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KIDS-CAN International Ambassadors

 

  Philip Boit, Athlete.

 

  • First Kenyan to ever participate in the Winter Olympics (Nagano 1998) sponsored by sportswear giant Nike.
  • Has also competed in 1999 Nordic skiing World Championships in Austria, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and Turin
  • respectively.
  • Look for him in Vancouver 2010 (continues to be Kenya’s sole competitor)!

  Wilfred Bungei, Athlete.

 

  • Gold medal winner (800 m) at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
  • World Indoor Championships in Athletics winner (800 m) in Moscow 2006.
  • Ranked Number 1 in the world (800 m) in 2002 and 2003.
  • Personal best of 1:42.34 minutes (Rieti 2002) – currently the fifth fastest runner in the history of the event (800 m).

  Olive Mugenda, Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University.

 

  • Made history in Kenya by becoming the first woman to be appointed as Vice Chancellor of a public university (March 2006).
  • Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Planning) – Kenyatta University.
  • Recent recipient of the 2008 Iowa State University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007 Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute MBA
  • Meritorious Award and the 2006 Elder of the Burning Spear presidential award.

  Johana Jacton Nyaga, Kenyatta University.

 

  • Considered the father of physical education in the Eastern Africa region.
  • He joined Kenyatta University (KU) in 1973 when KU was still a constituent college of the University of Nairobi.
  • He was instrumental in training and mentoring most physical education professionals currently serving in various positions in East Africa.

  Allan Rock, President & Vice-Chancellor, University of
  Ottawa.

 

  • Elected as a Member of Parliament in the Canadian Government and served as Minister of Health and as Minister of Industry.
  • In 2003 he was appointed as Ambassador for Canada to the United Nations. In July 2008 he became the 29th
  • President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa.