COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Our Commitment to the People of Iten

By joining a running camp in Iten with us you are supporting the following ideals:

Job Creation

In an area with high rates of unemployment we provide skilled work for locals and support local businesses and people

Fair Pay

Our motivated and highly skilled staff are paid substantially above the going rate and in return we expect an excellent standard of work

Additional Income for local runners

We provide work as pacemakers and guides to local runners to support their training

Our Charity Partner

The Kenya Experience are proud to partner with Gathimba Edwards Foundation to ‘Give kids in Kenya a chance’. For every booking made we purchase you a bracelet from GEF to support their projects in Kenya.

Gathimba Edwards Foundation was set by Myles Edwards and Gideon Gathimba to give kids in Kenya a chance.

With numerous projects across Kenya their aim is to help disadvantaged children get a start in life, whether it be food, education or shelter and giving them the opportunity to not only live their lives as children but also to develop as adults.

“The support of The Kenya Experience runners is truly life changing for our kids and is giving them the chance of a very bright future.”

Myles Edwards

Gathimba Edwards Foundation

Our Guidelines for Guests Visiting Iten:

Respect local runners

Local runners are not tourist attractions, please respect them at all times and especially when they are training. We facilitate opportunities for you to observe Kenyan runners training but it is important that we do not interfere or distract athletes.

Respect the local community

As with the runners, other members of the local community are also not tourist attractions and this includes the local children. When we are walking past local schools please do not distract the children who are in class.

Only take photos with permission

If you wish to take photos of the people in and around Iten please ensure you have their permission to do so.

Consider the implications of giving sweets to local kids

Friendly local children are a highlight for many visitors and many wish to give them sweets; Please bear in mind that their is limited access to dental care! Our suggestion is to give a pencil and paper instead of sweets.

Contact Us:

info@traininkenya.com

Please email us with any questions or to book your place.

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