Bristol - Kenya Partnership Update
The University of the West of England will be accommodating the Kenyan Olympic Team during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, as well as providing training facilities for the team. Filton College will be the main sporting facility used, particularly for athletics, and other facilities that may be used will be at the University of Bristol.
On the recent trip to Bristol the delegation from Kenya, including former Olympic medallist Dr Kip (Kipchoge) Keino, who is chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee, members of the Kenyan Government and the Kenyan Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr Paul Otuoma, visited UWE to discuss the teams plans for 2011 and 2012.
Leading up to the London 2012 Games, and as a legacy after the Games, there will be a range of activities linking Bristol and Kenya. The aims of the partnership include:
- Engaging with Bristol schools in partnership with institutions in Kenya, as well as looking for similar arrangements in Further and Higher Education.
- Twinning of Bristol and Kenyan schools.
- Supporting sports development activities in various sports.
- Assisting Kenyan teams in their efforts to qualify for the Olympic Games.
- Supporting sporting and educational exchanges; developing links in Further and Higher Education.
- Establishing a cultural programme.
- Exploring commercial and business opportunities.
For more information about the Bristol-Kenya Partnership, latest news and initiatives and details of how to get involved, visit our website at www.bristolkenyapartnership.com