Help Underprivileged Talented Runners in Kenya
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Every year several poor young talented runners in Kenya turn to running as a way to get out of poverty and help their families and communities. Unfortunately majority of these poor talented runners quit both running and school for lack of support.
Every year several poor young talented runners in Kenya turn to running as a way to get out of poverty and help their families and communities. While few of them become lucky in achieving their dreams usually as a result of support from well-wishers and friends, majority of these poor talented runners quit for lack of support. In Kenya students have to pay high tuition and fees to get high school education but since the families of most of the underprivileged talented runners are poor, they can’t afford the high school tuition and fees for their children. Most of them usually drop out of high school. In most cases these poor talented runners try their luck in running as the only option to get out of poverty.

To succeed as a young poor runner in Kenya you need support in form of training equipment and uniform, coaching, room and board, moral support as well as guidance. There are a few private paid training camps and clubs in Kenya where runners can access the necessary training support but they are very expensive for poor talented runners. That means only those who can afford to pay the expensive fee can train in these camps and clubs. Building a community training center for these underprivileged talented runners where they can train for free and get all the support they need will give them a better opportunity to succeed.

Greater Challenge Facing Kenyan Youth

The young people in Kenya make up more than 60% of the population and more than 64% of this population is unemployed. That is significantly higher than the nation’s current unemployment rate of 40%. Most of the young underprivileged talented runners in Kenya who receive the necessary support become successful elite athletes as most of us have seen in global running events. These successful young runners become self-employed and play a key role in poverty eradication in the communities they come from.
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