Was founded in 2009 by one of Kenya’s elite and talented player Benard “Benti” Amwai based in Kentucky, USA assisted by Charles Muiruri and Felix Makachia. After Benard’s sophomore year at Western Kentucky University, he made a trip back home (Kenya) and realized that most of his childhood friends took a different path in life from the one he did. They were a danger to the community by their involvement in gangs, crime, drugs, and robbing fellow citizens in the streets. This struck “Benti” who saw a need to engage and help rescue the community. He talked to his friends about the idea of supporting the youth and nurturing soccer talents that in most cases go wasted in the streets of Nairobi. Farova Developmental Initiative is now comprised of individuals who have made it their goal to help the youth develop into better “leaders of tomorrow.”
MISSION AND GOALS
Farova Developmental Initiative is a Non- profit organization founded to address the needs of the Kenyan youth who are increasingly being lured to destructive behaviors due to lack of productive activities after school. Our goal is to strive to keep the streets free from drugs, crime, and idleness; while encouraging the youth to positively engage themselves in community development and self-awareness. Our success is measured by the increasing youth and groups applying to join our programs and by the number of kids who go on to make meaningful life occupation.A key indicator will be the low number of kids who end up in drugs, crime or other destructive ways of life, or teen pregnancy for girls. Lowering this number to zero is of paramount priority for the organization. Our coordinators keep close ties with the kids throughout the project and for larger groups we assign to them team coaches who keep track of their development and instill team work and leadership qualities.