“We are too poor to afford an education, but unless we have an education we will always be poor”

Those words explain why the Red Rubber Ball Foundation exists – to provide opportunities for young people across Africa, but primarily in Kenya, to get a full education.

We believe that ‘anything is possible … if you put your mind to it’.

Through these four main projects and the support of individuals, families, companies and schools in the UK and beyond, children get that chance to escape poverty once and for all.

Our sponsors have given nearly 150 bright young people the chance to complete their education and reach their full potential.

The only school in Kenya with its own cycling club, provides an opportunity for children in Kibera to have fun, learn skills and build confidence.

Our students are matched with business leaders who become their mentor and help them pursue their ambitions.

Villagers learn farming skills and are given plants and seeds to improve their own crops, and obtain clean, fresh water from our bore hole.

The Red Rubber Ball Foundation was set up by Neil Kirby – here he explains why we do what we do.  Our efforts are all voluntary – Neil gives 5% of his business income to the Foundation + an even greater % of his time.

This means  that all fundraising, governance and admin costs are fully covered.

So we can guarantee that every penny donated goes 100% to these projects.

The Red Rubber Ball Foundation is an independent charity, with no political, tribal or religious allegiance. We have supported boys and girls from all backgrounds in 20 of the 47 counties of Kenya. Our only criteria is that they need our help.

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Cheboi’s story

Cheboi’s story

Cheboi is typical of the children that we support - his family simply couldn’t afford the school fees for him to attend Nakuru Boys High school, a prestigious boarding school where Cheboi had secured a place thanks to a score of 377 out of 500 in his KCPE primary...

John’s story

John’s story

Like many young Kenyans, John was raised by a single parent in a rural village in western Kenya.  John explains the effect this had on his schooling: “I remember sitting KCPE three times due to lack of school fees since my family was humble and could not raise my...

Review of the Year 2018

Review of the Year 2018

Cheboi is typical of the children that we support - his family simply couldn’t afford the school fees for him to attend Nakuru Boys High school, a prestigious boarding school where Cheboi had secured a place thanks to a score of 377 out of 500 in his KCPE primary...