Sport
 Kenya
Project #1772

Social Change through Sport for 5000 Kibera Youth

by Carolina for Kibera, Inc.
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Summary

This project promotes ethno-religious and gender cooperation, and leadership, through sports to 5000 youth in one of the world's most densely populated urban settlements: Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya).
$571
total raised
19
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

More than 700,000 people live in the Kibera slum (Nairobi, Kenya), an area the size of New York City's Central Park. Over half of Kibera residents are youth under the age of 15. Because Kibera has a violent history of ethnic and religiously-based violence, CFK uses sports as a tool for fighting this violence with 5000 Kibera youth. In exchange for playing in multiethnic soccer tournaments, boys and girls participate in community clean-ups, HIV/AIDS awareness events, and leadership trainings

Solution

If we provide soccer equipment, uniforms, and skills-training opportunities for 5000 Kibera youth, we will reduce ethnic, religious and gender violence, by keeping kids off the street and teaching them to work together.

Long-Term Impact

The CFK Youth Sports Program will engage more than 5000 young people in Kibera, allowing them to learn to cooperate with people of different ethnicities, religions, and gender from an early age, thus reducing slum violence.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​cfk.unc.edu
Friends of Carolina for Kibera Facebook Group
Friends of Carolina for Kibera Facebook Cause
Carolina for Kibera MySpace Page

Organization Information

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​cfk.unc.edu
Project Leader:
Leann Bankoski
Executive Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

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