Adding Value to Maskani Hangouts

January 22, 2021
Working with spaces that the community has condemned as dirty or outcast needs divine inspiration. Working with Vulnerable Maskani Youth has been one of the risks that we took as an organization, and we are ecstatic to report that it has paid off handsomely🙏🙏🙏.
The Maskanis are largely condemned as “No Go Zones”, and that they are breeding grounds for drug abusers, petty thieves, and juvenile criminals. However, through the #Shared_Futures project, we have harvested so much success that we feel the Maskani approach should be sustained, internally as a signature operation.

Apart from sensitizing the Maskani youth on the need for intercultural collaboration and peacebuilding, we have taken them through the #KUMEKUCHA Trauma Healing and Resilience Framework sessions, in order to support them cope positively with their mental health challenges. We have further kept on inviting technical resource persons from the public and private sector to train them on an array of livelihood skills, including CV creation, access to employable vocational skills, creating business plans, access to loans and grants, etc.

The icing of the cake for us has been our intent and pursuit to help the ad-hoc Maskani groups to register as official self-help groups (SHGs) or Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in order to exist legally and be able to trade and access livelihood opportunities from public and private sector partners.

So far we have supported seven out of the nine Maskanis to register officially as community-level Organizations, and some of them have already started receiving support from the network of partners we have linked them to.
As a pleasant surprise, of the 15 new volunteers that joined SambaSports this year, 2021, more than 50% of them were Maskani beneficiaries that felt transformed enough to have the courage and the desire to help other vulnerable youth, through volunteering at SambaSports.

Thus far, we wish to congratulateGombato Youth Focus, who have been pacesetters in the Maskani Transformation process, by launching their own youth empowerment activities and contributing to most youth who joined SambaSports as volunteers.The Shared Futures project is funded by Kerk in Actie through ICCO Corporation. Our project implementation partners have been Jamii Action Centre – JAC, Africa Youth Trust, and Anglican Development Services Pwani – ADS Pwani

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Meet The Team

Abdalla Kidato
Chairman

Abdallah is a genius in youth matters. He is mature, pragmatic and dynamic. He has worked with several youth empowerment programs in Kwale, and is now a trainer of Trainers on lifeskills techniques.He is a reliable engager, and a go getter who liaises for and on behalf of SambaSports.

Contacts: 0704 932 040

Mohamed Mwachausa
Head of Communication & Partnerships

Mohamed holds a Masters degree in Project Planning and management from the university of Nairobi, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations Management. Mohamed brings to SambaSports, at least 14 years’ experience in managing community development projects at a significantly high level, across the Coast and North and North Eastern Regions of Kenya.

Mohamed is a co-founder of KWEA (Kwale Welfare and Education Association), an organization supporting education in Kwale since July 2009. Mohamed’s CV has been attached (as at August 2017) for your reference. You may search Mohamed Ali Mwachausa on google, on facebook and twitter as @MMwachausa.
You could check KWEA on www.kweacbo.org, and facebook group as KWEA and twitter as @kwea_cbo

Contacts:

Email: sambasportsyouthagenda@gmail.com
Phone: 0722 823 278
Skype: Chaucer70
twitter: @Samba4Youth
Facebook page: SambaSports youth agenda
Instagram: sambasports youth agenda
Youtube Account: sambasports youth agenda

Cephas Otieno
Member
Mwanaisha Kuwania
Girls Soccer Mobilizer

(Girls Soccer Mobilizer and Edutainment Coordinator)

Mwanaisha is a thespian. She is a creative artist, and has had contracts in several radio and television soaps in Kenya, including Saida program on Citizen TV and Maisha Magic East, in which she acted as Nzale. She worked for S.A.F.E Pwani as an edutainment facilitator and actor.

NB: Edutainment is the art of entertainment that has educative lessons, especially on sensitizations against drugs, peacebuilding, countering violence extremism, HIV/AIDS prevention, etc.Mwanaisha holds a diploma in journalism from Mombasa Aviation College. During her stint in the college, she was the best actor in the college, and she emerged the National best actor in 2012, in a national drama festival in Kisumu.

She is technically a gifted photographer, and she interned as the focal photographer in the Governor’s Press Service, Kwale County, in 2015. She also had a stint at Kenya News Agency, Mombasa.Recently, she was the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) field facilitator in Kwale, where she was facilitating Youth training on business skills and entrepreneurship.
Contacts: 0712 493 601

Juma Mwakishando
Trainer & mobilizer for tournaments

Juma is a football wizard! He played football at the highest level in Kenya, including playing for Mathare in Nairobi 2004 -226, KBS 227-229, Pumwani Sportiff 2010-2012. Juma enrolled for coaching lessons, and is an accredited FIFA coach, accredited FIFA junior soccer coach, and has the prestigious KNVB coaching badge from Netherlands.

Juma started coaching youth teams in Nairobi in 2013, then came back home to Likoni where he started the Likoni Community Football League. The league has been a great success, and is all over on social media. Check it on facebook.

Donors started coming to support Likoni football league, and because he had not signed any MOUs with the donors, he found himself being fought by committee members who wanted to control the finances.  Juma left LCFL last year to start fresh ventures in Tiwi, Kwale County.He had coaching roles with LICODEP organization and Mtongwe Community Initiative MCI.

Juma is currently the school coach for Tiwi Girls Secondary school, as well as getting short stints with other school teams and other soccer events.Specifically, Juma commands a lot of respect in the football fraternity in Coast region, and is a massive mobilizer and sporting events organizer.

Contacts: 0714 927 133

Mwanasiti Khamis
Resource Education Facilitator

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Hassan Said Mwenda
Member

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Saria Goga
Drug Abuse Counselor

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Biasha Said
Member

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Ali Mabavu
Member

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