Centre for Regeneration and Empowerment of Africa Through Africa, Kenya
Center for Regeneration and Empowerment of Africa Through Africa (CREATA) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 2006.
CREATA is about peace and transformational development; we strive to bring Kenyans to a common ground to end violent conflicts by addressing the structural injustices through sports as a catalyst for development, promoting peace, good governance and education targeting children, young people, women and marginalized communities.
Since it was founded CREATA has found a niche in using sports as a tool for community transformation and catalyst for development. Through sports CREATA has been running two main programs namely; Sports for Development Program, Peace and Governance Program. This year, CREATA is rolling out Football for WASH (F4WASH) program in 60 primary schools in Migori County – a four year program funded by KNVB and UNICEF.
Sports for Development program started as voluntary process where communities were mobilized though football to address the issues of education in Uriri in Migori County. Through the junior sports clubs created, parents came together to form savings associations. Through this savings scheme parents are able to save money for thier children’s school fees, as the organisation boosts their savings through matching funds. Currently we have turnover of about USD 100 per month. In the first year of operating this fund (2012) CREATA was able to fully sponsor 3 children in high school. We are however hoping that this turnover is going to increase and pay for more students. CREATA has establishing 50 sports clubs and about 5 active parents associations.
In our Peace and Governance program, CREATA with the funding of IFP Kenya has recently carried out a baseline survey of the knowledge gaps in the communities about the new constitutions and is currently rolling out community training, awareness and forums on the contents of the new constitution. In this project, coaches and sports clubs are the main ambassadors of the message, principles and spirit of the new constitution.
CREATA envisages a peaceful, transformed society and a just world where the integrity of creation and human dignity are the pillars for sustainable development.
Our aim is to enhance peace, education, human solidarity using sports as a catalyst for community transformation and development.