Making footballs that can save lives in Africa

 
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 5 donations
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 4 donations
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $4,619 from an original funding goal of $500,000!
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    New Alive & Kicking Global Giving Page
    By - Joel Kinuthia - Alive & Kicking Kenya
    Dear Readers, As we strive to creating more opportunities for young people in Africa, we would like to redirect your kind support to our new Global Giving page; http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/donate-balls-to-children-in-africa/ This will allow you to read more on our projects not just in Kenya but in Zambia and...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Really enjoyed your newsletter; I was particularly impressed with your efforts to develop a football for the visually impaired; my very best wishes for the continued success of your very worthwhile project! Miriam S
      • 4 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 58 donations
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    End of year updates
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    Holiday greetings from the Alive & Kicking Kenya team! Here we are again. An amazing year comes to an end and the New Year is knocking. Kindly find attached our last newsletter of the year and receive our heartfelt gratitude for your support throughout 2009. We wish you a flourishing and successful 2010 – the year...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E I enjoyed reading the "Alive & Kicking" newsletter; this is such a valuable project for the children involved!
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    “Almost like an early Christmas” – the beneficiary’s story
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    When Alive & Kicking Kenya sent out footballs donated on GlobalGiving to the Gideon Soldiers Orphanage in Nyanza Province, the last thing we expected is that they would share the joy of having a proper ball to play with, with a fellow home. Newton Atela, Director of the Gideon Soldiers Orphanage wrote the following upon...
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Meeting Joel and chatting with a group that benefitted from the gift of soccer balls
    By - Leah Ambwaya - Evaluator for GlobalGiving
    Meeting Joel and talking to him gives you so much Joy. As I walked into the godown where Alive & Kicking offices are along Mombasa, I was met with a strong smell of chemicals. But behind this, there is serious business going on in at this place, lives are changing through this small industry. I am met by a tall...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update on this very worthwhile project. It makes the work so personal and conveys so clearly how beneficial this outreach is to the youth touched by the project. Best wishes for the future success of your program!
      • 4 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    September '09 Newsletter
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    Greetings from Alive & Kicking Kenya! The past few months have been busy and exciting for us here at AKK, and we’ve tried our best to bring you up to speed on all the happenings in the attached newsletter. We cannot thank you enough for your continuous support, and as always, we welcome your comments,...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E I really enjoyed reading your September newsletter, documenting the progress of your important project to provide enjoyment along with HIV/AIDS awareness to youth. I was very impressed with the variety of outreach efforts that you are conducting. Best wishes for your future success! You are making a difference in the... Read more »
      • 4 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    87 balls later...
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    Over the last two weekends of July, we took the Penalty Kick Challenge out to Kayole and the Mukuru slum, where we gave out another 47 balls donated by you to soccer-loving children from under privileged families. Combined with coaching drills that offered the children the opportunity to improve their soccer skills as well...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for another informative update onyour football project. You are doing wonderful work and providing children with fun in their lives, as well as educating them about HIV awareness--what a great project!
      • 5 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    HIV Awareness on the Football Pitch
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    The Penalty Kick Challenge Hits Kibera With a population estimated at 1 million, Kibera is Kenya’s largest slum. Although famous for all the wrong reasons; pollution, poor sanitation, ethnic conflicts, insecurity, and poverty, the love of the beautiful game is not lacking in this area. Since launching the penalty kick...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Great update! Please keep up your important work! What a wonderful project!
      • 5 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    A Postcard from Making footballs that can save lives in Africa
    By - Michael Acton and Christine Illanes - Visitors
    Michael Acton and Christine Illanes are students who traveled throughout Africa and visited a number of GlobalGiving projects. On March 19th they visited "Making footballs that can save lives in Africa ." When asked what they would tell their friends about this project, Mike said: “Great: They are making a difference,"...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update about this very worthwhile project. Best wishes for future prosperity!
      • 5 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Mid-year Reflections and Beyond
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    The month of June was full of activity for us here at Alive and Kicking Kenya. Apart from distributing over 150 balls to children’s homes and organizations such as Heshima Kenya, and Carolina for Kibera, we have availed balls to various charitable sports initiatives around the country, including the Kenya Homeless World...
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    • Donna
      Donna I really appreciate the update, but also the perspective vis-a-vis the world cup and who will "benefit" from it being in Africa. Thought provoking. thanks
      • 5 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Restoring Lost Childhood through Sport
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    Re: Appreciation for the volley balls donation Heshima Kenya wishes to thank you for your support in providing us with four volley balls for use in the recently established sports component of our Children’s Empowerment Program. With many thanks and warmest regards, Talyn Good, Co-Executive Director Thanks to...
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Asante Sana!
    By - Isabel - Awareness Coordinator
    Make no mistake we at Alive & Kicking are very thankful to all of you; our supporters, for believing in our initiative. Below are two of many messages of thanks that we have received for the balls we have been able to distribute through your generous donations this past quarter. ……………………. I’m...
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    • Donna
