The Stevenage FC in the Community trip to Kenya concluded earlier today when the party arrived back safely at the club after a 26 hour journey from Nakuru.
Over the 12 day trip the 24-strong Boro contingent – made up of club employees, community coaches and Boro fans - has worked tirelessly on two school projects in the town at Jubilee Academy, where they helped to design and build a new playground and assist with teaching, and Luchema Primary School where they assisted with further vital construction tasks and teaching.
Together the work completed at both sites will benefit hundreds of Nakuru youngsters with new and / or improved facilities, as well as educational support and sports coaching.
The group made many new friends along the way, including the local Ulinzi Warriors team whom they helped cheer onto victory last weekend, staff at the Kivu resort where they stayed and of course the teachers and children at both projects.
Most importantly the club now has a new Kenyan fan base after the group spread the word about Boro and introduced both the Dale Cavese and Tetris chants to locals on a number of occasions throughout the trip!
A selection of photos from Kenya 2013 can be found on the club’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stevenagefcofficial whilst a more extensive gallery can be found at club photographer Kevin Coleman’s website: www.kevincoleman.com.
It is the club’s intention to host a Kenya celebration in the Broadhall Suite after a Saturday home game in the first few weeks of the season, which will give fans the opportunity to speak to the volunteers and take a look at some of the photos and videos for themselves. It may also encourage those who didn’t take part this time to consider signing up to any future trips. Further information on this celebration will be posted on the club website and social media channels when more information becomes available.
A return trip to Nakuru next year is unlikely at this stage, but Kenya 2015……