Making footballs that can save lives in Africa

 
$15,108
$484,892
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Making footballs that can save lives in Africa

Making footballs that can save lives in Africa
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A picture is worth 1,000 words [CLICK TO ENLARGE]

A picture is worth 1,000 words [CLICK TO ENLARGE]
Happy recipient at the Nest Orphange in Limuru. (view small | med | large | orig)

A&K with Didier Drogba at the Score4Africa Awards

A&K with Didier Drogba at the Score4Africa Awards
Chelsea's Didier Drogba signing an Alive & Kicking ball during the inaugral Score4 Africa awards held in October 2008 in London at the House of Lords. Alive & Kicking won an award for being the most enterprising football project in Africa. (view small | med | large | orig)

Senator Barack Obama

Senator Barack Obama
Senator Barack Obama inspecting an Alive & Kicking ball during a visit to Kenya in August 2006. (view small | med | large | orig)

My Ball Kajiado

My Ball Kajiado
Kids in Kajiado, Rift Valley Province, Kenya, treasuring an Alive & Kicking ball that was donated online. The Photo was taken by Anna Holmstrom, a Finnish volunteer, working with the Lutheran Church in this poor and very dry part of rural Kenya. (view small | med | large | orig)

Creating HIV/AIDS Awareness in Maungu

Creating HIV/AIDS Awareness in Maungu
Noah - our HIV/AIDS Counsellor - creating awareness at a tounament in Maungu, near Voi in Taita District, Kenya. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kids Playing Football with an Alive & Kicking Bal

Kids Playing Football with an Alive & Kicking Bal
Another brilliant picture taken by Anna Holmstrom. The kids seem unphased by the state of the pitch. Of more concern are the thorn trees alongside. Unless a ball is repairable, it is of no use in Africa. That's why Alive & Kicking balls are made of leather and have a rubber bladder, which can be mended with a bicycle puncture kit. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Mombasa Road Workshop

The Mombasa Road Workshop
Situated along Mombasa Road in Nairobi is our workshop; home to 40 stitchers who each make 3 balls a day. The stitchers sit in pairs at work stations, using wooden clamps to hold the leather ball panels. The space provided between work stations allows the stitchers to stretch their arms and pull the threads. The workshop also houses Alive & Kicking's Office Administration, and its printing and ball dispatch operations. (view small | med | large | orig)

A selection of Alive & Kicking Balls

A selection of Alive & Kicking Balls
Alive & Kicking makes volleyballs and netballs in addition to its soccer balls. The leather used is prepared at 3 of Kenya's finest tanneries among them, the Bata Shoe Company in Limuru, and Leather Industries of Kenya in Thika. The soccer balls are made in two sizes - the regular size 5, which conforms to FIFA specs re weight and size, and a smaller size 4 which is popular for primary school kids. (view small | med | large | orig)

Catherine Ndereba & HIV/AIDS Awareness

Catherine Ndereba & HIV/AIDS Awareness
Alive & Kicking has designed a series of 10 HIV/AIDS awareness posters featuring Kenya's top sports personalities. Each deals with a different aspect of the pandemic. In this poster, Catherine Ndereba, three times Boston Marathon Champion, is stressing the importance of dealing with STIs. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Thanks to 233 donors like you, a total of $15,108 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Joel Kinuthia

Country Manager
Nairobi, N/A Kenya

Where is this project located?

Kenya   Sport
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