Les and Rob have long finished longboarding across Kenya, but we still hope the legacy of this project will help raise awareness and funds for UBC Sauder Social Entrepreneurship. They have been directly involved in delivering business, entrepreneurship, business planning education and mentorship in Kenya and seen the benefits this can have for youth there.
The purpose of the skate adventure is to raise money to support the development of Sauder Social Entrepreneurship, a non-profit organization using business education to support entrepreneurs in developing countries. We believe that providing consistent and quality education and mentoring support in Kenya will make even more meaningful and positive changes to the lives of these youths and future generations.
The money we raised was completely donated to the Sauder Social Entrepreneurship project (Fund T589 – Sauder Social Entrepreneurship) to support the previous SE101 program. You can still help by supporting the project as it has developed into Sauder Social Entrepreneurship – Kenya program, to meet the current needs of the project.
The challenge was to longboard from Nairobi to Mombasa on the East Coast – about 480 Km. WE SUCCEEDED. While the trek might be over, the journey to support Kenyan youth is far from over!
Ways you can help:
- Donating money online or by cheque – we need it to teach the youth and open the centre. (over $25 is tax deductible!)
- Donating in-kind for us to auction, use to teach, buy flights (air miles) or if you are connected in Kenya we can use all kinds of resources, please contact us.
- Spreading the word throughout your community, company, network, friends, and family, you give us a chance to promote our cause and maybe one of them will be able to help donate as well.
This has been an epic journey and an amazing experience for all of us who are involved. Rob and Les are adventurous, but not professional longboarder’s in any way. Much like starting a business, you need to go for it, but a strong network will make all the difference. Please support our efforts and those of the Sauder Africa Initiative we support.