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KGSA Denver Event
Wednesday from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM MDT
You can find parking in the neighborhood or the parking lot behind the building. Half of the parking lot will be partitioned off for the food truck. Please enter through Posner's front door to check-in. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.
Successful Girls to Successful Women: Continuing the KGSA Journey.
It's been three years since KGSA visited the USA!
Don't miss this opportunity to meet Dalifa and Teka and hear the latest updates about the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. We've planned a fun night with a food truck, trivia and short program. This is a free event, but please register ahead of time. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to educate, inspire and empower 15 girls in Kibera.
The yummy Vegan Van will set up by 5:15pm. Grab dinner and then join us inside for the festivities. Trivia starts at 6:15pm followed by a short program. Light refreshments will be provided. Email [email protected] for questions.
We can't wait to see you! Much thanks to Anne Baldwin for spearheading this event.
Dalifa Kassan graduated from KGSA in 2012 and pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Science from Maseno University. She teaches math and chemistry at KGSA and is the proud mother to a toddler girl. Dalifa is pursuing her Master's Degree in Education Administration and dreams of leading the school one day. This is her second visit to the USA, and she's excited to meet new people and visit with dear friends.
KGSA Director Richard Teka is affectionately called Teka and was one of the first teachers at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. Teka was KGSA’s Principal from 2006 through 2010 and graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2015 with a degree in Finance. This is his 3rd time visiting supporters in the USA and he can't wait to say hello.
Background on the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy:
44% of girls in Kenya don't finish high school.
The Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) provides a free, holistic secondary school education to 130 girls annually in Kibera, Nairobi – the largest informal settlement in Africa.
KGSA’s model cares for the whole girl - academics, extra-curricular activities, nutrition, healthcare, mentorship programs, college scholarships and a new dormitory that opened in July of 2021. KGSA unlocks potential, expands opportunities, and enables each girl with the ability to shape her future. Research shows that girls who earn a secondary education earn twice as much and women with a college education earn up to three times as much as their peers with no education.
KGSA was founded originally as a soccer club for girls in 2002 by Kiberan resident Abdul Kassim who recognized the unique challenges that girls faced in his community. Over the years KGSA has grown from a soccer club to a one room classroom with 13 girls to a multi-faceted school. To date KGSA has graduated over 370 girls including 70 who have pursued higher education such as Dalifa, who teaches math and chemistry at KGSA and is pursuing a master's degree, and Asha, a journalist and activist featured in the New York Times and National Geographic. Our vision is to harness the power of the #girleffect to create a stronger, more resilient Kibera.
Check our this awesome video narrated by NPR's Robin Young that beautifully illustrates KGSA's mission in action!