In Kenya: The Ayiera Initiative (AI) in the Korogocho slum of Nairobi
Promoting education and health are the most important goals of the Ayiera Initiative‘s (AI) “Sport for Social Development” programme. Since 2013, we have been financially supporting the Initiative in its efforts to enable as many children and young people as possible to attend school and their further education. All of AI’s activities aim to strengthen individuals and the community in such a way that their living situation improves. That is why we also support AI’s cultural and sporting activities. The Ayiera Initiative, founded in 2006, rightly calls itself “Slum Changer” in its logo.
In Namibia: The Basketbal Artists School Foundation (BAS) in the Katutura townshiv in Windhoek
The Basketball Artists School Foundation is a Namibian foundation that operates in the Katutura township of Windhoek. In addition to regular school attendance, the centre offers remedial classes and pre-vocational programmes in the afternoons. The aim is to promote the development of “life skills” of children and young people. The courses are complemented by high-quality basketball training, which makes BAS particularly attractive. The BAS motto: “Education first – Basketball second”.
In Nepal: Youth Programme (NYP) in Kuleshwor Katmandu
Football training for children and young people accompanies the Nepal Youth Programme (NYP) with measures to strengthen personality development – also in the school sector. NYP was founded in March 2015 in Kathmandu by former national player Rhajiv Nepali and by Holger Obermann, former German goalkeeper and coach of various national football teams in Asia. Rajiv Nepali is still head of NYP and in his main job project coordinator of Shanti Griha, the Nepalese partner of CARE Germany. Thanks to Holger Obermann, from the very beginning NYP has placed emphasis on teaching social skills such as discipline, responsibility, fair play and teamwork, in addition to football training. Because of NYP‘s exemplary concept “Sport for Social Development and Peace”, we have been supporting NYP since March 2021.
In Rwanda: Wheelchair Basketball for disabled youngsters in Gatarga und Huye organized by National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda
The National Rwanda Paralympic Committee not only promotes competitive sports for people with disabilities and the preparation of athletes for Paralympic Games, but also “grassroots programmes”. Within the framework of the partnership with our association, wheelchair basketball for people with disabilities is supported in two special schools (VP Gatagara Nyanza and Huye). This pilot project has been supported by us since April 2021 and is intended to serve the inclusion of disabled people in other places after successful implementation.