Granada F.C. to support the Kenyan Child Foundation in bringing football to local schools Granada F.C. is honoured to announce the latest addition to our Community Business Partnership programme, the Kenyan Child Foundation. This wonderful organisation was established to promote access to “free quality primary schooling for the children of Kenya”, and they are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of children by building schools and fostering community involvement among disadvantaged kids in the country.
Led by John and Ciara McCarrick (pictured), the Kenyan Child Foundation Ireland is a registered Charity that has funded the building of two schools and various other projects in the country.
Sr Mary Killeen is a director of the Promotion Centre. She has been in Kenya for nearly 50 years and was a recent recipient of President Michael D Higgins diaspora award for services overseas and to the poor.
Some of their work includes:
St Patrick’s Primary School in Kawese, Makueni County, is in a remote rural area of Kenya about 150km south of Nairobi.
The Songa School and Children’s centre, in Mukuru, Nairobi , Kenya is for children with additional needs. The children who attend could be deaf, blind, have Cerebral Palsy, ASD, and many other challenges.
The Mukuru Promotion Centre, which provides education and support for over 6,000 children.
“While most of the organisations involved in our Community Business Partnership programme very kindly support our own endeavours to provide footballing opportunities to children in our own catchment area, we are delighted to support this incredibly worthy organisation in its efforts to help educate children in Kenya, and in doing so, enhance the outlook for their futures,” says Paddy Cranfield, Commercial Director of Granada F.C.
“We will be assisting with fundraising efforts for the Kenya Child Foundation throughout the coming season, and we will also be sending a contingent to support their efforts to introduce football to local children’s lives. We plan to donate trainers, footballs, training equipment and more so that these children can enjoy the health and social benefits that a football programme entails,” says Paddy.
Granada F.C. encourages all our followers to learn more about the Kenya Child Foundation and help in any way they can. Community, Inclusivity and Sustainability are Granada F.C.’s core values, and we look forward to bringing these to Kenya through our involvement with this fantastic organisation.