The youth of Kibera find it hard to work out due to challenges like long or unfixed working hours, inaccessibility and unaffordability of gym services and lack of extensive knowledge of the benefits of working out. The fatigue and exhaustion in turn make them overweight, unfit and with mental health problems. Henry and I have a passion for the Kibera community, having been raised there.
We are looking to run vital programmes in the community like, awareness on healthy living lifestyle, youth empowerment activities like anti drug use, non violent confrontation, socioeconomic training on topics like social entrepreneurship, personal budgeting, financial responsibility, and importance of saving, environmental conservation activities like garbage collection, training on importance of environmental conservation, fire fighting and safety and tree planting. Instead of looking for donor funds to make all these happen, we'll be using part of the revenue from the gym business, which is both efficient and sustainable.
So far, we have secured a location for the gym, and have an understanding with the landlord not to rent it out and also we have agreed on the amount to be paid as rent. Since we do not have the gym equipment yet, we are conducting outdoor fitness events like hikes, jogging and outdoor aerobics. We would like help in raising funds to purchase gym equipment like plates, dumbbells, benches, rubber flooring among others. thank you for your donation in advance.