During a recent visit to the rural Kenyan village of Donyo Sabuk a Gnu Foundation team participated in an open house event with its newest partner Donyo Integrated Sports Centre (DISC). This center was established to provide opportunities for local youth through sporting activities and career vocational training. The program, originally centered around boxing and physical training programs for boys and young men, has been expanded to include remedial educational and micro-enterprise programs for both young men and women.
The DISC Ladies Alive program is a livelihood program born out of concern related to emerging teenage pregnancy and early ‘marriages’ that usually don’t work making the girls in Donyo both socially and economically vulnerable. The program is intended to build on the existing micro-finance, and micro–agriculture that exist in this community – providing economic opportunities for the guardians of youth enrolled in the DISC programs and for the older youth themselves. Gnu Foundation is very proud to support the full programs of DISC and the change they are making in their local community.