American basketballer quenches Kajiado residents’ thirst with borehole

Malcom Brogdon
Malcom Brogdon. [Photo: Courtesy]

Celebrated American basketballer Malcolm Brogdon has touched hundreds of lives in Kajiado, ensuring they can access clean water for their daily use.

Through Brogdon Family Foundation, the 28-year-old Indiana Pacers point guard commissioned a program, Hoops4Humanity, geared towards providing clean and safe drinking water. The foundation will then equip schools and launch other community-related programs.

It is currently working on launched projects in Kenya and Tanzania. In Kajiado, Brogon though the foundation, sunk a borehole to provide water to the community.

Earmarked schools in Kenya benefit from the foundation as it seeks to improve literacy, mentor, and upgrade infrastructure.

The provision of water in school is an integral aspect of the foundation as it enhances hygiene.

Water has been a thorn in the flesh in the larger Kajiado since it is semi-arid.

Although the Kenyan government has tried to bring this commodity closer to its people, it has not been sufficient.

Further, the foundation aims to build basketball courts to support physical education and team sports in some schools.

It has replicated these projects across Tanzania, where similar challenges like those in Kenya dog the country.

Earlier this month, the American, in partnership with the World Serve International, commissioned a well at Oldonyo Sampur Water Project in Kajiado County.

Brogdon has lobbied for support from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women NBA players who support his foundation.