Voice of America: Carolina for Kibera Jump Rope Squad Eyes World Championship
Thursday, December 11, 2014: Aid for Africa member Carolina for Kibera started its jump rope initiative in 2010 to instill confidence in children living in Nairobi’s slum of Kibera. After winning numerous competitions they hope to become world champions. In June, the CFK Sprinters represented Kenya and came in third out of 16 countries at the 2014 World Jump Pope Competition that was held in the U.S. state of Florida.
David Okoth, one of the three coaches, takes pride in not only conditioning the CFK Sprinters but giving them a sense of self-worth through mentorship. “Generally jump rope it brings the youth around Kibera together for those who cannot take part in any other sport like football, running. They can take part in jump rope,” he notes. Read the Voice of America article.