Italian Football Club AC Milan to Support Nairobi Slums

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    Students from the Alice for Children foundation displaying AC Milan inspired art.
  • Italian Giants AC Milan through their Milan Foundation on Tuesday, October 20, unveiled a project dubbed Coronavirus Prevention Plan targeting children in Nairobi slums.

    The club has partnered with Alice for Children, an Italian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that focuses on the plight of children in Africa.

    Since 2007 the NGO has built two primary schools that host 2,000 children from Korogocho and Dandora which are part of the most populated slums in Nairobi.

    An aerial photo showing a section of Dandora Estate in Nairobi.
    An aerial photo showing a section of Dandora Estate in Nairobi.

    The partnership will see the club cater for medical bills for the children in slums.

    The team also has a social worker and teachers who will help in monitoring the health status of the children from disadvantaged areas.

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, the team has conducted Covid-19 tests to 50 children who have fortunately all turned negative. The tests were done at designated and official health facilities.

    AC Milan also supports the children with food relief packages with about 1,000 in the Alice for Children programme being visited by the team comprising health service providers and teachers.

    The Milan Foundation Secretary-General, Rocco Giorgianni was delighted to enter into another partnership with Alice for Children.

    "This initiative is an aid to the Covid-19 emergency in the slums of Nairobi, which we at Fondazione Milan know well, having collaborated for some time with Alice for Children. 

    "If the virus were to explode in the conditions in which people live, crowded both outside the community and at home, where they live in a few square meters without toilets and with the addition of hunger caused by unemployment induced by the lockdown, it would be bad," he explained.

    AC Milan and the NGO have strengthened their relations having previously partnered with Slum Champions League project in 2011 when the teams of school children in the major slums of Nairobi faced off in a city tournament. 

    File image of Kibera slums in Nairobi