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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.
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.