Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope

Jan 24, 2013

Jump Rope Performance at Primary School Graduation

The jump rope team is comprised of young boys and girls, ages 10-15 years. The members are both Kiberan residents as well as youth coming from various villages and primary schools in the area. The team trains on a weekly basis after school hours from 4pm to 6pm at the Kibera Primary School as well as on weekends. There are a total of 80 members who are in jump rope training sessions and they are accompanied by five active trainers.

The jump rope team is very busy, with activities ranging from weekly trainings, to outreaches, performances at weddings, birthdays, graduations, and launches at cooperates and company invites.

One of the main events that the jump rope team encountered recently was performances at informal primary schools. These performances were put on during the graduation season to entertain the children. In addition, the performances have proved a great way to advertise the program and recruit potential members from various villages and schools.

The other area which jump rope is attempting to focus more on is on how the sports program can sustain itself to fulfill its basics needs. We are trying to tailor our typical, routine activities to attract larger and more diverse audiences, as well as promoting ourselves to get booked at more events. The goal is to be able to sustain the costs of scholarships for the youth participants, jump rope gear and materials, and transportation to and from performances.


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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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