"Promoting Community Development Through Sports"
Society Empowerment Project - Kenya
Innovative Sports Consultancy works closely with Society Empowerment Project (SEP) Kenya and has done so now for a number of years. Using football to attract young people, Society Empowerment Project (SEP) provides life skills, sports leadership and management training.
They also work closely with AIDS awareness and treatment groups and local schools to provide young people with training to reduce the level of infection.
SEP strives to improve the livelihood of its participants through agricultural training: in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, it provides assistance to families in small-scale agricultural production.
SEP is addressing these critical issues through two unique approaches:
Youth Development Football
Youth Self-help Agriculture
Through leveraging football to mobilise, engage and teach life skills to raise awareness and develop community leaders. In addition SEP's self help agricultural program supports food security and financially empowers youth to create sustainable income stream to fund their education.
Impact and Accomplishments
350+ youth are attending primary and secondary that otherwise could not afford an education.
Basic food security ensured for 350+ families.
350+ youth have been trained in key agricultural-related areas.
Over 50,000 ksh has been generated by youth for the support of their education.
9 HIV/AIDs-related orphans’ school fees have been 100% subsidised by SEP.
100 youth have been trained in football coaching, refereeing, and first aid. 20 are now volunteering as coaches and referees at local schools.
1250 youth between the ages of 10 and 20 participate in ongoing football practice and matches.
75% of all participants are girls and young women who would otherwise not have a social or athletic outlet outside of their traditional roles.
Over the last few years SEP as an organisation has been nominated for the a number of awards including the Global Barcelona Sports Award (GBS) for the best practices through football in 2012. Where they went onto win the GBS bronze trophy, plus being nominated for the Sports for Peace Award given by the Principality of Monaco for the best use of football for peace building and peace keeping.
As a community based organisation SEP continues to make great strides in empowering youth and promoting community development in the rural town of Oyugis and the surrounding Homa Bay County.
Our areas of delivery
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