Project #6848

HODI Peace Center for 1000 children in Marsabit

by Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI


This project will build the HODI Peace Center in Marsabit County in Northern Kenya. It will provide a safe space for 600 boys affected by tribal conflict and 400 girls affected by harmful cultural practices. It will provide a safe field for playing football and a retreat center for local peace builders from Marsabit and the region. It will also house HODI Resource Center for sharing good practices on Building Resilient Communities affected by marginalisation; drought; tribal conflict and drugs.
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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; diseases, drugs 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.


HODI provides access to quality education and sustainable livelihood. It will provide access to a safe space for the children to play football and learn life skills. 600 boys will be engaged through the shoot to score not to kill which uses to inculcate a culture of tolerance and peaceful acts on and off the field. 400 girls through breaking the silence on fgm; early marriage and beading. This will use peer education to engage the girls to have a voice and a choice in life & be future leaders.

Long-Term Impact

The project will engage 1000 children to rise out of conflict and harmful cultural practices through football and life skills training.

Additional Documentation

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


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
2016 Year End Campaign
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$6,473 raised of $98,164 goal
95 donations
$91,691 to go
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