Football keeps young refugees’ dreams alive in Kenya’s Kakuma camp

Football has become part of the fabric of young people’s lives in the Kakuma refugee camp, allowing refugees like Abdirahman to showcase their talents and follow their dreams.


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Abdirahman Sheuna, 14, poses with a medal he won at the “Kakuma Football Festival for Schools”.

As the sun sinks towards the horizon, casting long shadows across the dusty football pitch in Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya, one player – Abdirahman Sheuna – stands out not just for his skillful feints and turns with the ball but because most of the other players tower over him.
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