Safe Spaces for 650 Girls in the Slums of Kenya

 
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Safe Spaces for 650 Girls in the Slums of Kenya

Safe Spaces for 650 Girls in the Slums of Kenya
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Captain Honored by Care International in USA

Captain Honored by Care International in USA
In 2010, Peninah Musiymi, the Founder of Safe Spaces and also the captain of the senior team was awarded the "I am Powerful" Award from Care International in Washington DC. (view small | med | large | orig)

Learning New Skills

Learning New Skills
Girls learn new skills, both physical and mental, which will help them in the future. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dance Inspires Girls

Dance Inspires Girls
The girls are amazing dancers, ranging from traditional African to modern, and they use these new skills to inspire others through their dance, music, arts and poetry. (view small | med | large | orig)

MVP is also a Mechanic

MVP is also a Mechanic
Florence Mbithe, the team MVP, is also one of a handful of female mechanics in Kenya. (view small | med | large | orig)

US Doctor Donates Medical Supplies

US Doctor Donates Medical Supplies
FICCS (USA) Founder, Dr. Parag V. Patel, visited Safe Spaces and donated hygiene supplies, with much needed sanitary pads, medical supplies and cleaning supplies. The girls were extremely excited because they never have items such as deodorant. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls Gain Confidence in Themselves

Girls Gain Confidence in Themselves
Basketball enables the girls to participate in a male dominated sport, especially in Africa, this in turn gives them confidence to do the same things men are able to do. (view small | med | large | orig)

2011 NBA Champions

2011 NBA Champions
Safe Spaces senior team won the NBA (Nairobi Basketball Association) Championship in November. They proudly display their championship trophy. (view small | med | large | orig)

First Aid Support from US Volunteer

First Aid Support from US Volunteer
Kate Lefeveur, from Chicago, IL (USA), tends to a team member during the 2011 playoffs. Kate, a University trainer who is certified in CPR and First Aid, was the Safe Spaces team trainer. (view small | med | large | orig)

New Court Donated by Care International (USA)

New Court Donated by Care International (USA)
There are limited courts in the slums and the girls have to walk long distances, thus the court donated by Care International truely provides Safe Spaces. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Project Leader

PENINAH MUSYIMI

Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

Where is this project located?

Map of Safe Spaces for 650 Girls in the Slums of Kenya