I had the honor of joining Futbol Mas in Kibera, Kenya for a fun football practice session with the local children. It was an eye-opening experience just to walk through Kibera to get to the football pitch. The region is Africa’s largest and the world’s 3rd largest slum consisting of roughly 1.5 million people and home to dump sites that hold foundations for homes in the country. The problem is that the garbage along with human waste is scattered throughout Kibera making it very inhospitable for living conditions. River waters have been contaminated by overflowing garbage.
Fútbol Más help the children of Kibera region forget about the hard conditions surrounding them if even for a split moment. They are introduced to team work, organizational skills, mentorship and most importantly having fun.
To learn more about the organization please follow their Facebook page Futbol Mas Kenya or visit http://www.futbolmas.org/pais-kenia/
Today was the day I was suppose to catch a ride with Lilli Molitor to the border of Namanga region, which splits Tanzania and Kenya apart. This is the area I ended my last walk. Our plan was to walk from the border to Nairobi via the A104 road but before we would leave our bags behind at my buddy Neil’s house. I met Neil the year before in Vilanculos, Mozambique during my journey. Once we met up with Neil he was prepping to climb Mt. Kenya with his friend Lucy, they had just an hour before they had to depart. They both asked if we’d be keen to join, after some back and forth talks with Lilli we decided to climb the mountain with them. That was probably the most last minute mountain climbing decision ever made. However the days ahead of us would tell us it was well worth it.
A modern explorer recently finished a voyage of walking across Africa entirely by foot and kayak.