Kenya Care and Community
- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
- Where?Nanyuki, Kenya
Volunteers on Group Trips make a tangible difference, and you will see this develop with your own eyes on a Care and Community project in Kenya. Kenya is an iconic country with its world famous national parks and tribal cultures, but behind the beautiful and rich façade are poor communities and vulnerable children who need your help.
In the mornings of your group trip you will help with a small building project. This may be building new facilities in a school for the children, such as a toilet block, or new classroom. You may help painting and decorating an existing building to help create a more conducive environment for the children to learn and grow.
The afternoons are taken up working with the children. You will spend time looking after children and playing with them. Working one-to-one or in small groups, you will have a real positive impact on these children, while supporting the existing staff. You input will help stimulate these children and improve the quality of their lives. Organising outdoor games, and setting up sports events such as a mini sports day or team competition is really popular and fun for all.
During your stay, groups stay in a hostel or apartment. Projects Abroad will organise several trips and activities in your spare time so you can visit some tourist sites such as Menengai Crater, a lake or go on a mini safari. You will also take part in Swahili workshops to help you with your communication with the children. This trip will give you so much experience; you wont find a postcard large enough to write home about it!
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
First week (Click for details)
DAY TIME ACTIVITY Sunday (1) Airport pick up and transfer to accommodation Monday (2) 9:00am- 11:00am Office Induction, meet the staff 11:00am-13:00pm Lunch 14:00am-16:00pm Town induction and internet 16:00pm-17:00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Tuesday (3) 9:00am-12:30pm Sure 24 for building project (building walling for toilet block up to 3 courses.) 12.30pm-14.00pm Lunch 14:00pm-17:00pm Swahili workshop/ Care projects workshop 17:00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Wednesday (4) 9:00am-12:30pm Sure 24 for building project (walling up to the 6th course) 12:30am-14.00pm Lunch 14.00pm-16:30pm Games / activities 17:00pm – 18:00pm Traditional dancing 18:00pm-20:00pm Dinner at restaurant 20:00pm Drop off Thursday (5) 9:00am- 12.30pm Sure 24 ( formwork for ring beam and concrete works for the ring beam) 12:30pm-14:00pm Lunch 14:30pm-16:30pm Games/activities at Hope Children’s Ministry 17:00pm-18:00pm Visit to Menengai Crater 17:30pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Friday (6) 9:00am-12.30pm Sure 24 (last works before floor preparation, door frames and windows) 12:30pm-13:30pm Lunch 14:00pm-16:00pm Games and activities at Sure 24 16:00pm-18:00pm Shopping for safari/internet 18:00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Saturday (7) Time to be arranged – early! Day trip to Lakes Bogoria, Baringo Packed lunch Staying the night at accommodation
Second week (Click for details)
DAY TIME ACTIVITY Sunday (8) Lake Nakuru Safari Packed lunch 17:00 Drop off Dinner at accommodation Monday (9) 9:00am-12:30pm Sure 24 exterior walls works, plumbing works 12:30pm-14:00pm Lunch 14:00pm-17:00pm Games / activities 17.00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Tuesday (10) 9:00am-12:30pm Sure 24 external walls and Floor finishing 12:30pm-14:00pm Lunch 14:00pm-17:00pm Games / activities 17.00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Wednesday (11) 9:00am-12:00pm Sure 24 for building project 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch at home 14:00pm-18:00pm Visit to Thomson Falls 18:00pm Drop off Dinner with accommodation Thursday (12) 9:00am-12.30pm Sure 24 painting, and finishing works 12.30pm-14.00pm Lunch 14.00pm-17:00pm Games / activities 17:30pm-20.00pm Dinner at restaurant 20.00pm Drop off Friday (13) 9:00am-12:00pm Finish building project/say goodbye 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch 13:30pm- 16:00pm Shopping at Masai Market 16:00pm Drop off/packing Dinner at accommodation Saturday (14) Airport drop off