Oyiengo Football Club -The Oceanic Red Eagles

Date grant awarded: August 25, 2018

Imagine how you would feel if you were denied an opportunity to play in a soccer league you have qualified for simply because you do not have the right uniform! That is life for many youth playing soccer in village leagues with little or no resources. Lack of game kits and sports equipment denies young people the opportunity to get the exposure that could provide them with great careers, inevitably helping them escape from poverty and crime. Oyiengo Football club uses soccer to steer out-of-school youth away from criminal activities.

The Pollination Project grant will help this club purchase game kits and sports equipment that they cannot afford. This will allow them o participate in higher league games that they qualify for, and provide an escape route from crime for many youth living in poverty in Kanyawegi village, Kisumu, Kenya.