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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...

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

2018 saw calm return to Kenya as the President and Opposition leader agreed a truce and we could once again focus on our projects. The cycling club was able to recover from the theft of all bikes following violence after the elections at the end of 2017, with some...

Inspiring the next generation in Kenya

Inspiring the next generation in Kenya

The Red Rubber Ball Foundation have been providing scholarships to allow children in Kenya to attend secondary school since 2011 and in that time, 193 children have been able to continue their schooling.  That’s an amazing 630 school years altogether. We...

Looking for an adventure – attention all cyclists

Looking for an adventure – attention all cyclists

Life in the Kibera slums is tough by anyone’s standards.  There is little income, few activities and many temptations – drugs, glue, gangs, crime, prostitution … The Kibera Cycling Club offers a chance to escape from this, to make new friends and learn skills that...

Be The Inspiration

Be The Inspiration

That’s the rallying cry of Rotary this year and it sits well with our own approach. We look to give opportunities to young people, so they can make the most of their lives - for many escaping poverty. Rotary has been a big part in our progress. I first met Alan...