Anne Wafula Strike


Paralympic Wheelchair Racer

Anne Wafula Strike MBE is an excellent motivational speaker who draws on her own life experiences and achievements to inspire her audiences. Anne is not afraid to use humour to get her message across!

From contracting polio as a very small child, you learn of the many struggles she had to overcome in Kenya to achieve her first goal of getting an education and going to university to become a first class teacher herself.

After the birth of her son, Tim, she took up sport and became a Paralympian within 3 years and had a distinguished career in wheelchair racing, which saw her travel the world to compete against her peers.

Anne has never forgotten all the people who helped her achieve her success and is determined to get as many people as she can to achieve their own potential and personal goals. Charity work is something she does tirelessly, and as well as giving her time to a wide variety of charitable organisations she set up the charity, The Olympia-Wafula Foundation, whose main aim is to empower the differently-abled (disabled) people in the developing world.


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