Friday 30 March 2012

Sports Team Kenya - packed and ready to go

On Saturday 31st March, a team of 15 young people and 7 adults will board a plane at Heathrow bound for Nairobi Kenya.

Once there, the team will deliver a week-long programme of workshops and activities for children and adults, based at Spurgeons Academy, a CRED partner who are located in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi.

One square mile in size and home to well over 1 million people living in appalling conditions, with no running water, no sanitation and no electricity, Kibera is one of the largest slums in the world. Spurgeons Academy serves some of the poorest and most vulnerable children in Kibera, and the CRED team will be working with these children during the week - doing a range of sporting activities that will culminate in a mini-Olympics next Saturday.

The team will also be running some sports workshops for adults from the area who give up their time to coach the youngsters in football, and this will culminate in a football tournament for those teams, also on Saturday.

The CRED team have all been hard at work over the past few months scrimping and saving, fundraising, begging and borrowing, (but not stealing), so that they now have a wonderful array of resources to take out and bless the community with.
Check back here on a regular basis to read updates of the trip, and hear from different team members how we are getting on.

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