GAME Kenya

GAME started a pilot project in Nakuru County, Kenya in 2022. 

Here, GAME has been working in close collaboration with the local MIDRIFT Human Rights Network on the project ‘Building Peace and Friendship through Street Sport.’ 

The mission is to implement GAME’s youth-led street sports program, The Playmaker Program, to bridge the gap between ethnic and political divides between youth groups in Nakuru County.

The program allows youth to use street sports, leadership, and entrepreneurship to make positive changes for themselves, the children and peers in their local area. The focus is to empower citizens, state, and non-State actors to inculcate a culture of human rights, good governance, peace, and security in Kenya.

Read more about how GAME work with youth leadership here: Youth Leadership.

Bridging ethnic and political divides between youth groups

Unfortunately, interethnic violence and political instability are common results of elections in Kenya. By implementing MIDRIFT’s strong leadership program with GAME’s playmaker program, both organizations are training leaders in the public and private sectors to collectively work for social change and fight urban violence, while also focusing on empowering (young) citizens to use sport and street culture as a tool for conflict mediation and social cohesion.

Other important and valued partners in GAME Kenya include Tribeless Youth, Shabab Ladies FC, Youth Bila Noma, Renegades Basketball and the Nakaru County Government and Police Force.

Read More about the project here.


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