• Working with the wonderful volunteers of Oyugis, Kenya

    May 2nd, 2010.

    Our Coaches Andy, Anna, Graham and Nick have just finished a 10 day, 30 hour course with 51 young coaches with the SEP project in Oyugis, Kenya.

    SEP is the brainchild of Festus Juma and the organization uses football, agriculture and education to enhance the community.  Young players are given seed and fertilizer to grow maize, mangoes, beans, and avocado on their family land and any produce that was surplus is sold at market and the funds must be used to pay for school fees.  It is an outstanding project.

    Festus identified that there was a great need for coaching standards to improve and we set about empowering the young people.  On day one we started our new Football For Female Empowerment Junior Coach program and worked with 27 novice teenagers.  It was an unbelievably successful program where the differences and standards on day ten compared to day one were so obvious.  Our coaches gave these young women, ‘a voice and a choice’.

    On Day 10, 51 coaches received their certificates and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation shirts and our coaches departed from this incredibly poor rural community knowing that our work had made a huge difference to this FIFA Football for Hope sponsored program.

    Congratulations to all members of SEP who worked their socks off to use our time to the fullest.

    See some photos of the Certificate Day at:

    SEP 2 – http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2450845&id=2721362&l=a869697423