Sports for peace, prosperity and environment.
Sports can be used to reach a lot of people within the community within a very short period of time and the the right message.
Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)
The project idea is getting the people in the community coming together to participate in organised games. The games should be organised titled the message that needs to be communicated eh a tournament named football for peace.During the tournament all leaders should speak the message to the participants. The participants should be instructed to preach the same to their parents, friends and school mates.If you have four teams participating in a tournament, your already have 44 players and 4 coaches.so your message already got their audience. Then assuming each player has a family with 2 members the number doubles. If the circle continues by the end of the day you will be reaching a lot of people from the primary 48 primary audience.
The project works to get the required information to the community and the players involved. Like when we train the kids,we tell them the importance of education, the effects of drugs and the importance of peace within our community.
Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)
Our beneficiaries are kids from less fortunate families aged between 8-17 years. They will benefit from this sports project by getting trained basic soccer skills which they may turn to be future careers. By giving them a place to play, we occupy the free time they may have hence less chances of going to the streets where they can be involved in drugs, crime and early irresponsible sex which may lead to early unwanted pregnancies and stds. This leads to the other beneficiaries being the whole community because if the kids don't engage in these social ills then we have a healthy and stable community.
Our teams during friendly games.
How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)
My idea is unique because it's already tried and we have seen results. Like after the post election violence which rocked Kenya in2007 we used football tournaments to preach peace and living in harmony among our youths and the whole community. Also I have seen it help kids returning to school and finishing their education. Also for prosperity I can say we always guide our players to work hard through school and on the pitch.So maybe we walk an extra mile into players life.Which may make us different from others. I also believe we can do great because already we are doing great even without any support from anybody. So this is a normal idea but with a different mind.
Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)
Full Scale Roll Out: I have already tested and scaled this idea significantly with the intended user base.
Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)
We are known as Nakuru youth sports association founded in 2011.Our aim is to change lives using sports as a tool. We are registered with the sports and youth ministry under the county government of Nakuru. We have u10yrs, u 13yrs, u15yrs 16-17 yr and 17-18yr boys teams and a girls team. We train Mon to Fri after school and over the weekend we play friendly games with teams from around Nakuru town and our 17-18yr play in the Kenya lowest division league.
Organization Filing Status
In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.
What made me start this project is because I was saved by a person through the same way.(football).Most of my peers are either dead,in prison,alcoholic or drug addicts.Those who are dead died in crime acts.so I decided to create a project which could change lives using sports as a tool.
Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).
In Nakuru, peace is influenced by political tensions since we are cosmopolitan city. This also affect prosperity because any time there is elections, people closes their business and move to their rural areas in fear of being attacked by the majority ethnic groups. This hinders prosperity as there is no business goes on when people closes their business for their own safety.
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)
The parents and the kids always work alongside us.We also work together with volunteers, coaches who helps us in training of the kids.The county government of Nakuru always gives us the playing ground on a much cheaper way hence helping us to get access to a good training field.
Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)
We are located in the centre of Nakuru town and the grounds where we train have around 20 schools within 1 mile square hence the number of kids involved can be higher than what we have now if only we can have enough training facilities to offer to our players. Especially if we can be able to provide each kid with a soccer training shoe,this could attract a big number of kids joining our project.
We are located in Nakuru,Kenya .we are targeting Kenyan kids and youth. 8-18 years.
How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)
Because we are already started we can implement the project idea within 24 months
Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)