Nakuru inter-schools football competition. "Pictures speak a thousand words"
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CREATA is a sports, peace and development Non-Governmental organisation working in kenya since 2006. It uses sports as a catalyst for promoting peace, community transformation and development,good governance, education and leadership. CREATA focuses on children young people and women in marginalised communities. We are currently working in Nairobi Migori and Nakuru Counties.
CREATA concept note.
Children, Women and the youth in African societies undoubtedly hold the key to sustainable development of their respective societies. The roles of children and the youth in development is often little understood or in most cases overlooked. For instance, children and the youth in rural and non formal urban settlements bear the brunt of repeated social injustices with all its severity. From encounter with dehumanizing poverty, unfair consideration in employment, violent crime, political manipulation and denied access to education; children grow into disillusioned youth sprawling slums sucked into drugs, filling penitentiaries, young girls lured into commercial sex at tender ages while the fate of the rural child ends abruptly at the turn of sixteen years. Even though the government provides free primary education, the drop out rate is still high in most urban non formal settlements and rural areas. Given the number of idle young people coming out of learning institutions, the politician has a basket full of would be soldiers in the event that foot soldiers are needed.
Of course, sport cannot impose peace, but it can contribute to inspiring it! Sport has the power to reach many people across the globe and, in essence, is a language understood by everyone. Sport also fosters understanding between individuals, facilitates dialogue between divergent communities and can contribute to breeding tolerance between nations.Our hope is that, through sporting Olympic values of friendship and respect, we can all make a winning difference and inspire a peaceful society that preserves and nurtures human