Nairobi, Kenya

The second part of this project took Project Africa to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This is where Green Kenya, an organisation run by David Mulo is based. David set this organisation up so that he can help the children of the community learn through football. David teaches gender equality, HIV awareness, COVID awareness and much more, to all different communities in his area.

Project Africa arrived in Nairobi on the 27th January 2022 and got straight to work. They met with the administration of the school the day they got there and set about a plan to get the pitch finished within 2 weeks. The land was already starting to grow very nice green grass, this being the result of David and his team levelling the pitch out with brand new black soil a month prior to PA arriving. The main issues were in the form of how to sustain the land and make it viable to play on all year round. The school was playing hard ball when it came to electric and water supplies which makes keeping the land healthy and green will be a massive issue in the dry seasons. We resolved this issue by agreeing to have our own tank on site by the pitch, thus not using valuable water for the school, and agreeing after a month to see how much more electricity was used and pay the extra.

Once all admin was sorted both Project Africa and Green Kenya set out to finish the pitch off with handmade dugouts and goals from local wielders. There was not as much manual labour to be done on this pitch, so time was better spent helping David and the coaching team with their multiple projects all over the community. This went from St Judes Catholic school to Mukuru Kwa Slum. The variation of communities that Green Kenya reaches amazed Project Africa and made them very satisfied that partnering with Green Kenya was a brilliant move.

As you can see from the photos, they ended this part of the project with a huge tournament, giving the children the chance to test the pitch for themselves. The team are so proud of what they achieved in such a small amount of time here in Kenya and look forward to having a long and fruitful relationship with David and his team at Green Kenya.