The John Ngugi Foundation is a non-profit making organization which was registered by the Government of Kenya as a Charity/NGO in 2004. It was founded by the former international long distance running champion John Ngugi, Kenya`s five time world cross country champion and 1988 Seoul Olympic 5000 metres champion. The Foundation is run by a committee with John Ngugi as the Chairman, who is also Co-Founder and Director of Coaching for Mt.Kenya Talents Development Centre (MKTDC).
John Ngugi was the first Kenyan to win gold, in the 12 kilometre senior men World Cross Country Championships in 1986. He went on to win the race for four consecutive years. He was the first man in the world to have won the race for five times. He also won Olympic gold in Seoul, South Korea and many other medals for Kenya before retiring in 1992. Ngugi was the Assistant Technical Advisor for 2007 Mombasa World Cross Country Championships. He was awarded the Honour of State’s Commendation and the Silver Star of Kenya by President Daniel Arap Moi and is a Universal Peace Federation ambassador.
John Ngugi Foundation is raising about $500,000 to complete a well equipped, high altitude residential training camp in Central Region, Currently, they have been accommodating young and upcoming runners in thier houses and rented properties in Nyahururu,Eldoret, Nyeri,Iten , Ngong and Njambini areas in Kenya.