Tunza Talanta is a youth foundation that deals with all sporting activities. Its main aim is to bring youths together whose interest is entirely in sports and have a dream of exploiting their talents to other levels. The organization is especially interested in youths at the grass root level mainly because availability and access to recreational facilities is almost close to impossible. Additionally, many urban teams are forced to play at inadequate, overused or under maintained facilities. Often they are outfitted in ill-fitting, outdated equipment and uniforms. The result is a negative impact on the quality of programs and an adverse effect on the pride and morale of the participants. Therefore, by considering such factors, as an organization we team up to see the youths in the urban informal settlements reach to higher levels as they sharpen their skills in this field.

Unfortunately in some cases, the lack of access to finances may keep a program serving hundreds of youth from being successful. Few, if any, of the youth sports organizations have the resources to independently respond to losses. Vision rich, but resource dry, most of the youth sports organizations in the informal urban settlements especially in Kasarani Sub-County, have the heart, the passion and the energy critical to providing positive sports opportunities, but they lack the organizational skills and business acumen to make the programs sustainable or simply don’t have the time to focus on fundraising and training of staff and volunteers. Many of these organizations don’t have the capacity to respond to adversity and are not able to take advantage of opportunities such as trips, tournaments and many more again, due to lack of financial empowerment.

The Foundation’s mission is to engage and involve as many youths as possible in the creation of better livelihoods for themselves and future generations by using sports as an alternative engagement which means providing the opportunity for youths to engage with positive adults, build character through their participation in sports and have adequate equipment and facilities which they can use to economically and socially build themselves. Our vision is that all youths in Kasarani Sub-County exploit their inborn talents through engagement in sports for the improvement and sustainability of their livelihoods thereby having the opportunity to have a positive, life impacting youth sports experience which leads to good health, improved social behaviour, belief in the benefits of education and creation of employment opportunities.

Tunza Talanta Youth Foundation believes that the most appropriate way to enhance opportunities for youths in Kasarani Sub-County to participate in organized sports is not by starting another small program, but by strengthening a carefully selected portfolio of partner programs which can be under this umbrella. Through strategic financial investments, the involvement of young leaders, and networking opportunities, the Foundation will have a catalytic effect on the ability of these organizations to accomplish their mission in the sports field.

Vision:

To exploit inborn talents through engagement in sports for the improvement and sustainability of our livelihoods.

Mission:

To engage and involve as many youths as possible in the creation of better livelihoods for themselves and future generations by using sports as an alternative engagement and to enhance different forms of  development for the youths in the country as they participate in recreational sports.

Objectives:

(i) To bring social cohesion and understanding among the youths through involvement in sports.
(ii) To improve the living standard of the youths through exploitation of their inborn talents.
(iii) To bring into reality the dreams youths have in exposing their potentials to other youths throughout the country, regionally and internationally.
(iv) To make sports a tool for empowering the youths in having their voice heard and making the voiceless powerful.

Core Values

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Justice and Fairness
  • Professionalism and Team Work
  • Honesty, Integrity And Excellence
  • Inclusiveness

Programs

  1. Mentorship Program (entreprenureship and small business start up training).
  2. Sports academies sponsorships.
    (i) Kariobangi Sports’ Group.
    (ii) Kasarani Youth Sports Academy.
  3. Community Service.
  4. Environment and livelihoods.