Educate. Empower. Inspire.
Who we are
The KGSA Foundation partners with the Kibera Girls School Soccer Academy (KGSA) to provide a free, holistic high school education to 150 girls living in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya, one of Africa’s largest informal settlements.
What we do
Through financial and technical resources, the Foundation supports KGSA’s academic programming in addition to nutrition, health care, extra-curricular and leadership initiatives along with higher education scholarships for graduates to unlock potential, expand opportunities, and enable each girl with the ability to shape her future.
When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else. We believe that if you educate a girl, she will change the future for herself, her family and her community!
– Melinda Gates
Ellie Roscher’s first children’s book Remarkable Rose is based on a true story! Follow Rose Achieng’s journey growing up in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, in a time when girls are not allowed to play soccer. The boys won’t let Rose play soccer with them. Rose’s parents and teachers tell her to stop, but when she plays she feels strong and free. Rose meets Abdul, a person who believes that entire communities do better when girls thrive. Remarkable Rose tells the story of the resilience of girls in Kibera, who decide together that they too deserve to play.
You can also read Ellie’s Play Like a Girl that tells the KGSA story and how the vision and tenacity of few is changing the lives of girls living in challenging circumstances.