Sport is an important tool that helps to create positive social change for individuals and communities around the world. Activity and play creates joy and unity in everyday life. For children and young people living in poverty, sports and community opens doors and improves overall life-quality. Sport motivates learning and increases the opportunity to escape poverty. Our athletic leader, Paul Nyang Owo Otieno, grew up in the slums of Nairobi. Sport helped him out of extreme poverty and played an instrumental part in his life. Today he is a sports professor and researcher at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi.

Together we work to raise funds for the construction of our sports center. Where we will develop programs that promote children's right to activity, play and learning. 

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Paul Nyang´owo Otieno is responsible for the development of our sports center and leader of our sports-based programs to be developed in the near future. He is a professor and works in higher education and and has 18 years of international work experience. He is a renowned researcher and strategic sports leader with extensive experience in poverty and development work. He is a testament to the impact sports can have as a vehicle for development.

He is a full-time researcher and sports director at Kenyatta University in Nairobi. In addition, he is the coach of the UN football team in Nairobi and a part-time strategic developer for humanitarian organizations.  

Read more about his research here


Our construction project

We will build and develop a sports center on the organization's site in Narok, Kenya. Projects will be run here that inspires learning, emphasize children's health and contribute to increased opportunities for Masai children. We wish to create an inclusive community that can help promote children's fundamental rights and give Masai children an everyday life characterized by play and fun.


ENGAGEMENT

We work to raise funds for our construction project, where we need all the help we can get. Contact the organization's leader Emma Helgesen Sandvik to get involved! If you want a meeting with Paul Otieno, this can be set up through the organization's email.

E-mail: Maraactionaid@gmail.com

Phone: +47 413 69 040

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