This was an
amazing experience and recommended to anyone wanting to help out in the community but also
for a better understanding of the struggles that we are not told about and how people dedicate
themselves to helping others which is not seen as much now.
Working had never been so interesting. I enjoyed every bit of the tasks that I did despite having no professional expertise. This was made possible by the family that I worked with. It would be so mean of me if I don't mention these people who made SRF my home away from home.
In the field, photographing Shamas beneficiaries on the rugby pitch, in school, at home or on the way to school, was an experience I don’t want to miss. The rugby coaches are great, very dedicated to bringing a valuable experience to the children and focused on their long term growth. They are doing a fantastic job and it was a pleasure working with them and getting to know their stories.
I instantly had the sense that beyond its life-changing core missions and values, Shamas clearly offered the children of Nairobi’s poorest slums quality rugby training and play. Over the years spent living in Nairobi, the Sunday sessions spent as both an assistant coach and player will remain some of my most memorable moments.