In Kenya, girls are less likely to participate in sports since sports are largely dominated by men. According to Global Human Development report (2013), the main causes are poverty, heavy domestic demands, safety concerns, lack of accessible transportation, inadequate sports and recreational facilities, few opportunities for physical education and skills development frequently limit girls’ participation in sports.
In this context, Centre for Transforming Mission (CTM), in partnership with Global Youth Initiative (GYI), uses sports as a viable vehicle and crucial tool for girls/women empowerment to address gender equity in a broader scale.
CTM collaborates with public and private schools to use their available spaces for infrastructure development as part of the deployment of this initiative in the slums of Kibera.
- Enhance individual and team sport (basketball) skills including academic knowledge development
- Educate people, especially youth, about the benefits of sport
- Increase access to educational opportunities through basketball through youth scholarships for high schools and universities
- Increase development opportunities in slums through sport
- Develop basketball sports facilities in public and private schools in Kibera
- Development of an adapted training programme in collaboration with Kibera Basketball Association (trained and qualified basketball coaches)
- Mentorship sessions for small group within the program aims at building the self-esteem, self-image and the self-concept of young girls in the slums
- Fostering opportunities for leadership through one on one and group focused mentorship programme
- Strengthening the physical and mental well-being of girls on participating teams
- Implementation of an individual mentorship program focused on women’s leadership
- Raising awareness of girls’ social inclusion and integration and challenging gender norms
- The program has run for 3 consecutive years
- HOH is operating in four schools within Kibera (Olympic Academy, Raila Education Centre, Soweto Academy and Kibera secondary school)
- 40% are youth and young children of the Kibera slum
The total budget for the project is estimated to c.€46,674 (mainly development costs of the programme, administrative costs, personnel costs, equipment etc), of which €27,407 is financed by the association.
The remaining amount to be financed is €20,239.