Date of distribution: 18th July 2022.
Number of Kits Allocated:
The Villa 16 Children’s Home is under the care of the fun-filled and aspirational Salt Lick Safari Lodge in Taita Hills. A children’s home is a facility where children and young people live together as a group, with professional staff to look after them. Children’s homes aim to ensure that they meet the needs of children who can’t live with their own families or are orphaned and do not have guardians to take care of them.
The Safari Lodge runs several wildlife conservation initiatives, including the Annual Tsavo Run, which promotes wildlife conservation. They also conduct tree planting initiatives to protect the environment and recover much of the vegetation commonly destroyed by the elephants in the sanctuary.
Water4Wildlife Maasai Mara Foundation was attracted to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities carried out by Salt Lick Safari Lodge in their community. Giving them the football kits and equipment would help to extend the support they already give to the children’s home under their care.
The pride that matches the determination of each of these children to have a brighter future no matter their background came out. The football kits and equipment donation from the UEFA Foundation for Children met the real need as they lacked football kits and equipment for their games.
The football materials presented are expected to provide an equal opportunity for the children to play and develop their skills and enhance their social growth. Specifically, the beneficiaries in a children’s home will enable them to feel included, share fun and avoid boredom. This donation is further expected to create a lasting impact on the children’s perception of wildlife conservation as the children are taken through information sessions on wildlife conservation at game time by their supervisors and coaches.
“The football kits and equipment donation from the UEFA Foundation for Children met the real need as they lacked football kits and equipment for their games.” Chris, Projects Cordinator, Water4Wildlife.