A week-long program is held annually in a rural Kenyan village. Fourteen communities gather to compete in various sports activities (soccer, volleyball, and netball), while thousands of community members’ show their support. All attendees receive health and leadership education, vital health services such as HIV counseling and testing, optometry and dental exams, and are offered general medical treatment. We also have an educational piece on integrating major cultural issues with stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS including, but not limited to, wife inheritance; polygamy; human rights; substance abuse and more.
About the Friends of Dago Inc.
Friends of Dago Inc. Is an Indiana non-profit organization founded in 2010. Friends of Dago focuses on social, economic, environmental, and sustainable development goals and aligns its mission with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Key areas of focus include child welfare, education, health, housing, agriculture, economic empowerment, mentorship, as well as sustainable development.
Why do we host this event?
We offer medical services to over 95% of our people, who otherwise do not get any medical check-ups at all.
We keep the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign alive.
We offer Voluntary Counselling and Testing to the youths.
We highlight the awareness of some essential practices that enable the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst families (i.e., a campaign against wife inheritance and polygamy).
Over 14 villages, get together to celebrate talents through sports competition.
What happens during this week?
During this 6-day camp, we use volunteers who offer their services to the people. Both local and guest volunteers spend about 6 hours a day providing various services to the community. Some of the activities include:
General medical services
Voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS
First aid training for the sports team representatives
Leadership training to the sports coaches and referees
Counseling services for drug and alcohol abuse
Family counseling services to youths
Who are the beneficiaries of this event?
For the past five years, we have reached more than 4,000 people of all ages during each of these camps. We have always targeted the youths and the newly married couples in the area as well. The elders have always been supportive and embraced this event wholeheartedly. The beneficiaries include:
Over 192 team representatives get leadership training on health and First Aid training.
Support families that are struggling with drugs and alcohol abuse.
The 95% of community people who have never gotten a medical checkup.· Community members who have dental and eye problems.
14 villages are represented in the sports camp, reaching over 4,000 people.
Total of 48 sports teams that are represented in the tournament (4 junior soccer teams; 12 senior soccer teams; 12 women’s volleyball teams; 12 men’s volleyball teams; 12 women’s netball teams).
How can you help?
Donate towards the summer medical camp
Come with us to the event in Kenya.
Volunteer as an ambassador for Friends of Dago
Collect medical donations for the event
Collect sports donations for the event
Making a donation is super easy!
Visit our website and DonateGive to our online fundraising - “Kenyan Goals: Medical and Sports Camp 2018.”
Mail us a check to Friends of Dago, 2218 Lake Marion Dr, Apopka FL, 32712
Any amount makes a difference!