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Love & Basketball: Transformation in Nairobi, Kenya

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The Nairobi Leadership Foundation is transforming one of the world’s largest informal settlements, Kibra, through the power of relationships. 

In this podcast episode of the Traditioned Innovation series, Executive Director Gideon Ochieng describes how they’re using basketball courts to bring people together in Nairobi – and empower young people as future leaders!

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Celia Vigil

Communications Fellow

What book, movie, quote, or tv show has most shaped your understanding of leadership or the city?   

A quote that has shaped my understanding of leadership and the city is, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”

While the amount of work there is to do to transform cities is great, this quote reminds me that we are freed from having to complete it all, though our obligation to continue remains. We may never see a huge transformation in our lifetime. The work stretches far beyond us. However, this does not make our acts of faithfulness in the day to day less significant, no matter how small they may seem.