Many actions in the slum

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A good example of a social development through sports...

Football is a very nice way to improve the conditions of life of many people:

- The members of the club of course, but also their families who benefit from the income of the players. Such funds are used by families to settle the accommodation expenses and to assist the younger ones in their education.

- A group of 15 women retrieve their dignity and their independence through various income generating projects around a work shop and through actions for a better health and toward a sustainable development.

- More and more girls and people living with disabilities are gradually joining the club to promote the fight against discriminations.

- The supporters take also advantage from the dynamics generated around the club in a socially under favoured, difficult and low motivating environment.

- The community around is also proud that the image of Kibera has improved tremendously through the success of some associations like ours. Indeed, the place was known before for the insecurity, the violence and the criminals Now, the place is also recognized for its football team Black stars, a model to be followed by many young people living all around.

The clubhouse, the health centre and the training fields are located in a popular area Kibera one of the biggest slums in Africa.

In fact, football is a very nice way to improve the conditions of life of many people:

KBS inititiative = A good example of a social development through sports, using football as a wonderful jumping pad...

Ø Sport :

o Participation of the 7 teams in the official competitions, with better sport kits,

o Formation of the sport educators,

o Trainings adapted to the different categories of players,

o Organizing a real youth policy by giving the priority to the youngest players, even in the senior team,

o Renovation of the play grounds and the different facilities,

o Creation of a sport academy in the future,

Ø Social development:

o Locating the club and the social address in the heart of a popular area,

o Building of a multi purpose hall for the community,

o Individual accompaniment of the social evolution of identified beneficiaries,

o Distributing training and match allowances that can help the families at home,

o Preparation to a professional recondition,

o Creation of micro development projects for the families of the area,

o Organizing income generating activities to improve the living conditions of our members,

Ø Medical :

o Access to medical treatment,

o Personal medical accompaniment, gym sessions, nutritional classes

o Sensitization to issues around hygiene and health

Ø Education :

o Access to a proper education for the members of the club,

o Academic support, tutoring, various courses, different workshops

o Learning of a foreign language: French,

o Personal development, acquisition of professional skills

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