Sports

Sports has the power to transform lives, one youth at a time.

It draws the community together through play, while instilling values of discipline, teamwork and focus. Through sports, we are shifting vulnerable youth from being exploitable to being champions for change.

Football -
Nairobi City Stars

Nairobi City Stars is a Kawangware community-based men’s football club founded in 2003 as World Hope Football Club. The players are young men from marginalised and underprivileged backgrounds.

At the point of acquisition by JJF in April 2019, the club was facing relegation to the third tier of the Kenya Football League. By December of the same year, JJF had put in place a robust team to steer the management of the club. This led to the team regaining its promotion to the Kenya Premier League where it currently competes.

JJF supports the Nairobi City Stars and uses Football as a tool to drive change within communities.
“Since joining the Nairobi City Stars team, I can now sustain myself financially; I can pay for my needs, support my mother and brother, and educate my child. It is an amazing feeling and I thank you.”
Charles Otieno
Midfielder
Nairobi City Stars football club

Basketball -
Bakee Mtaani

Bakee Mtaani (“Basketball in the hood”) was designed to introduce basketball playing culture in the informal settlements within Nairobi. The Pilot full-size Basketball Court was launched in November 2020 at Gatina Primary School in Kawangware.

In 2021, we intend to construct a total of 12 basketball courts (half and full size) in different communities which will serve as safe spaces for driving social change.

The courts provide safe spaces for the youth to showcase their talents and to interact, keeping them preoccupied and hence reducing the chances of the youth engaging in social vices such as crime, prostitution and drug & substance abuse.
“I am grateful to have been introduced to basketball and look forward to expanding my skills in the game.”
Liz Ojiambo
Deputy Captain
Lady Titans team in Gatina, Kawangware

How can you
support us?

We exist to impact youth, women and people living with disabilities in the communities we work with in this manner, creating a ripple effect of the Jenga Jirani philosophy that we live by. With your support, we can continue realising this.
Make a donation towards this program today.

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