By Rebecca Gichana
If you think that only football and athletics can take you to places you have never been to before you are lying to yourself. Meet Ida Anyango, a-ten-year old from Mashimoni Squatters Primary in Kibera.
The Standard Four pupil joined Carolina for Kibera Sprinters Club in 2010 and since then she has never looked back.
“Jump rope has given me an opportunity to go to places like Tanzania and Mombasa, places that I had never imagined I can go. Jump rope helps me to keep fit and to be busy when I am not in school. I put school first ahead of everything and this is helping me so much,” says Anyango.
Anyango was among the best performers in the second annual jump rope competition that was held in Tanzania last year.
Anyango is not alone in the group. Meet Clinton Otieno, who is also among the youngest members in the club.
The 11-year-old from Spygeons Academy was introduced by a friend to the group.
“I saw the group perform and a friend asked me to join them. So far, I have not traveled far but I went to Kericho and I hope to perform well and travel to many other places,” says Otieno.
The group that comprises of under 16 years is preparing for the third edition at Kibera Primary School.