This project promotes ethno-religious and gender cooperation, and leadership, through sports to 5000 youth in one of the world's most densely populated urban settlements: Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya).
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
More than 700,000 people live in the Kibera slum (Nairobi, Kenya), an area the size of New York City's Central Park. Over half of Kibera residents are youth under the age of 15. Because Kibera has a violent history of ethnic and religiously-based violence, CFK uses sports as a tool for fighting this violence with 5000 Kibera youth. In exchange for playing in multiethnic soccer tournaments, boys and girls participate in community clean-ups, HIV/AIDS awareness events, and leadership trainings
How will this project solve this problem?
If we provide soccer equipment, uniforms, and skills-training opportunities for 5000 Kibera youth, we will reduce ethnic, religious and gender violence, by keeping kids off the street and teaching them to work together.
Potential Long Term Impact
The CFK Youth Sports Program will engage more than 5000 young people in Kibera, allowing them to learn to cooperate with people of different ethnicities, religions, and gender from an early age, thus reducing slum violence.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.