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Home > Event > Football for Social Transformation among Rural Youth In Kenya ( #Oneballonechildchallenge )
20 October, 2019
9.00 am
Lisana School, Nyakach Sub County, Join us

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Our project goal is to have well adjusted and behaved children in Nyakach Constituency.
Due to poverty and lack of opportunities, children in these rural communities tend to have no choice for their future, they don’t go to school but work as child laborers on farms to help their parents search for food and meet other household needs. They have no support for education because of the various circumstances.
In these conditions, with few opportunities for education or employment, no identity or purpose that they care to defend, vulnerable children remain at high risk of recruitment by extremist groups, turning to drugs or crime, and communities run the risk of future sectarian violence and recrimination and resulting to depression which mostly may led to suicidal or negative behavior change. – https://africacheck.org/2019/03/29/analysis-poor-data-on-suicide-leaves-kenya-groping-in-the-dark-for-answers/

In response to this, the Youth Initiative Development Programme after school programme aims to collaborate with schools and parents to focus on mental health of each child in multi-ethnic soccer trainings that promote healthy behavior among the young people in the rural community (both in schools and at home). This project will treat each day as the most critical time of a child’s growth. The program will be offered free to participants, with an aim to establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through trained coach-mentors and family engagement.

During the training we shall teach young people about behavior, character, teamwork, self-esteem and new skills at school and help develop their self-confidence to successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges in the future. We believe they will make a different world tomorrow.
During the training YIDP, trained government health experts and teachers shall facilitate children about good behavior formation, character, teamwork, self-esteem & new skills at school and help develop their self-confidence to successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges in the future. We believe they will make a different world tomorrow. : – https://africacheck.org/2019/03/29/analysis-poor-data-on-suicide-leaves-kenya-groping-in-the-dark-for-answers/
Depression is a serious mental health that affects both men and women, girls and boys in various way. Depression drains energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. Recovering from depression requires action, but taking action when you’re depressed is hard. In fact, just thinking about the things you should do to feel better, like going for a walk or spending time with friends, can be exhausting.
We have chosen to use sports (football) which will involve both girls and boys, this would help girls realize that what men can do, they can also do better. In the field they would learn to see things differently on a positive way.
During counselling sessions, both girls and boys would regain confidence and open up to share challenges they go through. Like they always say, problem shared is half solved.
Our project selects young people from different religious background without discrimination.
The intervention of counselling in the rural community would help parents and teachers to have some ideas to deal with mental cases. Children will be guided and staff sensitised on do no harm.
Women and men are positive and ready to support their children both girls and boys to be enrolled in our program. Many girls and boys, men and women in the urban areas are not much affected as compared to the rural community where there are no activities of this kind to support children and train parents on the proper parenting. The intervention will adhere to the international humanitarian standards and will cause no more harm to the beneficiaries. Staff will be sensitised on Do no Harm
Phase One Target Groups:
5-13 Years (Primary Schools)
Phase Tow Target Groups:
14-18 years (Primary and Secondary schools)
Phase Three Target Groups
18-35 years (Secondary, Colleges and Universities)