In view of the very limited employment opportunities available in Kenya, majority of the out-of school youth in rural communities are idle. This predisposes them not only to risky behaviors that promote infection to HIV/AIDS but also other socio-economic ills such as drugs and illicit alcohol.
TEPAD Kenya realizes the importance of sports not only in reducing youth’s idle time but in the general development of marginalized communities. Sports contribute to the physical and mental wellbeing and also provide opportunities for education.
The Program is developing an active sports program in track and field, basketball, volleyball and soccer for in and out of school youth . This is done through provision of sports equipment – balls, nets, running shoes etc, initiation and strengthening of sports exchange programs, training of coaches and supporting annual sports events.