African Golf program (AGP) formerly Rose Naliaka Foundation is a registered NGO based in Kenya, officially launched at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club on 17 August 2018.An idea by Tim Challen, also the founder Kilimanjaro Initiative to give it more visibility .This is a new initiative that uses golf to empower disenfranchised youth in Kenya. AGP offers a holistic approach to golf instruction that incorporates swing analysis, course management, mental preparation and physical conditioning. Our facilities provide the ideal setting for golfers to train and hone their abilities.
With curriculum support from the First Tee of Metropolitan New York, The program will assist youth from Kibera to get golf lessons from trainers; they will also benefit from a tried and tested award-winning mentor-ship program and will receive education scholarship.
"Golf has helped me so much in terms of my personal and professional objectives, and now I really want to use the game to support young people. The program will help take us to the next level." Naliaka said
"Above all AGP is about creating champions in the community as well as on the fairways. After being shot during an armed robbery in Nairobi, I recognized that divisions with society lead to greater social issues. Initiative is about breaking down per-conceptions of who can play golf and providing a platform for youth, sponsors and supporters to interact on a level playing field - same challenges, let's work together" Timothy Challen said during the launch
Success is not guaranteed. It is a road with infinite twists and turns, unforeseen obstacles and surprises. It is a path within the grasp of anyone who has the discipline desire and determination to embrace the journey and persevere above all . while there are no guarantees, traveling this journey with someone who has navigated the pitfalls, seen the top of the mountain and knows what it takes to not only survive the journey but thrive in the face of adversity, is the closest you can come to certainty..
Every individual is unique with their own personality, style, beliefs, and values that give meaning to the world around us. Knowing that everyone is different, we have created a personal approach to golf development.
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She is the first female professional golfer in Kenya, and has represented the country in various global stages before taking a break from professional golf to run her foundation. The Rose Naliaka is a trainer,coach and a mentor who teaches golf to the less fortunate girls from Kenyan slums and rural areas, mentoring and training them to be professionals.
Prior to joining KI , Sadique managed the Silanga Youth Group in Kibera.Sadique demonstrates his passion for sports by organizing and advising on sport-based events and projects.
Sadique provided coordination of the Fight for peace international boxing and martial arts for personal development program under the (Global alumni program) GAP, using Kilimanjaro Initiative’s local networks and contacts to connect Fight for Peace with grassroots Community Based Organizations in Kenya.Sadique helps in coordination of AGP program by providing oversight and guidance from the community perspective.
Golf training aids aim to help golfers fix their swing faults or groove proper technique, and they range from simple, manual devices to technological marvels. Some of the best ones hide their technology from plain sight; others boast in-your-face tech. Either way, the good ones are easy to operate and serve a clear purpose.
Tim is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he works as a Business Development Manager for the United Nations Federal Credit Union. He founded KI (Kilimanjaro Initiative a partner organization) after being shot by a gang of youth during a robbery in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rose Naliaka Serves as African Golf program (AGP) programs director and lead trainer.
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