Soccer is very popular among youth in Kibera. Our largest and most well-known program in Kibera, the soccer academy makes it possible to reach vulnerable children and youth in ways that might not have otherwise been possible. We use soccer as a vehicle to promote life skills and the importance of education. Coaches act as mentors and learn each child’s personality and background, enabling Uweza to connect them to other resources.
120 children and young adults participate in our award-winning, age-specific teams for both boys/men and girls/women.
Several former soccer players are now in college/university and current careers/ occupations of former soccer players include artist, comedian, teacher, referee, coach, rugby player, electrician, professional soccer player and business owner.