The project will build Shoot to Score Academy in Marsabit, Kenya providing a safe space for 1,500 children to play and experience their childhood. They will learn life skills on tolerance; fair play, peaceful acts on and off the field imparted through Shoot to Score not to Kill Intervention. It will also help girls and women break the silence on FGM, Child Marriage & beading through football while providing safe space with a leadership awards support for education of the survivors.
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 and inter-tribal conflict. In December 2013, tensions broke out into open violence. At least 23 people were reported to have been killed, 100 homes destroyed, & 8,521 households displaced with women & children as most affected. At 76% Illiteracy rates are high among girls/women who are also affected by FGM, Child Marriages & Beading.
Shoot to Score Academy will provide access to a safe space for 1,500 children affected by tribal conflict to play football and learn life skills. The shoot to score not to kill to inculcate a culture of tolerance and peaceful acts on and off the field. It will award peace points for children who are tolerant; non-violent and having a training on conflict resolution for parents of the affected children. It will help break the silence on GBV with a safe space & education for boys/girls survivors.
The project will engage 600 boys affected by tribal conflict and learn to tolerance, non-violence and be peace ambassadors. It will reduce the number of children and youths engaged in tribal conflict and help enhance peaceful coexistence through football. It will break the silence on GBV for 900 girls through football and provision of a safe space. It will provide education support to children affected by conflict and girls affected by fgm, child marriages & beading.