TSS Football Club in Kenya
There is perhaps no greater determinant on the quality of your life than the country in which you are born. Whether you are born in a country such as Canada with all its affluence and opportunities or whether you are born in a country such as Kenya with all its poverty and hardships, this outcome has an overwhelming influence on your long term well being.
And yet where you are born is completely outside your control. It is nothing more than cosmic luck. So for those of us who came out on the lucky side of that equation, there's a compelling moral calling to help those who did not, and work towards a world where we can all have an equal start in life.
Muraykeeper Foundation is a non-governmental and non-profit organization conceived through the love of soccer between two founders, one from Kenya and one from Barcelona. The main objective of the Foundation is to use sport as the main tool to develop and support young people in remote areas of Kenya. This is done by fostering entrepreneurial skills, job training, life skills, and health education.
The Foundation seeks out soccer clubs, companies, and individuals to help with financial support and donation of sports equipment to help the Kenyan youth. All sports equipment is packaged and distributed to soccer academies in the neediest communities. Funds raised are used
to fund a variety of projects that support sports, agriculture, education and welfare of the community. TSS Football Club donates kit and training equipment to the players in Awasi, as well as provides financial support for ongoing operations at the Foundation.
At only 19 years old, Dennis Bosingwa co-founded MurayKeeper Foundation. An avid goalkeeper himself, Dennis lives in Awasi, Kenya and runs the day to day operations of the Foundation, including much of the coaching in their youth soccer academy. He also looks after 6 orphans in the local community and works tirelessly to provide for the many kids who attend the Foundation's programs.
"I'm a goalkeeper. Always the strength of a goalkeeper is to oversee, the first coach in the field, to encourage others, to correct, to face and accept challenges, a role model in the field, and the first person to celebrate the victory. This is my drive to make a positive change in my community."
Salvador Muray and his family are the architects of MurayKeeper Foundation. Residing in a small town outside of Barcelona, both of Salvador's sons are active goalkeepers. Seeing the enormous benefits that soccer brings to the community, they wanted to help the children in Awasi, Kenya through a common love of the game.
"We, as a family, have concluded that football provides values that help us raise children in a healthier environment, taking time for something they love and giving them well-being. Sport is also education. With this idea, we created Muraykeeper Foundation to be able to help the children of Awasi, Kenya, children without resources who need support from our little piece of the world. "
There is perhaps no greater determinant on the quality of your life than the country in which you were born. Whether you are born in Canada with all its affluence and opportunities or whether you are born in Kenya with all its poverty and hardships, this will have an overwhelming influence on your overall well being.
"With the creation of our own academy, Muraykeeper Soccer Academy, we keep the children of Awasi, Kenya busy with training, offering them some guidelines for sports, responsibility, companionship, and respect for others. We try to instill in them some necessary values in life while having fun."
-- Salvador Muray
How To Help
If you would like to help the children in Awasi, Kenya, MurayKeeper Foundation is always looking for support from individuals and organizations. If you have soccer equipment that you can donate, you can contact the Foundation through their website. If you have any funds, no matter how small, you can donate now online. Every donation helps more than you can imagine.