The football boys of Taveta

Fußballjungs von Taveta

Football boys of Taveta

“Michezo rasilimali yetu” – “Sport is our quarry” is the theme of the football team that Julia met in Taveta, Kenya. Rashid and Eric are the founders of the football club, who finance the club out of their own sparse ressources.

It is the goal to keep the boys from the street through football and show them that life is worthwhile despite poverty. This especially applies for children which have no higher education, either due to failing to qualify or due to lacking the financial resources.

It is therefore especially important – according to Eric – to educate the youths in team spirit, discipline and being a responsible person.

For many of the boys football is their life and they hope to be discovered at one of the tournaments. They practice dail and during tournaments even twice a day and show remarkable discipline.

To support them in their resilience and their dreams we started this project. To do this, we need your support either through donations in cash or kind.


Long-term goals

If we commonly succeeded in equipping the team, we want to take care of the following long-term goals:

  • Hiring a coach to professionally promote the players,
  • Acquiring a team bus to avoid renting a bus for the away games.

We are asking you for your contribution.


Short-term goals / required equipment:

Football shoes (need not be new, used ones are alright if still usable)

Size Pairs
40 5
41 21
42 26
43 5
44 1

If you own football shoes in a good condition, please send them to us:

Jump Start e.V.
Raintaler Straße 39
81539 München

We are looking for donors, which provide the team with matching track suits. If you have an idea, send an e-mail to

Our local project partner: Eric Johnson, founder of the Taveta football club. Julia personally met him and the boys.