghana throughout the year.

 

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us last year and we look forward to bringing you more updates throughout 2015.

Making The Tornado
Making The Tornado

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Oct 24, 2014

Alive & Kicking October 2014 Report

SEUK Awards
SEUK Awards

2014 has been an exciting year so far at Alive and Kicking. Our stitching centres in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana continue to produce over 5,000 footballs a month; creating sustainable employment for over 130 people while providing disadvantaged children with quality sports balls. We’ve also engaged in some great partnerships that will help us improve the health and quality of life of disadvantaged young people.

 

Alive & Kicking set to benefit from ICAP Charity Day

The ICAP Charity Day is fast approaching. 3 December will see the UK-based broker donate all its worldwide revenues and commissions to a range of charitable causes. A major event in London’s financial and fundraising calendars, a host of A-list celebrities will join ICAP staff in generating as much income for charity as possible. The partnership with ICAP will allow Alive & Kicking to run sports-based health education projects in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana in 2015.

 

Social Enterprise UK Recognition

Alive & Kicking has been nominated for the 2014 UK Social Enterprise Awards, which will be held in London on 26 November. Shortlisted in the ‘Consumer Facing Social Enterprise’ category, A&K faces stiff competition from the fantastic social enterprises Belu Water, Divine Chocolate, The House of St Barnabas and Two Fingers Brewing.

 

Zambia Roadshow final report

The final report of the 2014 Alive & Kicking Zambia Roadshow of Lusaka Province is now available to view online. The Roadshow, which visited the towns of Kafue and Chongwe as well as the Lusaka city districts of Chipata and Munali, trained 78 local teachers and coaches in sports-based HIV education techniques. These coaches are now able to disseminate vital HIV information to young people in their communities on a regular and ongoing basis. This approach allows local people to tackle the most pressing health and social issue in their community in a sustainable and impactful way. The roadshow also saw 57 local teams take part in football and netball tournaments, and 425 people receive HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing.

 

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last three months and we look forward to bringing you another update early next year.

ICAP Charity Day 2014
ICAP Charity Day 2014
2014 Roadshow
2014 Roadshow

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