Kibera is one of the largest slums in Africa with an average population
more than nine hundred thousand people (Umande Trust, 2010). The slum
stands on a 2.5
square kilometres and is roughly five kilometres away from the city centre. It is settlement is located on two Nairobi
divisional administrative areas; Dagorett and Lang’ata divisions.
The slums is divided
into 14 villages with varying populations - Kianda, Olympic, Soweto West, Gatwekera, Raila,
Karanja, Kisumu Ndogo, Makina, Kambi Muru, Mashimoni, Lindi, Laini Saba, Silanga and
Kibera was the 1st center in
Shamas rugby foundation, it started in the year 2010. There are between 100-150
kids per Sunday session. The training sessions are conducted in KRFU grounds
off Ngong road, most of the players come from (Gatwekera, 42, Soweto, Bombolulu, 40
Jesus, Kianda, Makongeni).
There are six coaches in this center that
work as a unit.
Linet Wahome - Head coach
(under 10-12 girls).
Washington Okello – Logistics
(under 17 boys).
Isaac Gomba – Transport
organizer (under 16 girls).
Kennedy Oduor – Snacks organizer
(under 14 boys).
Brian Kasavuli – In
charge equipment (under 12 boys).
Lenny Juma - Medical
response (under 10 boys).
Between 2015-2017 this center was the top
performer in rugby but has recently been facing stiff competition from other
Every week, two coaches go to two schools
for the school visits session. These schools are;
Christine primary school.
The goals for this center for this year
the numbers of the players.
back on top Matters rugby performance.
more disciplined players.
Creating a firm rugby foundation for the children
CHANGING LIVES WITH SCRUMS AND TRIES.