Helping people to help themselves
Sauti Kuu helps children and young people learn how to take their lives into their own hands and despite the many challenges they face succeed in life. They learn that they have a right to a better life and so must do more than just wish for that better life. They must claim that better life through active participation in positive behavior and social change. Only then can they ensure that they do not become victims of their social circumstances.
We work together with the children and youth to create structures that enable them to explore and develop their potential, physically, socially and financially. SKF provides the mental and physical space to help the young people discover their potential. We are however aware that this can only be sustained if the young people and their families are committed and actively participate.
Sauti Kuu is building a sports and ressources center in Alego
The Sauti Kuu Foundation wants to open chances for young people in rural parts of Kenya to lead a better life. The new center will be a place for them to aquire new skills, knowledge and competences through education and sports.
Rural life in Africa is often marked by severe poverty. Many young people are longing for a better life, moving away to the big cities and end up in one of the slums. The sports and resource center in Alego is an approach to stop this rural exodus and to provide young people with an alternative. It aims to show them other opportunities for creating an economic base in their home region.
The aim is to incentisize rura youth to recognise the potential of their environment as a possible alternative to an urban slum existence. In trying to change the negative perception of the rural environment, Sauti Kuu is using sport as a vital and effective tool for positive social behaviour change. It is used to breaks down cultural and social barriers and bring the communities together. Using sport Sauti Kuu is able to mobilize and reach large numbers of youth in an engaging and effective way.