Our partner seeks to change lives and livelihoods of pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya!
They have different programs and initiatives :
Breaking The Silence
Also known as Breaking The Silence Using Football, this program has been implemented since the beginning of 2013. With the support of Women Win, the NGO have been able to to reach 13 schools in Marsabit Central. They are helping adolescent girls break the silence on issues that affect them through a network of peers who share information on life skills and create a safe space for girls to learn from each other.
Girls who would ordinarily not be involved in sport activities now find a safe space to play football and learn from their network of peers.
This program’s objective is to enhance community resilience through capacity building, enhanced preparedness and also reducing their vulnerability to disasters in Marsabit.
This is being achieved through increased community capacity to access resources and utilising them through community saving schemes, alternative livelihood methods through tailoring course, improved community cohesion and peaceful coexistence through football, and enhanced access to information and knowledge through the documentation and setting up of a resource centre.
Shoot To Score
The name says it all. The NGO teach young children to learn to shoot with footballs and not with guns.
Since 2008 and supported by various partners, the flagship program has helped prevent young children from being sucked into ethnic rivalry and conflict and provided safe spaces for learning a culture of non violence through football.
We are looking for football coaches for now. People who are highly skilled at football coaching and managing football for development projects. We work in schools and with young children and as a result are looking for people with high morals who understand and appreciate the importance of protecting children who are participating in our programs.
We want someone who can participate for a minimum of 6 months to 12 months. It can be more if we both believe it is in the interests of both sides.
The volunteer takes care of their flight and travel costs to and from Marsabit, and we take care of a portion of their accommodation and food costs while they are here.