AYiERA iNiTiATiVE in Mombasa

Ayiera initiative kids in Mombasa for an Exchange program

On 6th to 10th December 2018, Ayiera Initiative organisation took 30 of its participants to Mombasa for a series of football matches/tournament and educational trip.

The Exchange Program is under one of the empowerment programs conducted by Ayiera Initiative.During the Exchange program, Ayiera Initiative participants were engaged in competitive football matches/tournament against various teams based in Mombasa.

A chance to enjoy and learn

Ayiera Initiative participants (in blue) taking part in a soccer competition in Mombasa
Soccer tournament during the Exchange program

Besides competing in football, the children also visited Borstal Instituiton – Shimo La Tewa which is one of the two correctional facilities for children in Kenya. This trip was aimed at enlightening children from Korogocho to see first-hand the living conditions in a correctional facility and learn on the crimes that could lead one to be placed in a correctional facility, Ayiera Initiative did this in a bid to help shape these participants and children in general to become responsible people in the community and those who are actively involved in the growth of society they come from as result contributing positively on the development of the country.

It was all fun and excitement at the beach

Kids playing football at the beach of Mombasa
Fun times at the beach

The children also enjoyed themselves by visiting various monumental sites including, Jomo Kenyatta Public beach, Likoni Ferry, Uhuru garden and the famous Mombasa tusks.

The trip brought excitement, fun and enjoyment to the kids.

Excited children from Korogocho having fun at the beach in Mombasa
All smiles and excitement for the children
Ayiera Initiative participants enjoy playing Slum Footie in Mombasa
Taking Slum Footie to the beach
Ayiera Initiative participants having fun at the Indian Ocean in Mombasa
The goalkeeper too was not left behind

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the kids because they have never been in Mombasa and some of them have never even stepped out of Korogocho slum.

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