KIF Kenya: Visting Kenya’s one of the largest slum
With new KIF Kenya board members in Nairobi, KIF Global Chair Shin Koyamada visited Ayiera Community Centre in Korogocho, one of the largest slum neighbourhoods of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to 150,000 to 200,000 people pressed into 1.5 square kilometres, northeast of the city centre, Korogocho was founded as a shanty town on the then outskirts of the city.
The Ayiera Initiative was founded 2007 in Korogocho slum, Nairobi, Kenya. The founder himself, Hamilton Ayiera Nyanga, was born and raised in the slum. Their goal is to improve the lives of children and young people. With their team they try hard to help and support the children of Korogocho. With sports, they are trying to get those back on track who have lost connection to families and friends. We are trying to convince those who are insecure to join their mixed football teams and fight – peacefully.
KIF Kenya is a Nairobi-based national chapter organization affiliated with KIF Global. As part of the KIF's ending extreme poverty agenda, KIF Kenya is considering supporting the work of the Ayiera Initiative.