Under 18 Participants representing Ayiera Initiative in the Digital East Africa Cup 2020

We were there for the Digital East Africa Cup 2020!

In the wake of covid 19 the annual EAC usually held in Moshi Tanzania, could not take place physically as had been the norm. 

AYiERA iNiTiATiVE joined organisations and individuals from across the world in taking part in a first of it’s kind, digital East Africa Cup, that was held online via Zoom platform.

We were privileged to represent Korogocho slum and Nairobi, through learning, engaging in interactive sessions and sharing our experiences, with a lot of focus being on the challenges and opportunities Covid 19 has presented to individuals and organisations.

Participants following the online sessions via Zoom at Ayiera initiative Centre
Online session via Zoom

Notably, our participants also took part in the youth challenge and emerged top, tying in position one with two other organisations. Plus, we had in place commendable technology, that enabled us follow the digital East Africa Cup and interact seamlessly. We further made sure that all attendees were safe by taking into account Corona Virus prevention measures.

The three day forum was represented by individuals and organisations across the world, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Namibia, Somalia, Norway, India and United Kingdom. 

  • Ayiera Initiative staff engaging in a discussion at the EAC Digital forum
  • Ayiera Initiative staff and trainers having a light moment during digital East Africa Cup
  • How we followed the EAC online forum
  • Ayiera Initiative staff and trainers following Live EAC digital session on Zoom
  • Our young participants taking part in the digital EAC online challenge
  • We made sure necessary precautions were taken during all the sessions

We appreciate Stiftung Zukunft für Kinder in slums for enabling our participation in the Digital EAC 2020!

You can also quickly watch a short documentary of the event here.

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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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