Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope


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Harambee Stars

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of HARAMBEE STARS Harambee stars was once a very strong team during 90's even though early this millennium and late 90's it started performing poorly. Its performance was very poor and in the process for trying to revive our national soccer team Harambee stars, very many coaches were given the task both from home and abroad but all was in vain. In around mid this decade of 2001 and 2010, Kimanzi was appointed coach of the team and for once their was hope of the team reviving because it started winning matches and even improved in FIFA rankings. Whoever, as it is usually in Africa, Africans believe in foreign coaches and so in an attempt to even keep the spirits of the team high, the prime minister Raila Amollo Odinga brought in a certain coach from Germany. Kenyans thought all will be well but things turned upside down when the team again started to perform very poorly up to when the team again started to perform very poorly up to today and all we blame is the prime minister for sacking Kimanzi and bringing the foreign coach. Read more.
Related to project keywords: winning, coaches, performing, national, nairobi

Lift Up Your Brother

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of lift up your brother The world and kenya in particular has succumb to the fact that many people live below one american dollar which translates to not over one hundred(100/) kenyan shilings.Trying to devide these into daily basic needs/wants becomes quite a huge problem to the parents or the guardian.Unemployment has lead to these sectors failingb to cop up hence the high rate of crime in the urban centres where most youth run insearch of winning their daily bread. Due to these fact people from my village especially those who provide philanthropically decided to donate and or bring together financial resources to boost their brothers who were lying low They further identified a number of youth whom they shared ideas and decided to start up a different business.They are economically well off today and live happily with food shelter and clothing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: winning, american, youth, kenyan, run

The People Who Make Our Communities Health Wise, Education Wise, Social And Economic Wise.

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES HEALTH WISE, EDUCATION WISE, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC WISE. Voluntary medical circumcision has played a big role in the Kibera community. This is the only organization that has convinced the male people to get circumcised.It is a hard task to convince especially the Luo youth to get circumcised because some of them believe that in the end of times,God will ask them where they took their parts of their body, which is the foreskin. Atleast it has helped men health wise.They tell us the advantage of performing it and they have performed it free of charge so that we can reduce the Hiv/Aids in our community. African health community program is the other organization that has helped our community so much.It has realized how much our youth learned yet do not have jobs.AHCP has been helping the learned youth who have a passion in starting the business by teaching the ways of handling a business. Afterward, they give you a certificate which can help you during your business time.Before graduation they introduce you to those who can help you with fund or even help you get your fund for starting your business. They also offer to help those who are talented in bead works by teaching them how to make the beads and later start their own business of making and selling beads. Read more.
Related to project keywords: performed, performing, youth, program, teaching

Knowledge Is The Best.

By a male, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEST. Our country kenya was a country of many opportunities.But if you had to get an opportunity,you had to be well educated.Our teacher,was a very bad teacher but in his version he said he was a noble and kind person.He said that his main purpose was to help us succeed in life,but many did not believe his words. He also added that he had experienced the outside world.Indeed he had,but many did not listen.He said that in order to succeed,you must have the skill of knowledge.I started paying ken attention to what he was teaching.When time grew older i was one of the top performing students in the country. When i went for a job application,i was employed in one of the biggest company in the country.Indeed,you may discriminate the knowledge of others,but you do not know what it means to you. Read more.
Related to project keywords: biggest, performing, time, teaching, opportunities
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Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Project Leader

Leann Bankoski

Program Coordinator
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Kenya   Sport
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