Children
 Kenya
Project #6848

HODI Peace Center for 1000 children in Marsabit

by Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI
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Summary

This project will build the HODI Peace Center in Marsabit County in Northern Kenya, providing over 1000 children armed with guns and hatred for other tribes as a neutral safe space where Football replaces the gun, battle field is replaced by Peace Field, while the Peace Ambassadors replace fierce warriors.
$6,438
total raised
84
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

There are currently more than 3000 families diplaced by the ongoing clashes with the recent deaths increasing. The youths are used and misused to keep the clashes from never coming to the envisaged end. The project will benefit over 1000 children armed with guns and hatred for other tribes as a neutral safe space where Football replaces the gun, battle field is replaced by Peace Field, while the Peace Ambassadors replace fierce warriors. Also a safe space for young girls rescued from marriages.

Solution

HODI Provides training in football skills helping warriors learn how to shoot to score goals instead of killing. The project will help provide safe space for training young peace ambassadors for peaceful coexistence and safe space for rescued girls.

Long-Term Impact

The Project will transform through football for peace 800 young warriours to peace ambassadors helping the communities in the marsabit coexist peacefully. While 200 champion girls will be rescued from forced marriages and provided with education and life skills training.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hodiafrica.org/​
Geneva Peace Talk - UN featuring Fatuma of HODI
Shoot to score not to kill
brave queen of the desert stories of hope
Football for Peace

Organization Information

Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI

Location: Marsabit, Upper Eastern - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.hodiafrica.org/​
Project Leader:
Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan
Marsabit, Marsabit Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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