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ALIVE AND KICKING

ALIVE AND KICKING

Since the company establishment A+K has added to its mission – creating ethical employment as well as health education however at the heart of what we do still remains the high-quality durable football.
Started in 2004 by the late Jim Cogan, his vision was to create a high quality durable football suitable for the though African conditions. Provides formal employment for people who lack formal education and live in the informal (slum) areas of Nairobi. Increasing employability skills set of an underprivileged group of people, including those with disabilities. It is the only official ball maker in East Africa, sourcing leather from local tanneries and create value addition within the leather supply chain in Kenya. Moreover, upcycling of leather into balls, which in turn may be donated to children to increase access to play and/or sold with proceeds use to purchase balls.

OPPORTUNITA' DI COLLABORAZIONE
Priorit per lo sviluppo
N.A.
Ambiti di interesse
Connection and partnership with Italian Leather & Fashion Businesses to support product development. Support to assessment current production methods and implement changes to address key issues – waste, cost, process and productivity Access to professional marketing and sales services – get our story and product out there. Strengthen and train our sales team
SEDE
Paese
Kenya
Indirizzo
Kenya
AMBITO
Settore
Sport equipment
Prodotti
recycled footballs
End-users
Retail (63%) - NGOs (6%) - Corporate (32%)
CONTATTI
Sito
http://aliveandkicking.org
Email
Certificazioni
N.A.