Wayo Wayo Kibra Sports for Peace and Development Project March 2018
Wayo Wayo Kibra Sports Peace and Development Project is an organization started in 2016 by project manager Abdul Hussein, in the Kibera slums in Kenya. Abdul grew up in the Kibera slums and he wanted to give back to society in some way. The Kibera slums is the biggest slum area in Nairobi, with over 1 000 000 living there. Most of the people living in Kibera are in extreme poverty, earning less than USD 1.90 per day. Many people living in Kibera are without running water, electricity, and toilets. The project aims to educate youth by using sports as a vehicle to address social issues affecting youth.
It was great to return to this project and help support them further during September 2018. We received donations of footballs from the IF Weimer football team in Lyrestad, Sweden, and uniforms and socks from Katarina Magnusson in Sweden. We brought these for the children and distributed all items to them. We got to watch them practice in their new uniforms and use the new balls. We spoke to them on how they felt about the program, and they said it helps keep them out of bad influences like drugs, gives them good physical activity and makes them feel part of a group or family. They were very thankful for the items we distributed! It was great to meet some of the girl football players and hear from them how this project has positively influenced their lives.
We had the great pleasure of donating 50 000:- Kenyan shillings to the Wayo Wayo Kibra Sports for Peace and Development project during March 2018. It is the largest donation they have ever received. Abdul expressed that this donation will play a major role in transforming the lives of youth/beneficiaries of Wayo Wayo Kibra. Wayo Wayo Kibra Sports for Peace and Developent project’s goal is to teach youth about sports while at the same time teaching them about life skills, substance abuse, financial education, gender equality and environmental issues. Their goal is to empower, educate and give hope to youth living in the Kibera slum.The project has three different boys football teams for different age groups and two girl football teams. The football teams play in friendly matches and tournaments. They also have a jump rope team for boys and girls and an environmental program where they have clean up exercises and tree planting activities. With the donation they received from us they have used the money in multiple ways
– Field payment – 5 000
– Soccer balls – 20 000
– Jump ropes – 9 000
– Volunteers surplus – 8 000
They still have a surplus of 8 000:- Kenyan shillings to use from our donation.
It is such a great feeling to be able to help and contribute to this wonderful organization that gives back to so many children that are in such need in this slum area. We are truly impressed by the dedication and heart of Abdul to help these youths. Abdul has many ideas, dreams and hopes of future activities that he would like to make available to the youth such as a floorball team, sexual health training and basic computer training courses to name a few. To fulfill these dreams, he needs the necessary funds. If anyone would like to donate to this wonderful cause, please contact us and we will forward any contact details to Abdul!