Safe Spaces for 650 Girls in the Slums of Kenya

 
$3,115
$21,885
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Remaining

Boosting Self-Esteem

Boosting Self-Esteem
The arts enables the girls to be free and just be girls. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls Play Hard Despite the Obstacles

Girls Play Hard Despite the Obstacles
Girls are not given the same chance as boys and they are often burdened with domestic work, chores and even bringing in money for the family which leaves little time for school and even less for sports. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls Can Do What Boys Can Do

Girls Can Do What Boys Can Do
The girls are all motivated by the fact that they are participating in a male dominated sport and are able to excel at what they do. (view small | med | large | orig)

Captain Helps Team Win 3 Months After Giving Birth

Captain Helps Team Win 3 Months After Giving Birth
The grit and determination of Safe Spaces girls is amazing. They swept Africa Nazerene University and Jumo Kenyatta University in the playoffs, and the Captain (pictured), played like a champion only 3 months after giving birth. (view small | med | large | orig)

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game
They walk miles with no lunch or , use barrowed shoes, play on dirt courts, they lack basic basketball supplies yet they do this simply "For the love of the game" (view small | med | large | orig)

Height is Not the Only Issue the Girls Deal With

Height is Not the Only Issue the Girls Deal With
The Safe Spaces girls live in the slums which lack water, sanitation and food becomes very scarce as the average family is very large in the slums. This young women even brings her newborn to practice and games. It truely is the love of the game. (view small | med | large | orig)

Feeding the Children is a Major Problem

Feeding the Children is a Major Problem
Rising food costs force girls to leave school just to look for food for their families. It can easily turn into a life of adverse bahaviors ranging from prostitution to drug abuse. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sports for Social Change

Sports for Social Change
Thanks to Dr. Auma Obama and Care International, Safe Spaces has been able to cater to over 650 girls in 2011. (view small | med | large | orig)

Beth at auto workshop

Beth at auto workshop
Photo from Progress Report 'More to Life Than I could Imargine!' (view small | med | large | orig)

sharing and counselling forum for young mothers

sharing and counselling forum for young mothers
Photo from Progress Report 'More to Life Than I could Imargine!' (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