The Agency has put in place elaborate programs aimed at creating awareness on Anti-doping issues to all stakeholders in Kenya through effective information sharing and education programs.
These programs are aimed at fostering anti-doping behavior and creating a strong anti-doping culture in the country.
Information sharing programs
These are organized with an aim of providing athletes and other key stakeholders with accurate and up to date information on the following areas.
- Substances and methods on the Prohibited List.
- Anti-Doping Rules Violations.
- Consequences of doping.
- Doping Control Process.
- Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
- The risks associated with food supplements.
- Whereabouts information.
- Sports Nutrition.
- Ethical Issues in the fight against doping in sports.
- Responsibilities of various stakeholders in the fight against doping.
These are awareness and sensitization campaigns organized for athletes and other key stakeholders during major national and and/or county sports competitions/championships.
Our outreach programs are interactive and allows participants to ask questions to our experienced educators.
Key stakeholders for information sharing programs are;
- Athletes Support Personnel (coaches, trainers, physiotherapists, team doctors, managers, other team officials)
- National Sports Federation Officials
- Medical Practitioners
- Universities and Colleges
- Media Personnel
- Gym Instructors
- Doping Control Officers/Chaperones
- Anti-Doping Educators
- Schools’ games teacher
- Government officials.
- Legal fraternity.
Values Based Education program
The directorate organizes sporting activities aimed at promoting and inculcating ‘Spirit of Sport’ values among the young and upcoming athletes of ages below 16 years. The activities are carried out during school holidays and/or weekends. This target group is still in its formative stages hence to influence positively. The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya is also partnering with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to mainstream Values Based Anti-Doping Education in the schools’ curricula.
‘Spirit of Sport’ values include
- Ethics, fair play and honesty
- Excellence in performance
- Character and education
- Fun and joy
- Team work
- Dedication and commitment
- Respect for rules and laws
- Respect for self and other participants
- Community and solidarity