2019 edition of the Kenyan leg of Bhubesi Pride coaching clinics were launched at the St. Theresa’s Girls’School in Nairobi on Friday 1 February 2019.
This is the opening leg of a six month tour through nine countries in Eastern and Southern Africa that will see Bhubesi Pride’s volunteer coaches impart rugby and life skills in addition to other CSR activities in the host countries.
Bhubesi Pride Project Manager Sofia Domingos, speaking at the launch, said,
“It is important that we lay the foundations early in order to impart skills to the children, not only playing skills but life skills as well. Once you tap into the skill and belief of the young children, nothing can stop them from succeeding in whatever it is they set out to do….be it playing for Kenya or looking to make it in life off the rugby pitch. Sky is the limit.” G4S Kenya Managing Director Steven Barry, speaking to the media on the sidelines of the event launch said, “
"This is the seventh year we’ve been involved with Bhubesi, it’s a real partnership, it is something we have committed to year in year out. The week of the clinics is one thing…the good news is the people from the specific schools will be benefiting from the legacy program from G4S.”
The Nairobi clinics which kicked off on Monday 4 February 2019 are being run in partnership with the Shamas Rugby Foundation and sponsored by G4S Kenya, targeting 280 children.
They will run until Friday 8 February 2019 across four primary schools in Nairobi’s Mathare area, namely Mathare 4A, Drive In, St. Theresa’s Boys and St. Theresa’s Girls, paving way for a one day tournament at the Braeburn School in Garden Estate on Saturday 9 February 2019.