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Kenya

Shaping young lives, developing people and learning and sharing knowledge with local coaches

Kenya is home to a diverse culture, breath-taking landscapes – including the stunning vistas of the Great Rift Valley, which our volunteer teams see on their expedition legs between Kenya and Uganda – national parks, wildlife and bird-teeming lakes. The country’s official languages are English and Swahili. Highly deprived slum areas exist in parts of Nairobi, where we operate, such as Mathare and Kibera.

More than rugby

Rugby in Kenya, including its first recorded fixtures, dates back to the early 1900s with the union and clubs, such as Nondescripts, forming in the 1920s. Today domestic rugby is competitive and, in the sevens format, the national team’s success on the world stage provides a source of inspiration for young players. In Nairobi, we work closely with the Shamas Rugby Foundation, who, like Bhubesi Pride Foundation, sees rugby as more than just a sport. Shamas works with over 1,500 children, many from highly challenging and abusive home environments. Programs aim to build players’ confidence and teach life-skills to help them make better life decisions and greater contributions to their communities.

Rugby & beyond in Kenya

Get a glimpse into one of our partnering schools, meet Shamas coach, Linet, and see former Saracens & Namibia national player, Jacques Burger, coaching with us in Nairobi

A window into: St. Teresa's Primary
Meet Shamas coach, Linet Wahome
Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride
Nairobi

Project work in Kenya

Developing youth and community leaders through rugby, Nairobi

Developing youth and community leaders through rugby, Nairobi

We’re strengthening our relationship with the Shamas Rugby Foundation, lengthening our annual volunteer coaching programs in Nairobi, providing funded opportunities for Shamas coaches to travel with the charity to other African countries and we’re exploring new ways with Shamas to support future initiatives.

How you can sponsor our projects

Pride Stories: Kenya

Learn about the children and all those playing their part in the Pride: Local coaches, volunteers, donors and charity partners. Could it be you?

Join Our Journey

You have three incredibly exciting ways to help make an impact with Bhubesi Pride Foundation. Choose how you’d like to join our journey.

Volunteering Options

Volunteer

Coach rugby and experience Africa on our unique overland expedition. Volunteer and stay at our Malawi community centre, individually or arrange a group visit

Volunteering options
Sponsor a Project

Sponsor

Choose to sponsor any of the latest legacy projects we’re initiating or supporting and help us make a lasting impact

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Make a Donation

Donate

Support the growth and sustainability of our work by making a donation today

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Join the Expedition

Join the Expedition

Be a big part of the very special, and original, journey which has seen us earn universal recognition and inspire a global rugby community.

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