When Dr. Auma Obama established the Sauti Kuu Foundation, she had a vision: Young people should learn to take their lives into their own hands. This idea is taking concrete shape once more in Alego (Kenya): Since 2015, a Sport and Resource Centre for children and teens has been under construction in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). BMZ has secured more than half of the funding required for construction of the facility.
The Sauti Kuu Sport and Resource Centre will provide a meeting place for the youth of this rural region, and a place to provide a positive inspiration for the lives of these young people. The combination of sports and a wealth of educational vocational and educational offerings is designed to awaken their team spirit and foster the self-esteem to take their lives into their own hands.
Rural life in Africa is often marked by great poverty. Many young people yearn for a better life, move to the city – and wind up in one of the slums. The Sport and Resource Centre in Alego is an attempt to counteract this rural exodus by offering an alternative. It seeks to introduce young people to other opportunities to earn a living in their home region.
Young people visiting the Sport and Resource Centre have an opportunity to try out a variety of different sports and develop their talents. Workshops on personal development are planned as well. A library will provide access to books and other educational materials, as fostering a reading culture is an essential component of the concept. The young people will join work with partner businesses in vocational-training workshops that acquaint them with working life and its requirements, learning a trade and honing their social skills at the same time. The Centre will offer advice on health and socio-cultural issues as well.
With the aid of Sauti Kuu, children and young minors between the ages of 4 and 25 will become confident, financially independent and responsible members of their communities. The Centre will introduce them to the habits involved in taking on responsibility and exercising leadership. The aim is to promote a new form of rural life, in which education and training, self-reliance and a sustainable economic livelihood all go hand in hand.
To complete the construction of the Sports and Resource Centre, we need your support!
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IBAN: DE 91700202700015105865