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I will be taking part in several trail runs this year including  lewa marathon  to raise secondary school fees for Lilian and other kids like her supported by  Sports for Change ,a Kenyan organization that helps underprivileged kids access quality education, to learn more about the charity visit www.sports4change.org

Lilian’s story:

In January this year, we took a group for a camping trip in Mt. Suswa, a massive double cratered volcano in rift valley.  I had taken some books to donate to a local school which was started by our guide and maasai elder Jeremiah. He told me the history and performance of the school. Last year, the top pupil was a girl who had scored 311 out of the possible 500 marks. This was good performance from a girl who lives and schooled in a very remote area. He further told me that the girl needs sponsorship to further her education. 

We arranged to visit her family and meet her.Her family compound is that of popular maasai homestead known as manyata. Her dad has 3 wives and this is clearly illustrated by the huts in the compound. Each wife has her own hut and there is a fourth one for the overall head of the family-the father. The wives got 12 kids between them. The elder wife is 35 years and got 5 kids while The youngest wife is 27 years and have two young kids.Filled with curiosity, we requested to tour Lilian’s mum hut. The set up was very simple and very traditional. It had 3 stones in the middle that is used as a kitchen and two traditional beds on each side, each bed got a hard plastic that resemble cow skin. There were no mattresses or blankets.

We met Lilian and chatted abit with her. She told us of her dream of becoming a pilot. Her passion is to help her family and the community. Back in Nairobi, I embarked on getting a good school for her. My first thought was to get her a slot in Dr.Kamudia girls in Nyeri where two girls in our program school. The principal  gladly accepted her. She joined form one in Feb. This was a big culture shock for her. It was her first time out of Suswa town,her first time in the city, her first time in a boarding school and her first time to sleep on a real bed. 

Why you should donate to this cause?

Education is the best gift you can give someone with a passion to study. Your donation will not only help one girl but a whole community. Join me and be part of this great success.

How you can Help?

You can help me reach my target by sponsoring my run, All donations small and big are accepted and appreciated. Share my story with your friends or run, fund raise and join this great cause.

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