NAB AFL Auskick packs have been received with excitement at ‘Tina’s Kindy Kenya’ in Nairobi, Africa, thanks to the dedication of a fundraising group in Perth and the support of the West Australian Football Commission
‘Tina’s Kindy Kenya’ is making a remarkable difference to a number of orphans’ lives in the slums of Nairobi. Operating as an informal school, which now has over 480 kids attending; it caters for poor and orphaned children from Kindergarten to Year 8 and aims to make a significant difference to their lives through the provision of education.
Since 1995, a group of dedicated women in Perth have fundraised to support this incredible initiative. The West Australian Football Commission supported this charity in 2012 through the donation of NAB AFL Auskick packs that were distributed to a number of the kids at the school.
Nick Gray and his son Tim, who travelled to Nairobi as part of a group to visit the school, delivered a NAB AFL Auskick clinic to the students. Mr Gray said the success of the footy clinic and the Auskick packs, balls and Zaidee’s rainbow shoe laces was a sight to see. “The photos tell it all,” he said.
West Australian Football Commission Manager Junior Football, Mr Troy Kirkham saidit was a fantastic charity and the WAFC was proud to offer its support.
“Through the NAB AFL Auskick program, we are very proud to be able to support this great initiative by providing the children with NAB AFL Auskick packs that not only introduces them to the game of AFL football for the first time, but provides them with a school bag as well as sporting equipment such as a football, he said.
For more information on this wonderful program please visit www.tinaskindy.org.au