“I was not lucky to be brought up in a well off family and during my early years my parents could not afford two meals in a day. I worked hard in school and as a runner to change the situation.
“I ran to national level and that opened the door for me to represent the Kenyan national team in 2007 at the All Africa Games. I could see my dream come true when I attended several Golden League races in Europe.
“In 2009 when I attended a mile race for the opening of Aberdeen Sports Village, I met Myles Edwards and we became good friends. Later he came to train with me in Kenya and we toured central region and in particular visited the Pavilion Village children’s home. When we both realised the challenges the home were enduring such as having only one meal in a day, no electricity and poor clothes and shoes, we came up with idea of setting up a charity to help less fortunate kids.
“We have already seen the fruits as not just all the children at Pavilion Village are back in school or have even joined university but we could also enable hundreds of children in other regions of Kenya to attend school and live in safe housing.
“We hope that in the future we will do more.”
Gideon manages all of our operations in the ground in Kenya and is regularly driving all over the country to ensure everything is running smoothly and in line with our high standards.
Gideon Gathimba | Founder