The Kibera Girls Soccer Academy is a free school for girls in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
It has been a dream of the students at the school to build a dormitory for many years. Many of the student struggle with difficult home lives which may include overcrowding, insecurity, hunger, neglect, abuse, and toxic stress from growing up in poverty. Additionally, the burden for the house work often falls on the girls. This involves cooking from a charcoal stove, hand-washing laundry, fetching water, and caring for younger children, which leaves little time for studying out of school.
In 2015, 26 individuals climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money to construct a dormitory and community center at KGSA. The dormitory will provide safe housing for up to 80 students. The community center will be a positive, uplifting space for school events and community gatherings in Kibera.
There were many challenges along the way, but in February 2020, we finally broke ground. The dormitory and community center is expected to be completed in fall 2020. We believe that the dormitory will improve KGSA's students wellbeing and academic performance.
We are trying to raise $30,000 to finish and furnish the building. This includes:
KGSA's Dormitory and Community Center Architectural Plans
Check out the architectural drawings here!