Having traveled to Kenya for the past two summers to roam around the country and spend time with the boys of Harambee USA, I feel deeply connected to the place and the people there.
My friend, Mark Orrs, a PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia University, recorded this video on his iPhone the last time we were in Kenya together. It’s a simple video of girls playing soccer in Africa. But the thing is, it’s girls playing soccer in Africa — and girls doing such a simple thing usually only reserved for boys and men shows in just a few minutes the great strides forward that Kenya is taking. Very proud and honored to be a friend of both Mark Orrs and Amos Kimani, the coach of “The Soccer Queens.”