Improving lives of 1000 girls in Nairobi's slums

 
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Oct 15, 2012

Scoring On and Off The Field

INTRODUCTION

On 23rd September 2012, Vijana Amani Pamoja in partnership with GOAL KENYA hosted the 1st edition of reproductive health football tournament targeting young mothers from all the walks of  Korogocho. An exciting day of football, voluntary counseling, VCT  testing,cervicalscreening and immunization brought together a total of 16 young mothers teams that also included 2 young fathers in each team . The tournament was organized under the theme of “Afya Leo ni Uzima Kesho”health today is live tomorrow. The teams converged at Korogocho community grounds, in readiness to participate in this unique 7-a-side football tournament.

  KOROGOCHO SLUM

 Located in the Eastlands part of Nairobi Korogocho slum is the 3rd biggest slum in Nairobi with an average population of 150,000 slum dwellers. Majority of the people are depending on periodical manual jobs with a few being employed in informal sectors.Subsiquently,the slum is also on record with the highest numbers of a myriad of social and economical challenges ranging from :HIV/AIDS, TB, crime, lack of employment early pregnancies, rape, drug abuse etc.Despite the social and economic problems that engulf Korogocho, the area is a platinum standard as a football power house, having produced the finest youth football players who have represented Kenya in various international and national  youth football tournaments. The hosting of reproductive health football tournament in Korogocho  developed a great relationship with the community as far as preventing and solving out some of the social challenges and left a significant mark on how sports can be used as a catalyst for social change.

 AN EXTRA BOOST OFF THE FIELD

 What made this tournament special? The focus was not on which team won or lost  but more on the participation of teams in  the Skillz Kenya HIV/AIDS activities, VCT counseling and testing, cervical screening, family planning, and immunization services that were provided to the team members by Ministry of Health and sanitation.. A total of 472 young mothers and youth were reached out and tested on HIV,cervical screening, family planning and other services.Additionally.The community members around Korogocho also took the opportunity of the off field services and they too received similar services

 FIELD CLASSROOM

During intervals and half time participants were taken through Skillz Kenya HIV/AIDS awareness activities by VAP's Skillz coaches and were given basic questionnaires regarding HIV/AIDS to gauge their knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS.

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Nancy Waweru

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Nairobi, Kenya

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