Sadly, this year World Jumprope Championships which was to be held in Cleveland, USA from June 23-28 was cancelled due to Covid-19 but Michelle and her teammates keep practicing hard with high hopes for next year.
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In the midst of all the confusion, anxiety and uncertainty, God’s light keep shining through the youth we serve, bringing hope as they stand in solidarity with those experiencing pain, fear, loneliness and grief. With a population of more than 47 million people, Kenya currently has 30,636 confirmed cases of COVID-17, 638 Recovered patients, and 487 deaths reported to date. Source: Ministry of Health Press Briefing August 18, 2020
Fears about coronavirus are gripping the world. Right now, you might feel like getting in your bed and hiding under the covers. Fortunately, there are timely messages out there that can help you get through from the Kenyan Jump Rope Champions. Stay safe during this time!
Kibera settlement in Nairobi Kenya is where the country’s first every jump ropers sprang from. Introduced by world-class jump roper Mike Fry in the streets of Kibera, the sport grew though the community, and the area is now home to many a jump rope champion. They now pass their skills on to the younger generations, creating a space for young people to feel free and express themselves.
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