Sport  Kenya Project #33032

Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships

by Kibera Sport Development Programme
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Support 4 Slum Boys Compete at World Championships
Kennedy and Eddy leading the race
Kennedy and Eddy leading the race

Dear Donors and Supporters,

I am happy to inform you that one of the boys you have supported thrugh this page is now the World Duathlon Champion in his age category. This was Kenya's first ever Gold Medal in the sport of duathlon. You can see the post race interview here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzZaXWCuSfM

Kennedy won the World Duathlon Championships in Pontevedra, Spain on 28th April 2019. The win has motivated himself and other boys and girls from the slums and made them believe in what's possible.

We are currently in training preparing for the next world championships in Almere, Netherlands in September 2020. We hope to bring along afew girls to the team as well in 2020.

 

Please pray for us and thank you for your continued support

Kennedy on the podium
Kennedy on the podium

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Dear Donors & Supporters,

 

Our athletes are currently at a high altitude training camp in Iten, Kenya. A small town over 8000ft above sea level.

We hope this will give us the much needed fitness ahead of the competition in just over 2 months.

We still need more support to get to where we want to go so we appeal to you to appeal to your friends and family to support us too.

We have this time made a short video to share with you about the progress of our athletes preparing to compete in Spain.

Please watch it and feel encouraged to share with your friends and/or family.

You can view the video link here:

https://youtu.be/ybLj9v2et0U

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From the 6th and 14th July 2018, over 3500 athletes from over 45 nationalities gathered in the
Danish island of Fyn for the World Multisport Championships. Amongst them were 4 unlikely
athletes from Kibera slums in Nairobi. The first time in history an African team has made it to
this prestigious event. Nine years ago, Kennedy, Victor and Eddy were hopeless and destitute
children wasting away in the slums. Today, they are the embodiment of hope; competing at the
world championships against the very best in one of the most elitist sports and knowing the
kind of results that we can produce has changed us forever. We have continued to receive
compliments from far and wide around the globe about our performance in Fyn. We don’t
share the enthusiasm in the result, but value the experience gained and lessons learnt and are
already back to training again for the next race.
In 2007 when I started the program I used a few thousand shillings out of my government
school fees loan for my university education but today, I am very grateful to you for believing in
my vision and venturing in this journey with us. We couldn’t have done this without our donors
and corporate sponsors who continue to support us even though we can only give them very
little publicity. They do it out of love and the desire to be a part of something great. This has
been a decade-long labor of love, amazing progress and heartbreaks. But we have persevered.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
But I believe we are well on schedule to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and this is the
ultimate goal. The next 2 years will be intense with over 12 local races and 3 international
competitions to attend to help give us that much needed push to Tokyo Olympics.
I will separately share the race report and photos in the coming days.


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Organization Information

Kibera Sport Development Programme

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Vincent Ochieng
Nairobi, Kenya

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