This is a call for any of you out there that believe in project youth, at the Arsenal, Project Youth means bringing in the best talent worldwide and turning them into Arsenal players, tomorrow we hope to see the benefit of that project when we this team stuffs Barcelona at the Grove 3nil.
You all know I am involved with charity work but today I wanted to highlight another project youth that is underway in Kenya.
It’s called the Kayo project and we found out about it via our good friends at UK Youth (Another extremely worthwhile Charity).
We are all very fortunate in the UK and the developed world, we don’t bat an eyelid when we hear of the fabulous salaries that are paid to our young stars, I would like you to spare a thought for this guy. Joshua Opondo is from Kenya, many of our Grover’s are from Africa and many are indeed from Kenya.
Hey and many of our players are from Africa as well!
Joshua works to help keep children off the streets and on the straight and narrow, with a donation of just a $1000 he has achieved the following initiatives.
- Bee Keeping
- Goat herding and Rice farming
- Car Washing
- Kitchen Garden
- Video shooting and a Music studio
He works unpaid and through his tireless efforts gives many young people in Kenya a break and some self respect as well as putting food on their families tables. I hope that if any of our African friends are close by, they can do something to help Joshua and the Kayo project and will get in touch, I attach his email address.
I am sending him an Arsenal shirt from us at Le Grove, without people like him many young people in Africa would have nothing to look forward to.
If any of you feel you can help, please do, it’s not only about cash, you may be able to offer him something else he needs. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what colour you are or what religion you believe in, we are all living in the same world.
It puts a lot of things into perspective and you know what, there’s a lot of Arsenal fans in Kenya. Don’t forget, young people are our future!
I will follow this with a footballing post.
If you feel you can help Joshua email him, if you are close by maybe a visit, either way your help would be greatly appreciated,