KENYA

 

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Purosangue Deep Breath

Local Partner:  Purosangue Athletics Club

Recipients: The direct beneficiaries are 20 young local athletes of about 20 years, selected according to their attitudes. The indirect beneficiaries are their families and the children to whom will be offered the opportunity to play sports on an ongoing basis, with qualified staff.

Harambee’s contribution:  € 20,000

Description: Purosangue is highly specialized in the field of running. It trains high-level athletes respecting them in every aspect of their personal and professional life. Purosangue grants them scholarships, accommodation, supports in the workout and selects with them the international competitions to take part, but above all, PUROSANGUE does NOT retain any percentage on their winnings. In return, it demands from athletes an irreproachable conduct in their private, sporting and professional life, inspired by the NO DOPING culture.

Activity: The project aims at support children and teenagers through the practice of sport providing continuous training: in the techniques of training; sports massage; the use of the stopwatch and the organization of competitions. The sports training will be supplemented with the teaching of other subjects such as photography and video-maker so that future coaches are also able to produce photographic and video material. A computer course will also be implemented as indispensable tool for communication strategies to allow participants to manage the relationships among athletes, managers, organizers, and social network.


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EASTLAND COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Local Partner: Strathmore Educational Trust

Recipients: 60 students from the mechanics course, aged 18-35, from the outskirts of Nairobi.

Harambee’s Contribution: € 20,000

Description: In Kenya, more than 67% of the unemployed are young, and of this group, around 90% have no training. There is also a large gap between the skills required by the market and those offered by various educational institutions. In addition, the informal microenterprise sector employs almost 9 out of every 10 workers in the private sector. Boosting productivity and encouraging integration in the formal sector would increase employment, improve access to credit and contribute to the increase in national GDP. In this context, the Eastlands College of Technology, since 2003, offers professional training in the field of electronic technology and communications to disadvantaged and unemployed youth in the suburbs of Nairobi.

Activity: The aim of the project is to strengthen the Eastlands College of Technology by setting up a mechanical and equipment laboratory