      Donna I love this update - perfect combination of context, data, pictures, and notes from the real beneficiaries. :)
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update on this worthwhile project. The photos are lovely, as are the thank you notes. These updates really personalize the projects for me. Best wishes for the continued success of your football project in the future!
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    • Margaret Coughlin
      Margaret Coughlin The pictures were great and so good to know that the children are pleased to have balls to keep. Please send more stories about the children who are using the balls!
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    • Jonathan Porreca
      Jonathan Porreca It's great to see the children enjoying the wonderful sport of football, every kid deserves a chance to PLAY!!!!
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 115 donations
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Score4Africa Awards
    By - Martin Barnard - Managing Director
    I'm happy to announce that Alive & Kicking hve been awarded one of the inaugural SCORE4Africa football awards, presented by AFFORD - the African Foundation for Development, in recognition of the good work being done by Footballers or Footballing Organisations in Africa. Our work was recognised as the most enterprising...
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    • Donna
      Donna congrats
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    • jschull
      jschull Thanks for the update from the field, and congratulations on winning the award. Keep us posted on your progress!
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    October Newsletter
    By - Martin Barnard - Managing Director
    Read about some very special achievements; a change in leadership; our partnership with Nakumatt - Kenya's leading supermarket chain; our latest HIV Awareness Roadshow; our involvement in Environmental Awareness and Peace & Reconciliation initiatives, and so much more.
    • 5 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E I gave a donation in honor of my nephew's 22nd birthday (he loved playing soccer), and I was pleased to read about the valuable work being done with the soccer balls to provide enjoyment as well as HIV education. This is such a worthwhile project! I really enjoy the updates for the projects I support, as it makes... Read more »
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    July Newsletter
    By - Martin Barnard - Director
    Alive & Kicking profiled in Beijing UEFA's support continues Paralympic Marathon Champion Henry Wanyoike's Hope for the Future Run HIV/Awareness Posters Launch Sport for Social Change Network EA Workshop & Per Omdal Visit of West Ham Goalkeeper - Robert Green School Sports New Supporters News...
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    • Donna
      Donna love your program
      • 6 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    News Briefs
    By - Martin Barnard - Director
    If you saw the recent photos of Prince Harry playing football in Lesotho, he was using a ball made by Alive & Kicking! West Ham & England Goalkeeper Robert Green came out to Nairobi in June to raise funds for AMREF. Alive & Kicking made 50 balls for the visit. An interesting account of his experiences can be read on...
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    April Newsletter
    By - Martin Barnard - Director
    Open the April Newsletter to find out more about the situation we find ourselves in after the post election violence. Other topics include our start up in South Africa; our HIV Awareness Posters being printed and distributed to all 4,000 government schools in Kenya; our starting a supporters club on Facebook.
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 103 donations
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Changemakers
    By - Martin Barnard - Director
    I'd love you to open the attached file and read Ashoka Changemakers' announcement that the project you've been supporting was selected from 382 entrants in 69 countries by an eminent panel of judges as one of the finalists in their SPORT FOR A BETTER WORLD competition. We didn't get the on-line votes to make the top three -...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Donna
      Donna congrats!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Post Election Violence
    By - Martin Barnard - Managing Director
    The violence that has erupted in Kenya following the disputed Presidential Election has resulted in tragic loss of life and a massive problem of internal displacement. More than 250,000 innocent Kenyans have had to flee their homes - simply because of their tribal origins. All the Alive & Kicking balls that you are...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Donna
      Donna Martin, thank you SO much for providing this update. With the unrest you are experiencing, it is good to know both how the funds are being used and also that the soccer balls are making a truly tragic situation even a little bit better for the kids.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Posters Launch on World AIDS Day
    By - Sophie Powell - Ms
    The Kenya Goverment's National AIDS Control Council (NACC) inivted AKK to launch its HIV/AIDS awareness posters featuring Kenya's top sports personalities at their key event on World AIDS Day.
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    December Newsletter
    By - Martin Barnard - Managing Director
    Progress Update Kenya Government want Alive & Kicking's sports based HIV/AIDS awareness posters displayed in every secondary school in Kenya. Two rally crews entering the East African Safari Classic raise over US$ 60,000 for Alive & Kicking. Posters launched at the National AIDS Control Council's observation of...
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    • Donna
      Donna Love to hear of all the success. I remember watching kip keino in the Olympics as a kid, so it's great to see his involvement!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    Recent Ball Donations & Completion of Poster Designs
    By - Martin Barnard - Project Manager
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    AUGUST NEWSLETTER
    By - Carol Ngori - Marketing Coordinator
    Alive & Kicking donate 1,000 balls to the Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association. Alive & Kicking conduct a 5 week long HIV/AIDS awareness Roadshow using music, drama and sport in Suba District, Lake Victoria. Alive & Kicking Zambia launched. Safaricom Foundation appoint Alive & Kicking Kenya as implementation...
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa posted a progress report
    April Newsletter
    By - Carol Ngori - Awareness Coordinator
    Featuring The Henry Wanyoike Foundation & Balls for the visually impaired; The Sport for Social Change Network; KASS FM's Chairman's Cup; The Mater Heart Run; New Supporters; The Alive & Kicking Ladies
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has received 23 donations
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  • Making footballs that can save lives in Africa has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Funded

Thanks to 233 donors like you, a total of $14,964 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

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