The Kenya Rugby Union through its Development department commemorated this year’s International Women’s Day by visiting the Orbit Orphanage in Embakasi on Monday 8th March 2021.
Lead by the Development coordinator Ronald Okoth and Christabel Lindo and the Kenya Lionesses trio of Judith Auma and Joy Kendagor together with members of the Bomet University Rugby team, they worked together with the Nilishe Foundation whose objective is to empower girls to learn how to stand on their two feet.
This orphanage was commissioned by the Late Jean-Luc Barthes when he last visited Kenya in 2016 and it has since then produced over 120 rugby-playing children.
Okoth, the KRU’s Development Coordinator, thanked all those who contributed to this visit both in kind or through the cash contribution that was used to purchase some of the items the management had requested to receive.
On Sunday, March 7th, the Kenya Lionesses, lead by Team Manager Camilyne Oyuayo and Captain Philadelphia Orlando were invited by the Kiberablackstar Slum Soka girls’ rugby team in conjunction with the French Embassy in an activity to commemorate International Women’s Day. Aline Kuster, the French Ambassador to Kenya and Somalia was part of the group of ladies who visited the Black Stars.