Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa. It is an area of extreme poverty with limited access to basic necessities like water, food, sanitation, electricity and medical services. Girls are generally not afforded an opportunity to attend secondary school (grades 8-12). The Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) provides girls in Kibera with a free secondary education and basic necessities.
KGSA evolved from Kibera's first all girls soccer team. Both were started by Abdul Kassim, a man raised in Kibera by his grandmother, as a way to address the gender inequities around him. Abdul saw soccer as a way to instill confidence and skills in girls to help them compete and survive in a harsh environment. OKAKI is a proud sponsor of the KGSA senior girls soccer team, who play in Kenya's division 1 women's league. The passion, commitment, fighting spirit and continued success against all odds of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy Senior Girls Team are an inspiration to girls everywhere.