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WORKS WITH ONE ACADEMY FIVE DAYS A WEEK INVOLVING 135 KIDS IN FOUR AGE GROUPS
HOSTED TWO FREE MEDICAL CAMPS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
SERVED OVER 540 BOYS AND 475 GIRLS SINCE OCTOBER 2016
This is our second year working in Nairobi, a program facilitated by TAG International Development in partnership with World Friends organization and Slums Dunk. The program targets specific needs of the community and addresses them through the sport of basketball. Along with teaching important life skills that basketball naturally encompasses, TAG has ensured that the education of our participants is front and center. They work hand-in-hand with the parents and teachers of our participants to make sure the kids are seeing success both on and off of the court.
TAG also hosts numerous medical clinics for the community so that any pressing medical needs can be addressed by professionals. TAG also focuses on health education by promoting safe sex and HIV/AIDS prevention.
To learn more about TAG and our efforts in Kenya please visit their website.
(MANYATTA, KAJULU, KABETE, RAMOGI/PONDU)
WORKS WITH 8 SCHOOLS WITHIN THE FOUR VILLAGES
PROVIDES SNACKS FOR YOUTH WHO OFTEN ARE ONLY PROVIDED WITH ONE MEAL A DAY
SERVED OVER 2,424 BOYS AND 1,654 GIRLS SINCE OCTOBER 2016
2016 was our first year working in the Kisumu community. The program runs in four separate villages and have garnered a wide level of support from the community with some even hosting basketball events for free. In Kajulu, the activities are hosted at the Blue Cross Kenya, a street children rescue center. Blue Cross Kenya has a basketball court has a basketball court as part of their facilities and welcomes kids from both Hoops For Kids and the community as a whole to play there.
Since many kids from the community play along side our participants, we have been able to expand our reach to a large number of boys and girls who wouldn't otherwise have known about Hoops For Kids.
TAG has reached seven schools with 108 sessions and an average of 40 kids during each clinic. Next year, we will be expanding to an additional 3 schools, bringing the total to 10 schools in Kisumu.
To continue learning about the Kisumu program or how you can get involved, please visit TAG's website.
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