Project Elimu and Skateistan Foundation from Germany are thrilled to announce their partnership in 2021 to offer skateboarding activities to children in Kibera, Kenya. This partnership is set to bring a new wave of opportunities for children in the community and enhance the local education system.
Kibera is one of the largest slums in Africa, with over 200,000 residents. The community is characterized by poverty, high crime rates, and limited access to education, among other social problems. Project Elimu, a local non-profit organization, has been working tirelessly to provide education and empower children in Kibera since its establishment in 2016. The organization's goal is to support children and youth in the community by providing quality education and opportunities for self-improvement.
Skateistan Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides access to education and recreational activities through skateboarding for children living in marginalized communities worldwide. The foundation has implemented successful programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa, among other countries, using skateboarding as a tool for social change.
This partnership will bring Skateistan's innovative programs to Kibera, Kenya. The program will provide children with a safe and welcoming space to learn skateboarding while developing essential life skills such as confidence, resilience, and teamwork. The program will also include educational support, mentoring, and life-skills classes.
The partnership aims to create a positive impact on the lives of children and youth in Kibera, providing them with new opportunities for personal and academic growth. The skateboarding program will complement Project Elimu's existing programs and further enhance the quality of education in the community. By using skateboarding as a tool for social change, children in Kibera will develop a sense of belonging and empowerment, leading to better academic performance and more significant life opportunities.
The partnership between Project Elimu and Skateistan Foundation is an excellent example of how non-profit organizations can collaborate to create a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth in marginalized communities worldwide. Through this partnership, we hope to inspire other organizations to join forces and work towards a common goal of creating a better world for all.
In conclusion, the partnership between Project Elimu and Skateistan Foundation is a significant milestone towards creating a better future for children in Kibera, Kenya. We are excited to see the positive impact this program will have on the community and look forward to expanding the program to other parts of Africa. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these children and create a brighter future for generations to come.