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Background Information

Angaza is a youth based and youth led organization that uses sports to improve the lives of less privileged children and youth from the non-formal settlement in Thika, Kiandutu slums. This target population accounts for more than 70% of the total estimated population who are underprivileged in terms of the basic human needs and rights including access to education, with 90% of them living below the poverty line. Angaza is a Swahili word meaning light and aims to live by its name and become a beacon of light in the field of sport and development.

ANGAZA SPORTS AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE is a community and youth driven Non-Governmental organisation (NGO) based in Thika town, in Nairobi metropolitan. Founded and started its operations in 2008 and registered as an NGO in 2009, Angaza uses sport as a way of bringing youth and children together to participate in organised sports activities while delivering opportunities, skills and knowledge in Education (scholarships awards, mentorship and inspiration), Community outreach (community football leagues, crime, drug and substance abuse, environment, HIV/AIDS, child safeguarding, conflict resolution, life skills etc), Digital learning Centre (animation, photography, filming, community e-library, computer training, soft skills, micro-enterprise and exchange programs), girls empowerment (girls forums, Go sisters event, life skills), Football academy and Social enterprise where we make customized beads. All these aims at achieving a positive and healthy life for the youth and children. Angaza upholds the power of sport as an all-terrain vehicle for addressing the above interventions and has already impacted more than 2500 youth between 8– 23 years.