Umoja - The Bristol Kenya Partnership
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Kenyan Paralympics Team Training Round-Up

Interviews with Paralympic team coach Celestine Buluti and double Paralympic champion Henry Wanyoike.


Posted on: 09-Oct-12 08:50

Kemboi: Bristol camp helped me win gold

OLYMPIC gold medallist Ezekiel Kemboi has credited the Bristol training camp for playing a crucial role in his 3,000 metres steeplechase victory.


Posted on: 08-Aug-12 09:33

Jason carries Kenya’s medal hopes in the pool

It’s not just Kenya’s runners who are hoping to step on to the medal podium at the London Olympics.


Posted on: 23-Jul-12 09:35

Bristol businesses turn out in force to support Kenyan team

Business leaders from across the city gathered to welcome the Kenyan Olympic team to Bristol for their pre-Games camp.


Posted on: 11-Jul-12 09:59

Business event highlights trade opportunities

With the African nations of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi coming to the South West for training camps prior to the London 2012 Games, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the Olympic legacy and the international business opportunities available with these rising countries.


Posted on: 28-Jun-12 11:38

Students receive a big ‘thank you’ from schools

Bristol students have received inspiring feedback from a sports development and coaching expedition they undertook to Kenya last September as part of Umoja.


Posted on: 22-Jun-12 13:56

Teachers fly out to Nairobi

Teachers and head teachers from seven schools in and around Bristol are setting off for Kenya this weekend to spend a week with partner schools in Nairobi.


Posted on: 06-Jun-12 11:42

Kenyan Association in Bristol school visits

The Kenyan Association in Bristol, a key partner within Umoja, has been receiving tremendous feedback from its visits to schools to promote better knowledge and understanding of Kenya and its people.


Posted on: 30-May-12 09:23

Educational accolade for Bristol Kenya Partnership

The Bristol Kenya Partnership has been named runner-up in the Podium Awards for its work in promoting education through international collaboration in association with the Olympic Games.


Posted on: 14-May-12 14:29

Kenyan Education delegation visits Bristol schools

A new link has been forged between Bristol and Nairobi, and a delegation visited Bristol 27 November – 3rd December 2011 to start the partnership. Ten school partnerships will be set up between schools in each Local Authority. The project is funded through the Department for International Development (DfID) and is administered by the British Council through Global School Partnerships.


Posted on: 25-Jan-12 17:16

Students Return from Kenya

A group of Students from UWE, Bristol University and Filton College have just returned from a 4 week sports development expedition in Kenya.


Posted on: 30-Sep-11 15:53

Bristol Girls' Gap Year trip rescued

Six school friends whose Gap Year travel plans were jeopardised by events in Egypt are now looking forward to a volunteering trip to Kenya, thanks to Umoja, the Bristol Kenya Partnership.


Posted on: 09-Mar-11 13:30

Former Clifton College student gains life-changing experience at Kenyan orphanage

Umoja, The Bristol-Kenya Partnership has made it possible for former Clifton College pupil, Jack Dixey, to gain valuable life-changing experiences at Kip Keino's orphanage in Kenya.


Posted on: 28-Jan-11 14:05

Bristol athlete to train at High Performance Training Centre in Kenya

Bristol & West Athletics Club miler Steve Mitchell will be pounding the dirt tracks of the Rift Valley in January after being invited back to the High Performance Training Centre at Eldoret by Kenyan athletics legend Kip Keino.


Posted on: 28-Dec-10 18:02

All on track - Kip Keino opens new stadium at Filton College

The Bristol Kenya Partnership today celebrated the result of three years work with its partners when Olympic legend Dr Kip Keino opened a new ?1 million athletics stadium at Filton College.


Posted on: 29-Oct-10 00:33

Bristol and Kenya's Olympic partnership continues

Recently published photographs showed the extent of progress being made in London and the other venue sites ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Posted on: 29-Oct-10 00:25

Schools establish strong links with Africa ahead of sporting arrival

The Kenyan Olympic team's arrival in Bristol ahead of the London 2012 Games may be the best part of two years away - but two local schools have already established strong links with the east African country.


Posted on: 29-Oct-10 00:31