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KIMTA girls empowerment club doing good serving  130 teenage girls.Recently we launched boys club to empower boy child as we prepare the teenagers for education and sports programme


 KIMTA girls empowerment club doing good serving  130 teenage girls.Recently we launched boys club to empower boy child as we prepare the teenagers for education and sports programme

KIMTA Calender

Here you see the basic yearly structure for KIMTA. We are currently working with indiGO volunteers based in the UK to bring volunteering opportunities for all age groups across our three main pillars of business; sports, education and the enviroment. These will be inline with our newly formed strategic plan and will form the core of our development. We are very excited abou this partnership and ask you to please check back in after Christmas to see our full timetables.  

 

Here is an idea of what a year in the life of the KIMTA looks like. 

 

 

Jan, Feb, Mar

April Vacation

May, Jun, Jul

August Vacation

Sept, Oct, Nov

December Vacation

Tuition – after school
EDUCATION
Tuition – after school lesson
Days:- Mon – Fri
Time: 3pm – 8.30pm

SPORTS / COUNSELING P.A EDUCATORS

Soccer: Weekends
Days:- Sat & Sun
Time: 2pm – 6pm

ACTIVITIES
Art, class, poetry, film, ICT and bible classes
Days: Sat & Sun
Time: Morning or afternoon

EDUCATION

Computers

Tuition optional

SPORTS

Football tournament for youth team in Kibera

2,500 children involved every vacation

ACTIVITIES

Educational trips
Retreats
Children camps
Staff / teachers trainings

EDUCATION
Tuition – after school lessons
Days: Mon – Fri
Time: 3pm – 8.30pm

SPORTS
Soccer – Weekends
Days: Sat & Sun
Time: 2pm – 6pm

ACTIVITIES
Art class, poetry class, film class, ICT and bible classes.

Days: Sat & Sun

Time: Morning or afternoon
EDUCATION
Tuition – optional
Computer classes

SPORTS
Football tournament for youth teams in Kibera targeting 2,500 kids

ACTIVITIES

Educational trips
Retreats
Children camps
Staff / teachers training
EDUCATION
Tuition – after school lessons.

Days: Mon – Fri
Time: 3pm – 8.30pm

SPORTS
Soccer – Weekends

Days: Sat & Sun

Time: 2pm – 6pm

ACTIVITIES
Art class, poetry, film, ICT and bible classes
SPORTS

 
 

CHIRSTMAS PARTY

 

TRIPS / RETREATS

 

PEER EDUC

 

About us

Welcome to Kibera Mpira Mtanni (KIMTA). We are a community based in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kibera slums house over 1 million people, mainly young families that have come to Nairobi in search of a better life and and work in the city. Many have come from more rural areas where their families have lived for many years. Unfortunately work and facilities are scarce here and most families are reduced to living in corregated iron and mut huts, with very little money and access to, what many consider basic facilities such as food, toilets, healthcare and education. 

Their offices have been tunred into a libary and resource centre forthe children and they hold daily activities and events to try and raise the profile of their organisation whilst bringing an enducation to the children.

 

Football is one of the main tools they use for this. Football is very popular in Kibera with many children supporting British teams. KIMTA have used football as a tool to reach out to the youth of Kibera and educate them on a variety of subjects including HIV/AIDS, the importance of education, reproductive health and alternatives to crime. Working alongside organizations such as “Alive and Kicking” and “CARE Kenya”, Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KIMTA) uses football tournaments as a way of providing information to the children of Kibera.

 

For many of these children there are no parents to check up on them or their parents are too busy trying to find work to worry about their childs performance at school or in his friendship group. KIMTA has dedicated coaches that step into this role and coach the children into young men and women. They teach at the schools, they coach sports workshop and they provide ways to the children actively participating in activities without cost. There are also rules that every team must sign up to before taking part in a tournament. These encourage children not to smoke or drink alcohol, to attend school and to behave in a respectable manner.

 

This is incredibly important and the guys and girls do a fantastic job at providing role models for these impressionable children. Please look to our website and see the owrk that we are doing and if you can please support us so we can contiue to deliver education and life coaching to this commuity.  

