Formally incorporated in October 2016 ,We are a grassroots Community Based Organisation using football to promote participatory development among children and youth in Nairobi.
Inuka Direct is a community based organization that promotes participatory development among children and youth of Nairobi County in Republic of Kenya. Formally registered in October 2016, the organization adopts football based methods as a bait of engagement. Inuka Direct envisions being a valuable effort that provides inspiring and long lasting development experience modeled around football; hence its existence is inspired by a common mission of implementing sports for development programs that will encourage the spirit of community partnerships and sustainable development in the areas of financial literacy, peace building and football development.
In the financial literacy program dubbed Soma Hela, Inuka Direct appreciates the currency of football as an important tool in introducing children and youth to participatory development so that they make wise financial decisions. We are awaiting approval on our football themed toolkit which will inspire participants to take charge of their financial lives hence become self reliance. Soma Hela will therefore address three global goals; 1(no poverty), 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 12 (responsible consumption & production)
At Inuka Direct , we recognize that peace in itself cannot achieved in isolation and that there are unique social , political ,economic ,environmental and legal forces which influence cohesion and integration of human kind , hence Passes of peace program seeks to develop young people as peace warriors by equipping them with conflict resolution skills at a young age. Passes of peace program address global goal number 16, which calls for Peace and justice.
Football development at the community based level is considered an important conveyor belt of elite echelons of the most loved sport. The Footworks program believes that in order for talent to thrive, there is a need of incorporating support and off-the-pitch elements which backs up technical and tactical skills. Through Footworks program, Inuka Direct promotes application of modern football management practices at the grassroots level and have been able to deliver sessions on thematic areas of sports nutrition, sports psychology, anti doping and sports law for grassroots teams.
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Making football a clean sport
On 17th of June, Inuka Direct yet again teamed up with Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to deliver a Value Based Education event. This time young players from Dagoretti and Eastlands were the beneficiaries of the education that was aimed to teach not only about doping but inculcating positive life values vital to enable them fight one of the most disturbing vices affecting different sporting disciplines. The participants were able to articulate the short fun games that taught them values such as teamwork, honesty, accountability, sharing among other morals.
To conclude the occasion, Inuka Direct demonstrated a football drill that taught the participants on the dangers of doping. Dagoretti Former Players Welfare Organization hosted the event at the BP grounds, Nairobi.
This link contains the photobook capturing moments of the event
The photo-book shows our journey up to date.