This project aims to improve the quality of life of 800 children with disabilities living in the slums of Nairobi by improving their physical activity level and by promoting an inclusive society.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Nairobi (Kenya), Mathare Valley is the oldest and worst slum in Africa. In these areas, the rights of people with disabilities are not respected. Daily, they face discrimination and lack of access to services and facilities. Many children with disabilities are treated as outcast, kept hidden in the houses. The project aims to use sport as a tool to improve the quality of people with disabilities.
How will this project solve this problem?
“Weekly Recreation Days” will be organized where a number of adapted sports will be proposed to the children with disabilities. Besides, monthly information meetings will be held within the communities to raise awareness on disability issues.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project aims to improve the quality of life of 800 children with disabilities, to build capacity and raise awareness on disability issues among 40 volunteers and 1500 community members (on a yearly-basis).
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.