Community Based Project Sites
The heart of baseball in Ethiopia is in the same town that produces the nation's pride of world-class runners - Bekoji. Active since 2013, Bekoji Baseball survives on the strength of a dream shared by the founding members to secure the future of baseball in their community and to deliver the game they now love as a viable sport option for the youth of Ethiopia, thus establishing Bekoji as the "root" of the sport in their country.
The Alice Elburgon Baseball Club, based in Elburgon, Kenya, was started by the Thuku brothers after learning about baseball from Jim Tamarack and George Kinuthia of Baseball 4 Africa. Since that time, baseball has become a Saturday ritual in the town, and the players are eager to take their program to the next level. World Baseball Project has proposed to establish opportunities for Elburgon members to participate in baseball learning and competition opportunities abroad and to consult on proposals to acquire land for use as a dedicated baseball playing space for Elburgon and construct a quality baseball facility.
Kabete, Nairobi, Kenya
Kabete is a sub-city of Nairobi, Kenya, situated approximately 20 minutes from downtown. The Kabete Cares organization, chaired by Baseball 4 Africa President, George Kinuthia, offers various extra-curricular and sports activities, including baseball, to the youth of Kabete. The organization sees such opportunities as critical in the fight against youth substance abuse, a trend all too common in Kenya.