news: January 2019
Realisation of the first Klabu ClubHouse in Kalobeyei settlement, Kenya
After 3 months of hard work we where able to celebrate the grand opening of the very first Klabu Clubhouse in Kalobeyei village 1. Narda Beunders, architect of Roof for Humanity, worked there together with a great construction team of local, Turkana, plus other Kenyan people and refugees from different countries, to realise a wonderful Sport Club.
This place contains a lending-desk for the Klabu facilities, a library system where people can lend balls, games, goals, football shoes, cloths and other sport equipment, the managers office and a community space with entertainment stage and shadow spaces for playing indoor games.
The team had many talented people who truly all brought their own quality to this project. Together we made special elements and furniture to make this place feel like home. A real community ClubHouse where all youth feels comfortable and where people can be active together. Play games inside and play sports around it.
Our wonderful partner Klabu made it possible to create this fantastic project in Kalobeyei together with our great construction team all of local people. They connected us to local partners LWF and UNHCR, who facilitated the site, the needed permissions and other connections to make it all possible.
The opening Saturday 26th of January was a great day, wonderful performances, speeces and many happy visitors from Kalobeyei and surrounding.
In the first months of the Club House, up and running, led by the four local managers, trained by Klabu, it turns out to be a great success. As we can count 8.125 new Klabu sport members, the people from Kalobeyei use the Club and the sport items with great pleasure.
Many youth are playing indoor games daily, people play volleyball on the fields built by RfH’s construction team, use the fitness equipment made by one of the neighbours of the club, Andrew, fitness fan and constructor and many young people play football every day to train for the next tournaments or local competitions in Kalobeyei or Kakuma.
The Klabu Club House is besides a SportClub a wonderful community space, where the youth of Kalobeyei meets and feels welcome to be him or herself. Open to every one, no matter what background, religion or culture, all people are welcome. If you want to join the club, you can! Even from any other country of the world. Have a look at KLABU’s website and see how you can become a supporter. You can make it possible to enable sports for everyone!
@ All pictures above made by Coco Olakunle
news: 5th of January 2018
Yes! it's official
Having operated under the flag of the Boat Refugee Foundation for the past 2,5 years, the time has come for Roof for Humanity to stand on its own in building safe community spaces there where it’s needed.
On the 5th of January 2018, papers were signed that officially made Roof for Humanity a foundation. We are thankful and happy to now contribute to humane conditions for people living as refugees, supervised and supported by our own managing directors and board of advice.
The focus of Roof for Humanity remains unchanged. We long to build places for people to feel welcome and protected from all weather circumstances. A place for people to gather, for children to learn and play, where activities such as workshops, lectures and film nights can be organised easily.
We build these places with the residents of the refugee camps, local people and volunteers. This is how we share our experiences, learn from each other and create a network of people who support one another. Roof for Humanity partners with local companies and organisations to get to know current needs, accurate situations and together seeking opportunities to create a sustainable project.
Near upon, we shall present to you the new foundation team.
So stay tuned!