 

 


Sports in Kibera

Sports is the main pillar of the KIMTA organisation. Football is the main game that frequents the outside spaces of Kibera. Most of the kids suppport British teams like Manchester United and Arsenal and KIMTA use football as a vechicle for teaching children valuable life skills and regulating their behaviours. 

 

Vision Africa Football Tournaments

 KIMTA through the financial help of Vision Africa have managed to organize football tournaments during school holidays: April, August and December. The tournaments attract 136 teams from 16 villages of Kibera. This is a total of 2500 children and youths. The tournament is categorized into 5 categories U 10 boys and girls U 12 boys and girls U 14 U16 and ladies. During the tournaments we also engage the teams in creating awareness of HIV, Drugs and Alternatives To Crime. We believe in empowering the children and youth of kibera to a better life. 

 

Arsenal Come To Kibera!
In 2011 Kibera had  visit from some Arsenal FC community coaches. They conducted soccer clinics with our children supported by "Alive and Kicking - Keyna" The children really loved their time with the coaches and learnt valuable lessons in football and other sports. 

 

Tennis Is Alive In Kibera!

Following the visit of a british tennis coach, Kibera recently introduced tennis workshops to the portfolio of sporting opportunities. There are weekly session held through specialised tennis coaches and tournaments are held every three months. Equipment is available to rent throughout the year and a space has been paid for through donations for practising.


Kibera Rugby

Still an emerging sport in Keyna following the recent success of the national team, rugby has finally come to Kibera. Equipment has been donated by our kind friends in England and now there are weekly touch rugby workshops on the playing fields. At this stage these workshops focus on handlinng skills and drills, basic understanding of the game and fun filled games giving the children the enthusiasm, motivation and fitness that they need to improve their home and school life. 

 

The Rotary Education Centre

 

The Rotary Education Centre was born of a dream to build a solid structure for the Kibera community to learn and share ideas and a generous donation of £500 (56,839 Kenyan Shillings) from the Blandford Stour Rotary Club.

 

 

After much discussion about how best to use the funds, we decided to buy a small plot of land in Kibera which could be built upon. Land is hard to find in the slum, but we managed to find a good area, which is close to the current classroom/library set-up. We then started our plans to build an Education Centre that would become a place where the children can always go to, a facility that Mpira Mtaani will own and be responsible for. We worked hard to raise funds to pay for materials, labour and tools in order to start building on the land.

 

 

 

The project has been a huge success; the total amount of money we raised is 5,000 GBP 645,315. KES. As well as our schools, many friends, family, parents and colleagues from England and Kenya have also generously donated money and resources. We have been overwhelmed by how much support and enthusiasm we have had from people we know and even people we do not know.

 

 

The building was finally finished in August 2010 and since then, hundreds of very happy children have been using the facility for extra tuition, playing games, watching educational DVDs and simply a place to see their friends and feel safe. Vincent said that many children feel like it is ‘their second home’. The building is light and well-designed and consequently, it has proved to be a wonderful space for the children to use. The floor has been tiled and electricity has been put in. However, there are many occasions when they cannot rely on electricity and have to use kerosene lamps, 17 of which were donated by children at The Banda School.

 

 


On Sunday 3rd October we had our ‘Official Opening’. A group of parents, guests and visitors watched many of the children perform a variety of songs, poems and dances to celebrate the opening of the Centre. The volunteer teachers made a speech and we were all very moved by how grateful and positive the children were. It was very uplifting and extremely rewarding.

 

Many of the children who come to the Centre are from very underprivileged backgrounds or single parent families where education is not a priority, compared to having enough food and water. Mpira Mtaani (KIMTA) provides free tuition and a place where the children can study in the evenings. We recently have installed a television and play all the Priemership football matches, giving children a real sense of family and fun, removed from conditions t home. Mpira Mtaani (KIMTA) has made a difference to their lives and we will strive to continue to benefit many more children in the future.


We hope that this will be an on-going project as there are still many things we would like to be able to provide. For example, an outside seating area with shade netting for the community to use, guttering and a tank to provide the children with drinking water, more shelves and desks for the children to work at. Donations towards this education centre are enabled through our 'Support Kimta' page on the website.

 

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