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    Helping the athletes look their best

    Day 235

    Blow & Cut

    On Day 235, we’re back in Nairobi where 43 young refugee athletes are training to be a part of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

    Competing on international stages, the athletes want to look their best. So, leading up to a big competition they’d head out into Nairobi to have their hair cut or styled. But it cost them from what little money they had, and they knew they could have done it just as well themselves – with the right tools.

    So, we decided to put the grooming power in their hands. At their request, we went out and purchased shavers for the male athletes and blow dryers for the girls.


    When we arrived back with the gear, everyone was really excited – especially the guys. It turned out that one of the male athletes gives good haircuts, so everyone was making their appointments with the new camp barber. The men looked carefully over the shavers, the different attachments and the care instructions.

    Brenda, one of the female athletes was happy, “finally we can do our own hair by ourselves and look smart. The days of the salon are over.”

    We were glad to be able to do something so simple as buy a few shavers and blow dryers that would make the athletes feel more confident.

    This change made possible by Atomic Data.

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