Project #9027

Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope

by Carolina for Kibera, Inc.
Jun 26, 2012

Jumping into Local Fame

Carolina for Kibera’s jump rope team, the ‘Paka Skippers’, recently gave a dramatic and eye-catching performance at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, courtesy of Kiwi Shoe Polish and Resolution Health. The little known sport, jump rope, typically evokes laughter from those who are unfamiliar with it, but after the recent performance of the Paka Skippers, there was no laughter to be heard, the crowd just stared in amazement. Through jump rope, the Paka Skippers’ reputation is growing locally and there is growing interest in having the team perform at functions. All of the skippers are from the Kibera slum and through the support of Carolina for Kibera are able to practice their routines and further develop the sport locally.  


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Organization Information

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Leann Bankoski
Program Coordinator
Chapel Hill, NC United States