Be The You Foundation
Be The You Foundation was founded in 2016 to help young needy and talented boys and girls pursue their education as they build on their talent in various sporting fields.The foundation concentrated mainly in slum area of Dandora in Nairobi, Kenya.
Before it was started, the founding members have been operating a football academy for both boys and girls between the ages of 8-18years (Daystar Soccer Academy).The Academy was founded in the year 2014 to nurture the football talents of the less fortunate but very talented boys and girls.Since its formation, the Academy has benefited over 100 players.
Dandora is one of the bigger slums in Nairobi city in Kenya. Being a slum, the poverty level is very high and most of the children there could not even afford to finance their basic education.These youths also face various challenges such as early pregnancies and early marriages, rape cases, school dropouts, drug abuse and higher crime rates.
The foundation decided to use sports platform in transforming the lives of these young boys and girls by sponsoring their education as they build on their sporting talents. It is a slum that has managed to produce some of the Kenya’s finest footballers.