The Kibera Girls Soccer Academy provides a free holistic secondary education to 130 girls annually in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya.
Our students have dreamed of a dormitory for years. In 2015, 26 individuals climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money to construct a dormitory to provide safe housing for girls. There were many challenges along the way, but in February of 2020 we finally broke ground on the three-story building. Shortly afterwards, construction halted due to the pandemic, but resumed in December. Thanks to a generous grant from the Girls' Opportunity Alliance at the Obama Foundation, we will welcome 40 girls in mid-July 2021 and hope to expand to the full capacity of 80 girls as funding allows.
The dormitory will provide three meals a day and a safe and stable environment for our most vulnerable girls improving their well-being and academic performance. The building will have a school cafeteria and library on the bottom floor with dormitories and study spaces on the top two floors. The rooftop will be a functional recreational area to play soccer, volleyball or basketball.
We're halfway to our goal! We still need to raise $15,000 by the end of June to furnish and equip the dormitory in time for the girls to move in for the new school year:
- $1,000 for new kitchen utensils
- $4,000 for dining tables and chairs
- $10,000 for beds, mattresses, linens and pajamas for 40 girls ($250 per girl)
Check out the architectural drawings here!