uses football as a vehicle to encourage children into school and away from the drug and gang culture of the local area.
The project was set up by Peter Githingi in 2005 on a bumpy grass field in the Central Kenyan town of Chaka, which has population of approximately 17,000.
Peter and Gideon Gathimba have been good friends for many years and on Myles’ second trip to Kenya back in 2012 the pair visited the project to see for themselves the work that Peter was doing to help children in Chaka.
Hugely impressed by the motivation and work ethic the children showed during the practice and saddened by the poor quality of equipment they were operating with, Myles headed back to the UK in search of a sponsor to donate some new kit and equipment.
Prosource.IT – an IT services company in Aberdeen – and who are now Principal Sponsor of the charity, kindly donated £1,000 which bought tops, shorts and socks for each of the kids as well as equipment such as cones, balls and goal frames. The foundation is now proudly supporting a number of the kids through primary, secondary and further education.
Peter has now guided hundreds of children through this inspiring project which has drastically improved the school attendance levels and grades of all youngsters involved.
Peter is an extremely enthusiastic, organised and charitable person. It is a real pleasure for us to be able to support his work and an honour that he is now working with us on a number of different projects.