After 10 years of working progress Victor, Kennedy, Derrick and Eddy (4 of the boys in our long-term sport development program) have earned a spot at the World Duathlon Championships Elite & U23 to be held in Pontevedra, Spain from 27th Apr to 5th May 2019. These 4 athletes are at a critical stage of transition from amateur to professional athletics. The ultimate goal is for all 4 to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Kenya has an oversupply of top-class athletes numbering in the tens of thousands. The opportunities for all of them to live to their potential is limited as most lack the exposure that a professional athlete needs to be successful. Recent surveys suggests that for every one Kenyan athlete who makes it to the global stage, hundreds of others scrap by. After 10 years of developing young boys and girls from Kibera Slums to become professional athletes. It is now time to break this ceiling.
The exposure that comes with attending the World Championships will not only change their perspectives about life, and the world but it would also shape their dreams and give them the sense that you can achieve whatever you set out to achieve even when its hard. That is the most powerful weapon you can give to anyone.
An appearance at the World Championships would trigger a chain reaction among the youthful peers of the 4 boys and hundreds of other upcoming athletes in Kibera Slums who will draw inspiration form their dedication to work towards their own athletic goals