Anselm (taken from A&K Kenya’s May 2012 newsletter)
Anselm Ouma Wanyama is one of Alive & Kicking Kenya’s longest serving employees. He has been part of the team since 2004 and is one of the seasoned stitchers who help train others. Anselm who is married and has 5 children aged between 2 to 12 years, had the following to say about working at A&K Kenya: “Alive & Kicking has helped uplift many lives, including mine. I was unemployed in 2003 when the ogranization I worked for went out of business. I heard of Alive & Kicking and joined in 2004 when they were still based in Pangani. Through working here, I have been able to educate my children and save money to build a house in my hometown. It’s a comfortable working environment that allows you to plan your own work. Making balls can really help people, and I hope to teach many other young people how to stitch balls to help them get out of bad situations as well.”
Alive & Kicking's health programme uses sport as a catalyst to increase young people's awareness of disease.