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Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya

by Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI
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Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Shoot to Score for 500 Children in Northern Kenya
Dec 3, 2018

Hope with a ball in village

Asugo with his only tool football
Asugo with his only tool football

Some moments change ones life for good and in the case of Asugo football has completely transformed his life. He started playing from a very young age and is now a HODI champion for peace. he lost his father as child and was raised by a single mother. Life was not easy for him including access to education and sports and play was a luxary beyond his dreams. His inspiration has made many young boys and girls pursue their education and have fun while plating football. He comes from the pastoralist nomadic community in a little known village and his hope was one day to just play in the village league. But as fate will have it he had a chance to play at the highest level in the history....the world cup in russia. The year was 2018 June as he left the village he was blessed by the elders and 6 months later he came back to transform his little village now with 10 teams and everyday kids playing football. 

Your support has enabled the provision of balls to start off the training in the village in the past 3 months. As he recently visited the town center all he had was gratitude from him, his mother and the entire community. You invested in one young player who has had a ripple effect of reaching 100 children just by himself. Imagine if Asugo was given all the support he needed to take the game to the next level? The rough pitch in the village has become his arena where he performs and gets the kids to learn about shoot to score not to kill. Through football bringing the young people together and even talking about the conflict issues while learning team play, tolerance and acceptance of diversity.

Our hope is to have the Shoot to Score Academy operational by the year 2020 this will only be achieved only with your support. It has been a long journey but you have walked with us through the toughest path and now its time to make what was once a dream the reality. The sun is almost setting in this little unknown village and we have to catch up with Asugo on how many kids he trained today! Tomorrow is another new day and as the sun rises so does the hope of transforming the communities through football. 

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Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI

Location: Marsabit, Upper Eastern - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Fatuma Adan
Marsabit, Marsabit Kenya
$12,326 raised of $25,000 goal
 
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