Boxgirls Kenya is a community-based Organisation set up to build the work started by Coach Analo Anjere (popularly known as Priest) who had been coaching young men and women in the Eastlands parts of Nairobi for many years. Priest was coaching boys and two girls came to the window of Kariobangi Social Hall and said they wanted to box just like the boys, Priest overheard their conversation and got them to come train together with the boys. In 2008 Kenya experienced a political crisis that led to post election violence and many women and girls were sexually harassed and this led to trauma within the communities. This led to the birth of Boxgirls Kenya which became a safe haven for these women and girls allowing them to share their experiences and issues affecting them openly and freely.
THE BIRTH OF BOXGIRLS
"To create a world where women and girls lead dignified lives in secure communities where they are valued as equal members of the society and have control over their bodies"
Who We Are
Boxgirls Kenya is a Community Based Organization that exists to create a World where women and girls lead dignified lives in secure communities where they are valued as equal members and have control over their sexualities and economic development. It aims to be a sustainable Organization that seeks to provide projects that reach out to many young women and girls in marginalized communities.
Boxgirls Kenya uses a sport component which is Boxing to positively engage women and girls in activities where they are informed about their rights and can develop Life and Leadership skills. Currently the Organization is impacting the lives of girls in Kariobangi, Huruma, Mathare, Korogocho, Kayole, Kariadudu, Babadogo and Western Region in Ekambuli.
‘A society where every girl holds the power to create opportunities for themselves and that for others’