Children
 Kenya
Project #6848

HODI Peace Center for 1000 children in Marsabit

by Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI
Vetted
Nov 17, 2011

Stuttgart Peace Award for HODI

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan of the Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI) wins the 2011 Stuttgart Peace Award for her work in conflict resolution.


In conflict-torn Marsabit, North Kenya hundreds of lives have been claimed the past few years. Politicians in the distant capital of Nairobi take no notice of this conflict. This propelled Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan (33) to take matters into her own hands by founding an NGO called Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI). Since 2003, HODI works with youth and women as major stakeholders in ending the violence in Marsabit.

The Stuttgart Peace Award is being granted for one of HODI's programmes, which  uses sport to attain social cohesion. Football games bring together youth (both female and male) and encourages them to interact peacefully - also off the field. "Shoot to score, not to kill", thus HODI's motto in this programme, reflects its aim.

The award comes with a 5000 Euro prize and will be presented in Stuttgart on 17 November, 2011. This is the second award for HODI, having won the Hope through Education Award in February 2011.

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Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI

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

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