Based on our interest in handball and fair play, and the need to promote positive development in particularly vulnerable areas of Nyeri, a town northwest of Nairobi in Kenya, we established the Pandox Youth Handball Movement in cooperation with a local handball club in 2012.
The goal for this project is to create better future opportunities for vulnerable children and youth, allow them to experience the positive values in handball and give them a meaningful spare-time activity. The project provides around 3,000 children with handball training and 175 teachers and coaches have been trained in handball coaching and leadership. In February 2016, 40 teachers and 250 children took part in courses on HIV and sustainable development. The Pandox Youth Handball Movement has strong local ties and 22 schools are currently connected to the project. At the Hotel Market Day every year Pandox awards educational scholarships to children and youth in Nyeri.