What will I be doing?
You’ll be working alongside local people to build a much needed support centre for girls who have experienced violence. You don’t need any building experience to take part — just enthusiasm, a willingness to work hard and the desire to make a difference!
What’s the itinerary?
Fri 18 October/ 25 October
Meet your team at London’s Heathrow Airport and take an overnight flight to Mombasa.
Sat 19 October/ 26 October
Arrive in Mombasa and travel to your hotel in Bamburi. There will be free time for relaxing before a welcome dinner.
Sun 20 October/ 27 October
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Mombasa, followed by an evening briefing about the week ahead.
Mon 21 — Thur 24 October/ Mon 28 — Thur 31 October
Each morning you will travel to Mwakirunge to help build the support centre. During the week you’ll also visit another ActionAid project and enjoy Kenyan food each evening. There’ll be time for you to get to know the community and find out what life is like for locals.
Fri 25 October/ 1 November
The final day of the build and an emotional farewell ceremony. We celebrate our achievements with a last meal with new friends in Mombasa.
Sat 26 October/ 2 November
Transfer to the airport on Saturday for the return flight back to London, arriving Sunday morning.
Optional safari extension — approx £695
Sat 26 Oct- Tues 29 Oct/ Sat 2 Nov- Tues 5 Nov
Travel to Tsavo National Park for a 2-day safari experience.
This is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, and it’s popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous ‘big five’ as well as a great variety of bird life.
38%38% of people live below the poverty line
98%In highly traditional areas, 98% of girls are at risk of FGM
26%26% of girls are married before their 18th birthday
What’s included in my trip?
- International flights
- All meals and drinking water
- First aid trained team leader
- Transport within Kenya
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