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Kenya Villa in the Community

Join Villa in the Community in May 2015 as they travel to Kenya to strengthen their links with communities and projects in Nakuru and Kericho, whilst raising funds for their own charity work in the UK.

How many nights are you staying?
7
£2300.00 price pp
Trip Overview
  • Outstanding pre-departure support, including advice and help with fundraising
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an entirely different culture with fellow Villa supporters
  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of children in Kenya
  • The opportunity to immerse yourself in Kenyan culture
Where?

Volunteer Roles

Teaching

Volunteers wishing to help out in a teaching capacity support school staff in an assistant role, working with children between the ages of 4-18.

Community Building

Volunteers who like to get their hands dirty and see a project through from start to finish are welcome to join our building programme, which focuses on the development of schools and social centres.

Multi-Sports Coaching

Each of the schools we work with run a basic PE/multi-sports programme.Similarly, we have close ties with local sports clubs in the area. Volunteers who are proactive and enthusiastic can hold their own sports sessions. 

Once booked on to the trip, you will be given access to our unique Volunteer Resource Portal which will give you all of the knowledge you need to teach, coach sports and engage with the local community.

A Volunteer's Typical day in Country

07:30am - Wake up, shower and Breakfast

8:30am - Transport to project

9-9:30am - Arrive at project and begin morning activities

12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon activities

4:00pm-5:00pm - Supermarket/town visits

5:00pm-6:30pm - Sports coaching (if applicable)

6:30pm-7:00pm - Evening meal

7:30-10:00pm - Downtime

*This schedule is only a guide and may change on a daily basis.



Important Information

Villa In The Community are looking for a group of 10 supporters to make a difference at The Walk Project in Kenya

So, if you’ve always wanted to teach, engage in community development work or coach football in Africa and represent your club, book here!

Please call Matt Scott on 023 8184 3501 if you have any questions or would simply like to find out more about the trip. Alternatively email matt@african-adventures.co.uk



What's Included?

 

• Return direct flights to Nairobi from London Heathrow

• Visa for entry and application support

• Pre-departure support including fundraising packs and trip t-shirts

• Personal travel insurance which includes cover for volunteer work

• Accommodation for duration of stay

• Fully organised project work

• 3 meals per day (except adventure weekend)

• Return airport transfers and daily return project transport

• In-country orientation, 24 hour incountry support and UK Co-ordinator based in Kenya

• Contribution to African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge

• Rift Valley Adventure Day; includes entry fees, transport, guide

• Giraffe Sanctuary visit and Swahili lesson

Rift Valley Adventure Day

Kenya is a beautiful country which boasts an abundance of adventure activities.

During your weekend off in Kenya, you will embark on an exciting adventure packed day through the Rift Valley.

You will begin your day at Kenya’s second most-visited safari park, Lake Nakuru, which is most famous for its hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos, which line the large lake. You will ride the hilly terrain up to Baboon Cliff to overlook the lake. On your way, make sure you look out for lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, hyenas and hundreds of species of birds!

You will then head north to the equator to stand on both sides on the earth’s hemisphere at once and witness a science experiment, delivered by a local guide, which shows the earth’s gravitational pull.

Finally, you will hike down to the bottom of Thomson Falls, one of the deepest waterfalls in East Africa. Thomson Falls was discovered by the British explorer, Joseph Thomson, in the early 1800s.

Please note that you should possess a reasonable level of fitness to descend Thomson Falls and appropriate footwear must be worn.

Accomodation & Transport

Volunteers on the trip will stay together in the above-pictured Kivu Resort in Nakuru.

The accommodation has basic amenities including Western-style toilets, electricity and running water.

The accommodation also benefits from a large social area, a sports field, a swimming pool*, gym* and bar. (* extra cost)

During each project day, transport is provided from the volunteer house to your projects and back again at the end of the day.

All transport is included during the Rift Valley Adventure Day.

What's Not Included?

• Personal medical expenses

• Personal spending money (budget £100 approx.)

Fundraising Support

Fundraising can be a huge help in supporting your financial ability to come on the trip - and there are lots of things you can do! Don't forget, African Adventures is here to support your fundraising every step of the way!

For more help on fundraising, download our fundraising guide here.



About Villa In The Community

 

Villa in the Community is a charitable organisation that works with communities in the Birmingham area. The charity undertakes work dealing the following themes:

  • Youth Cohesion

  • Health and Education

  • Sports Participation

  • Equality & Diversi

 

Villa in the Community's registered charity number is 1152848

Please visit the Villa in the Community website to find out more.



The welcome we received at St. Trizah school still sends shivers down my spine when I think about it. I can’t wait to go back again in June.

-   Richard Poole, Derby County FC

How will I make a difference?

By being a volunteer, you will be making a huge contribution to the steady change that is happening now to thousands of people's lives as you read this…

By being a volunteer, you will be making a huge contribution to the steady change that is happening now to thousands of people's lives as you read this…

By being a volunteer, you will be making a huge contribution to the steady change that is happening now to thousands of people's lives as you read this. - See more at: http://www.african-adventures.co.uk/trips/trip-details/9-schools-13-16-ghana/#sthash.4B6oVTih.dpuf
By being a volunteer, you will be making a huge contribution to the steady change that is happening now to thousands of people's lives as you read this. - See more at: http://www.african-adventures.co.uk/trips/trip-details/9-schools-13-16-ghana/#sthash.4B6oVTih.dpuf
By being a volunteer, you will be making a huge contribution to the steady change that is happening now to thousands of people's lives as you read this. - See more at: http://www.african-adventures.co.uk/trips/trip-details/9-schools-13-16-ghana/#sthash.4B6oVTih.dpuf
By being a volunteer, you will be making a huge contribution to the steady change that is happening now to thousands of people's lives as you read this. - See more at: http://www.african-adventures.co.uk/trips/trip-details/9-schools-13-16-ghana/#sthash.4B6oVTih.dpuf
By being a volunteer, you will be making a huge contribution to the steady change that is happening now to thousands of people's lives as you read this. - See more at: http://www.african-adventures.co.uk/trips/trip-details/9-schools-13-16-ghana/#sthash.4B6oVTih.dpuf
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