Kenya-Nairobi

Country:  Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Dates: Spring/Summer 2015 (Exact dates can not be guaranteed. Find out why here)

Project Length: 2 Weeks

Application Deadline: March 20 2015

Project ID: 1521_Kenya

ABOUT THE CHARITY

This project aims to inform, support, and challenge young Africans to make safer decisions, through limiting the impact of HIV in their communities.  This is achieved through training and supporting African football coaches to deliver interactive HIV education through football coaching sessions to young people in their communities.  All the learning takes place on the pitch in a way that young people enjoy, remember and understand.

PROJECT DETAILS

The organization has a strong base of football coaches in Mathare (one of Africa’s biggest slums) and Dagoretti, who deliver regular HIV education through football coaching activity to young people affected by urban poverty.   They are currently trialling a new programme where coaches have been trained to deliver pitchside HIV testing and counselling services, allowing young people to learn about HIV through football and then access medical services immediately should they choose to.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Essential

  • Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism

  • Committed to respecting and promoting human rights

  • Respect to cultural sensitivity  as you will be working with vulnerable people on sensitive topics 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills 

  • Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient

Desirable:

  •  Experience in overseas development in the global south

 

 PROGRAM FEE