Where we work





Peace and Sports Programme

The Peace and Sports Programme has been going on across the borders of neighboring countries of in north western Kenya, north eastern Uganda and Eastern Equatoria and jonglei states of Southern Sudan.

In Kenya, the specific project areas are Lokichoggio, Kakuma, Letea, Oropoi, Kalobeyei, Lodwar Western, Nyanza, Coast, Rift valley and Nairobi.

In North Western Uganda, the project areas are Kotido, Rengen, Panyangara and Kaabong.

In Southern Sudan, the specific project areas are Eastern Equatoria-Chukudum, Ikotos, Kuron-Kapoeta and Bor, Jonglei state.

Community Empowerment Initiative

The Community empowerment initiative based in Siaya and Kogelo.

Kenya Netherlands Sports and Development Partnership programme

Kenya Netherlands Sports and Development Partnership programme works in Siaya, Kisumu, Nairobi, Kilifi, Migori, Malaba, Eldoret, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu and Turkana.

How SOPA works

We strive to reach the youth with a similar psychological approach. Since we are a coordinating agency, we do this through implementing partners who ensure that the work is done in their communities and on ground, through CBO’s who reach out to the youths and ensure that the message of peace is preached, and through funding partners who ensure that we have enough resources to ensure our overall objectives are met. We on the other hand plan the activities to be taken place, build the capacities of the implementing partners and the CBO’s by organizing workshops and TOT’s. We also monitor and evaluate the activities on the ground to have indicators on what has been achieved and what has not been in order to strengthen the weak areas. The partners implementing the programme carry on with year long analysis and share their experiences in supporting local peace initiatives, lobby and advocacy on managing the threat of small arms in their communities in the cross border region.

Implementing Partners

  • Miva
  • Kotido Peace Initiative (KOPEIN) in Kotido Uganda
  • Catholic Diocese of Torit (CDOT)
  • Lokichoggio Oropoi Kakuma Development Organization(LOKADO)
  • Kuron Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron Sudan
  • Dodoth Agro Pastoralist Development organization (DADO)
  • Friends of Yala Swamp
  • Embassy of the Netherlands
  • International Sports Alliance
  • Women Win
  • KNVB
  • Rights To Play
  • Africa Sports and Talents Empowerment Programme (A-STEP)
  • Trans Nzoia Youth Sports Association(TYSA)
  • Catholic Diocese of Lodwar- Youth Empowerment Programme(DYEP)
  • (urban Youth)
  • Smart Ladies Kisumu
  • People’s Arts, Culture and Sports Organization for Development (PASCOD)
  • Center for Regeneration and Empowerment of Africa Through Africa (CRAETA) – Migori/Uriri
  • Maembe Sports Club
  • St. Johns Sports Association(SSS)
  • Nuru Development Centre
  • Initiative for Sport and Art (ISSA)
  • Amani Kibera
  • Sadili Oval
  • Box Girls
  • Safe Spaces
  • Moving the Goal Posts

The concept of the programmes SOPA undertakes was built by these organizations, only after they found that it was actually possible and successful to work with the specific communities in the region of the Karamoja cluster, Siaya district and the slum areas of the Kasarani division.