Italian Football Club AC Milan Unveils Major Project in Nairobi Slums

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Italian Seria A Giants AC Milan through their Milan Foundation on Tuesday, October 20, unveiled a project dubbed Coronavirus Prevention Plan targeting children in Nairobi slums.

The club revealed that it has partnered with an Italian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Nairobi, Alice for Children.

The NGO which focuses on the plight of children in Africa has built two primary schools that host 2,000 children from Korogocho and Dandora since 2007.

The partnership will see the club cater for medical bills for the children in slums.

The team also has a social worker and teachers who will help in monitoring the health status of the children from disadvantaged areas.

AC Milan will also support the children with food relief packages with about 1,000 in the Alice for Children programme.

It added that the children will be visited by the team comprising health service providers and teachers.

Kibera slums. Photo/Courtesy

“This initiative is an aid to the Covid-19 emergency in the slums of Nairobi, which we at Fondazione Milan know well, having collaborated for some time with Alice for Children. 

“If the virus were to explode in the conditions in which people live, crowded both outside the community and at home, where they live in a few square meters without toilets and with the addition of hunger caused by unemployment induced by the lockdown, it would be bad,” the Milan Foundation Secretary-General, Rocco Giorgianni said.

AC Milan and the NGO had also partnered in the Slum Champions League project in 2011 when the teams of school children in the major slums of Nairobi faced off in a city tournament. 

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