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He narrates how young kids and people have engaged themselves in drugs substance and crime such as theft and drug abuse.

John believes that there is hope among the street children of Dandora dumpsite who want to go back to school.

John Gitau is known as “coaches” in Dandora dumpsite he has been a vocal instrument to change the street kid’s perception of living in the site, her love and passion to change behavior of these kids from the dumpsite has shown that John is a change in the community he come from. He narrates how young kids and people have engaged themselves in drugs substance and crime such as theft and drug abuse. He has a number of youths who mentor under Fanaka sports programs In 2011 he started a boxing program that engages most of the young people from the dumpsite and the reason for her doing that was the excessive use of drugs and crime in that robed the lives of many innocent people. The boxing program session was covered with life skills education as a way of adding value to the lives of youths. The program was near the dumpsite where it was accessible to everyone to access it, few young people were interested because John holds a boxing title and he is a boxing champion.  The program didn’t go successful but later on he discovered that the number of young people involved in the boxing program was decreasing and the reason was that, “not everyone was interested in boxing”. John later partner with USAID where they did a baseline survey to implement a program that would have changed the lives of youths from the dumpsite and they were interested to work with him in area of behavior change communication (BCC) with an aim of bring out the young people out from the dumpsite. He used to conduct life skill sessions every other day from morning to evening. The behavior change communication program brought an impact to some of the youths who come out of the dumpsite and transform their lives. The one year agreement that he had with come to an end and John was stranded with the number of youths he under that program, he had to look for another way to keep the youths intact and positive. Some youths decided to go back to dumpsite to continued with what they were earlier doing before the USAID program come, some who didn’t left, felt frustrated and John had nothing to do and only left with the small kids alone who he did not want them to go back in the dumpsite. Later on he joined Fanaka as a volunteer and he was later on trained as a football coach and he introduced a football training session program both for boys and girls in Dandora with an aim of bringing back the youths who had left and went back to dumpsite. Some managed to come back especially the kids who wanted to play football in the little space they had, they all come together again to play and learn. In regard to his effort he first took the u13 boys team to East Africa cup tournament in Moshi Tanzania and later he did that again in 2015 and 2016 U16 boys’ team. John believes that there is hope among the street children of Dandora dumpsite who want to go back to school.

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