Coaches across Continents to work with Carolina for Kibera

February 3rd, 2010.

We are delighted to announce a 3rd partnership in Kenya with Carolina for Kibera.  It is a unique opportunity for Coaches across Continents to work with an established organization that works on many levels of social development.

Run by Kenyans and advised by American and Kenyan volunteers, CFK’s primary mission is to promote youth leadership and ethnic and gender cooperation in Kibera through sports, young women’s empowerment, and community development.

The CFK Sports Program uses soccer as a tool to engage the youth of Kibera to reduce ethnic tension and violence, promote peace, and teach conflict management, community service, and health lifestyle choices.

CFK works with approximately 3300 boys and 420 girls – for a total of 255 teams.  Each team has a coach, although some coach more than one team.

The CFK Sports Program is designed to promote ethnic cooperation, conflict resolution, and community service. Additionally, we have widened our programming to include trainings off the field on topic such as – HIV/AIDS awareness, drug abuse, poverty, financial literacy, reproductive health, and boy/girl relationships.

“CFK is a an organization that has established itself in one of the most challenging areas in Nairobi.  We are looking forward to learning and sharing with the teachers and volunteers of Kibera and to helping them build their sport for social development program”  Sara Noonan, Business Advisory Board.

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