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Support for new talent

Support for new talent

Together with Local Hero Faith Kipyegon, Local Heroes supports 16 year old athletic talent Dorcas Cherop. Dorcas goes to school in Ainabko, near Eldoret, in Kenya, lives in Lewa Children's Home and trains as a runner at their Junior Camp (a project also supported by...

Segbroek College raises EUR 4.000 with ice skating!

Segbroek College raises EUR 4.000 with ice skating!

On March 18 the ice skating team of the Segbroek College and their coaches, led by Jan Pieter Tensen, did a fantastic job. After many laps on the ice rink of the Uithof in The Hague, the result of the fundraiser was a whopping EUR 4.000 for students in Africa through...

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Dormitory for St Philip’s school, Poghoi, Kenya

Dormitory for St Philip’s school, Poghoi, Kenya

We are very happy that funds have been raised to complete the girl's dormitory at the St Philip's primary school in Poghoi, Kenya. The dormitory is key in order to protect the girls at the school, so that they can safely sleep there instead of walking many miles every...

New facilities Peota Primary School, Kenya

New facilities Peota Primary School, Kenya

New class rooms are being built at this school in Peota thanks to fundraising by Dutch primary schools. The building project is fully managed locally, with the involvement and support of local hero Alexander Tidony and the 'Samen Succes' foundation. Peota Primary...

Sangat Secondary school, Mbara West Pokot, Kenia

Sangat Secondary school, Mbara West Pokot, Kenia

Alle kinderen tijdig op School! Local Heroes ondersteunt scholen in West-Pokot, een droge en geïsoleerde streek in het noordwesten van Kenia. De Keniaanse Sammy Rongo Olengura was een atleet. Tien jaar lang liep hij hard op internationaal niveau en won wedstrijden in...

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Local Heroes wil de gezondheid en leefomstandigheden van schoolkinderen in Afrika verbeteren

Dit doen we door fondsen te werven voor projecten op het gebied van onderwijs, gezondheidszorg en beweging. De ‘local heroes’ zijn de verbindende schakel in hun eigen Afrikaanse regio’s.

“My mission as a world class athlete was breaking world records and winning Olympic Medals. Now it is the wellbeing of my people in Ethiopia. Education and health care are key factors for development. That is why I give my full support to Local Heroes”.

Haile Gebrselassie
Voormalig Olympisch kampioen en wereldrecordhouder