Project #6848

Build a Peace Field for 600 Children in Kenya

by Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI


This project will build a Peace Field in Marsabit, Kenya providing a safe space for 600 children to play and experience their childhood. They will learn life skills on tolerance; fair play, peaceful acts on and off the field imparted through Shoot to Score not to Kill Intervention. It will provide a chance to experience a different ethnic group 1st hand thereby embedding a culture of non-violence for children traumatised by tribal conflict.
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Marsabit is one of the poorest counties in Kenya, with a poverty rate of 92% - way above the national average of 46%; The communities are also affected by drought and inter-tribal conflict. In December 2013, tensions broke out into open violence. Political incitement was behind the outbreak of violence, which lasted until February 2014. At least 23 people were reported to have been killed, 100 homes destroyed, & 8,521 households displaced with women & children as most affected.


The Peace Field will provide access to a safe space for 600 children affected by tribal conflict to play football and learn life skills. The shoot to score not to kill to inculcate a culture of tolerance and peaceful acts on and off the field. It will award peace points for children who are tolerant; non-violent and having a training on conflict resolution for parents of the affected children.

Long-Term Impact

The project will engage 600 children affected by tribal conflict and learn to tolerance, non-violence and be peace ambassadors. It will reduce the number of children and youths engaged in tribal conflict and help enhance peaceful coexistence through football.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Replacing bullet with football
Shoot to Score not to Kill

Organization Information

Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI

Location: Marsabit, Upper Eastern - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan
Marsabit, Marsabit Kenya
$7,105 raised of $17,000 goal
106 donations
$9,895 to go
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