Co-operation between AYiERA iNiTiATiVE and GSA enables education of vulnerable children in Korogocho slum

At AYiERA iNiTiATiVE we believe that education is by far the best empowerment in fighting poverty and ignorance.

In an endeavor to promote education among the most vulnerable children and adolescents of Korogocho slum, Gymnasium Siegburg Allestrasse (GSA) has immensely come through to support our idea of ensuring children stay in school.

Partnership for education

In the partnership which began way back in 2016, GSA has supported vulnerable high school students from AYiERA iNiTiATiVE. This cooperation, facilitated by Stiftung Zukunft für Kinder in Slums has enabled slum children benefit from scholarship programs, thereby keeping them in school throughout the year.

Some of Ayiera Initiative participants who have benefitted from the cooperation between AI and GSA to promote education of underprivileged and vulnerable slum children
Some of the beneficiaries of GSA scholarship program ©AyieraInitiative

Just recently, AI Org director, Mr. Hamilton Ayiera visited GSA, in a bid to strengthen the bond between GSA and AI. The focus was on discussions with teachers and pupils of the GSA  about the situation in Kenya and especially in the Korogocho slum and to present the work of AYiERA iNiTiATiVE.

AI Org. Director in an open discussion with students at GSA during a visit to the school
AI Org. Director in an open discussion with students at GSA ©TomRübenach

The students wanted to learn a lot about life in the slum, the importance and practice of school education as a prerequisite to escape poverty, to what extent AYiERA iNiTiATiVE uses football to motivate children and young people for school education and vocational training. The students were thrilled that the girls at AI are fully integrated into the sports activities of AYiERA iNiTiATiVE. 

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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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