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Getrude – My Story

Getrude – My Story

Hi!  My name is Getrude Shitandi Okech, a simple lady aged 23 years old and here is my story.  I hope I will encourage someone. I was raised in a very humble background whereby I couldn't afford all the basic needs.  At the start of my education journey, I experienced...

Responding to COVID-19 – Prioritising our support

Responding to COVID-19 – Prioritising our support

As the COVID-19 virus impacts on life around the world, our work in Kenya is needed perhaps more than ever.  Our first thought is for our 105 sponsored students who are now studying at home due to the closure of their secondary schools.  It is uncertain how long this...

Kibera Community Emergency Response

Kibera Community Emergency Response

When we provide young Kenyans with scholarships so they can complete their secondary schooling, we tell them that they don’t owe anything to their sponsor or to the Red Rubber Ball Foundation. We just ask them to ‘Pay it Forward’ – that means doing something for...

Review of 2019

Review of 2019

The year saw us go through a full cycle in many different ways. School sponsorships Several of the very first students that we sponsored back in 2011, who completed their four years at secondary school, have now completed a further four years at university.  So the...

Wesley: MY STORY

Wesley: MY STORY

Currently studying:  Bachelor of Science in radiography At:  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology I was born in a family of five in Kisii county. My father (now deceased) was in casual employment at a Tea Processing company in Kiambu. I was enrolled...

Blood, Sweat and Gears

Blood, Sweat and Gears

The cry of “bump, bump, bump” and “knees up” are still vivid memories of our bike ride around the base of Mount Kenya.  “Bump, bump, bump” was the call along our line of riders as we came across the triple bumps in the road designed to slow motorists, but a hazard to...

Meet Tonny

Meet Tonny

He recently graduated with an upper second BSc degree in Actuarial Science from Multi-Media University in Kenya. We first met in 2011 when Tonny became one of the very first students that we sponsored. He had scored 362/500 in his primary school exams which secured...

In their own words

In their own words

One of the lovely things about providing our scholarships to children in Kenya is to read the letters they send through to their sponsor.  These can tend to be infrequent. As the children are spread all across Kenya in around 75 different schools, and mobile and...