Located in the community of Gatina, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, The Gatina Youth and Empowerment Program (GYEP) was created by Martin Kibera in 2013 to provide local youth with opportunities to learn valuable life skills, participate in team sports and have alternatives to crime. The project is community oriented and focused on providing positive role models and values to children while creating a better future filled with opportunity and employement as they get older. GYEP runs an after-school football program for young children and teens, which teaches the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and dedication. The program also promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages them to participate in a safe and supervised meaningful activity. As the children get older, the program focuses on providing jobs, basic skill training, and other opportunities to help them succeed. The overall goal is to empower youth to be able to create an opportunity for themselves and contribute to their community in order to build a brighter future.
For more information on the different aspects of the program, please visit their respective pages.