Preventing ethnic conflict and promoting participatory development through youth-led service and athletic opportunities and access to a primary care clinic, library, and AIDS peer education.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa, has a history of ethnic tension. Over 600,000 people do not receive basic services such as water, healthcare, education, or sewage disposal. Over 80% of all youth are unemployed, nearly 20% are HIV positive, and the slum has been the source of two violent clashes between ethnic groups over the past ten years. CFK established three core projects to help address these needs in Kibera: a youth sports association, Rye Clinic, and Binti Pamoja Center.
How will this project solve this problem?
To expand the services of the medical clinic to each of Kibera's eleven villages, and to purchase land for permanent establishment of the Rye Medical Clinic and CFK offices to ensure sustainability.
Potential Long Term Impact
Outcomes include using sports as a method of promoting community development, AIDS awareness, and ethno-religious cooperation and creating a safe space for youth to develop leadership skills.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,050
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,050 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $11,000.