Turner: Kenya First Hand Experience | ActionAid UK

Turner: Kenya First Hand Experience

Volunteer with us in Kenya

15  – 23 June 2019

Volunteer with us to help build two much-needed classrooms and a toilet block for pupils attending Iloshon Primary school, in Elangata Wuas, Rift Valley Province. The school is currently severely overcrowded and has a shortage of toilet facilities, resulting in poor quality education and high drop out rates. By taking part in this challenge, you’ll be helping more children to go to school and get the start in life that they want. It promises to be a life-changing experience for you and for the local community.

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Trip Deposit: £200 (payable at registration)
Pledged fundraising target: £1,795  

What will I be doing?

You’ll be working alongside local people to build two classrooms and a toilet block. You don’t need any building experience to take part — just enthusiasm, motivation and the desire to muck in and help!

Building on site

Building

You could be digging foundations, clearing land or mixing concrete. Don’t worry, you don’t need any building experience to take part. 

Kenyan cuisine

Food

Kenyan cuisine is simple and wholesome, with plenty of stews and soups, and also some Indian influences. We can cater for all dietary requirements.

First Hand Experience

Making friends

Whether you sign up on your own or with a friend, you’ll meet lots of amazing people, both from Turner and the local Kenyan community!

Visiting ActionAid projects

Visiting other ActionAid projects

During the week you will have the opportunity to visit another nearby project, to gain a broader insight into our work in Kenya.

Accommodation

Accommodation

The group will be at a luxury camp at the school grounds in which you will be working. You will share a twin tent with bed frames, mattresses and solar lighting. You will stay in a 3* hotel for 2 nights in Nairobi.

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Local culture

There will be the opportunity to experience traditional Kenyan culture at the welcome ceremony, on the project visit and sight-seeing tour of Nairobi.

What’s the itinerary?

Sat 15 June

Meet your team at London Heathrow and take a day flight to Nairobi. On arrival, transfer to hotel.

Sun 16 June

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Nairobi before travelling to Iloshon to settle into camp. There will be dinner and a project briefing in the evening. 

Mon 17 - 20 June

Each morning you will help build the classrooms and toilet block at the school. During the week we will also visit another ActionAid project. Each evening we will eat dinner together at the camp

Fri 21 June

The final day of the build and an emotional farewell ceremony. We travel back to Nairobi to celebrate our achievements with a final dinner.

 

Sat 22 June

A leisurely day of sightseeing and free time. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight back to London, arriving on Sunday morning. 

Optional extension to Amboseli National Park – £590 — £660

optional-extension

 

Sat 22 June — Tues 25 June

Travel to Amboseli National Park for a 3-day safari experience. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants, as well as experiencing wildlife-viewing.

You will stay in a beautiful lodge, set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, and experience game drives and nature walks. You will also have the opportunity to explore the Masai culture and visit a local Masai village.

 

Why Kenya?

  • 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
  • Accommodation
  • Transport within Kenya

What’s not included

You’ll need to organise some items yourself, and pay for a few things during your time in Kenya. These include:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Your vaccinations – more information (please contact Nick Hart CSR Manager at Turner for more information)
  • Any spending money and tips
  • Visas

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Whether you’re a first timer or experienced at raising money, we can help you meet your fundraising target. Plus we’ll send you lots of resources to help promote your event — everything from balloons to posters.

 

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Thank you so much for your incredible support — you are changing lives, for good.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or need more support for your fundraising then please get in touch — we want to hear form you! 


01460 238 000

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Page updated 5 November 2018