Train Talented, Underprivileged Runners in Kenya

$885 $49,115
Raised Remaining


This project provides training, support and motivation to underprivileged athletes in Kenya to help them pursue their dreams of becoming marathon or Olympic champions and to develop careers as runners.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

According to the United Nations, 46% of the Kenyan population lives below the poverty line, earning less than $1.25 a day. Kenyan athletes focus on running as a way of escape from poverty and unemployment. Most of them also drop out of school due to lack of school fees and instead put their hope in running. Every year in Kenya there are thousands of young talented runners who start their journey to elite running but most of them quit after a few months of training due to lack of support.

How will this project solve this problem?

We provide equipment, training facilities, training, coaching, and educational support to underprivileged athletes in Kenya. Runners are provided with academic scholarships while they pursue their running career to help them continue their education.

Potential Long Term Impact

Success as a runner elevates both the Kenyan athlete and their community. They are encouraged to pursue their education in general. They are opened to new opportunities when given the chance to compete in world-class marathon events. They become self-employed and play a key role in poverty eradication and the reduction of youth unemployment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $885

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $885 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Johnson City, Tennessee United States

Where is this project located?

Kenya   Sport
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