Smiling face in Korogocho © Tom Rübenach

AYiERA iNiTiATiVE | The Mission


  • to empower the slum dwellers/children, disadvantaged people of Korogocho slum to become socially and economically engaged in the community.
  • to facilitate economic self-reliance for Korogocho slum dwellers and deter them from anti-social activities by providing them with life changing opportunities and initiatives that promotes their development and that of their slum community at large.

We are using sport (Slum Footie) to uplift the lives of slum children, youths and other slum dwellers and be source of hope.




  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Hard work
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism
  • Passion


  • to positively transform poor communities (slums) by using sports as a tool for positive social change and development.
  • empowering destitute children through sports, Art and Academic participation.

For organisation and our mission or our achievement,
please refer to the respective links.


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AYiERA iNiTiATiVE is a Community Based Organisation (CBO). It was established with the main aim of positively transforming poor communities (Korogocho slum and its environs) and to improve the lives of the less privileged children and youths of Korogocho slum by using sports specifically slum footie – a small football game initiated by Ayiera Initiative, as a tool to achieve the above mentioned aims; sport in this case being used as catalyst for positive social change and development. The organization also empowers disadvantaged children of Korogocho slum and its environs by engaging them in academic, sports and art programs and activities.

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