Rock and Water in Nairobi

In 2020, Klaas van der Veen and Harriette Modderman (FYSYKwurk/Friesland) traveled to Africa for the third time (2018, 2019, 2020) to train teachers as Rock and Water trainers in the slums of Nairobi (Kibera). Forty teachers across six schools have now completed the three-day training, some of them also the Focus on Girls specialization, and some have been trained as Advanced Trainers.



The teachers also receive practical training through “coaching on the job” in which Klaas and Harriette assist them while providing RW training to the children. Meanwhile, 1,000 children have received Rock and Water training. These trainings are part of the wonderful work that the Stichting4Life Foundation has now been doing in Kibera for ten years.
Stichting4Life gives children in Nairobi’s Kibera slum a chance for a better future. Not by giving money, but by providing opportunities. For children through schooling to eventually a job. For mothers by helping them start small businesses that they can run independently to ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

Naturally, all RW trainings are pro bono activities and educational materials (RW books, posters, USBs) are provided free of charge because the foundation depends on financial donations.

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