There are thousands of underprivileged, talented runners in Kenya with undeveloped potential. This project provides the training, support and motivation they need as they prepare for their future careers as runners. They are encouraged to pursue their education in general. Together we can help ensure that these talented Kenyan runners continue to pursue their dreams. Help raise the future marathon or Olympic champions!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Every year in Kenya there are thousands of young talented runners who start their journey to elite running but most of them quit after few months of training due to lack of support. Most of them also drop out of school due to lack of school fees and instead put their hope in running. When their running dreams are ended prematurely they have nothing else to turn to except poverty. We together will help change that!
How will this project solve this problem?
This project provides effective training and coaching through highly skilled running coaches and trainers. Athletic training facilities will include a gym, swimming pool and training room. We offer vital leadership and economic skills to help them become productive citizens in their communities as they progress towards elite running. Runners are provided with academic scholarships while they pursue their running careers - so they do not drop out of school.
Potential Long Term Impact
YOUR donation will open up a new world of opportunities and a chance of winning a world-class marathon race for many youths. Most of the talented runners in Kenya who receive the necessary support become successful elite athletes. They become self-employed and play a key role in poverty eradication in their communities. By helping one underprivileged talented runner to succeed in running and education means helping the whole community to eradicate poverty and reduce youth unemployment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $435
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $49,565
Total Funding Goal: $50,000