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Kenya is a country of contrasts – stunning scenery, spectacular wildlife, and a thriving tourism industry, but stubbornly high levels of poverty.

Kenya is the biggest economy in East Africa, with booming tourism, agricultural and, more recently, technology industries. It is the second most popular destination in Africa for Britons.

We work in Nakuru, Kenya’s newest and fourth largest city, where small-scale agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the main industries. In the communities where we focus our work, the cost of an education is out of reach for many, so we work with schools that have been set up by local people to give children the chance of a better future.


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Kenya has enjoyed significant economic development over the last 10 years, and its economy is expected to grow by 6% in 2024. There is a growing middle class among its population of 53 million people, but there remains a distinct gap between rich and poor. 20% of the population continue to live off less than $2 per day. In Nakuru, we’re working with local schools to provide a free education and a daily meal for over 5,000 children, many of whom live in slum areas around the edge of the town’s dumpsite.

Volunteer in Kenya

Experience a Modern-Day African City

We work with 14 schools in Nakuru, 10 of which receive no government funding at all. All of the schools are based in low-income areas where a government education, despite being free at the point of entry, is unaffordable overall because students have to pay for their own school books, uniform and desk. The schools we work with give the poorest children access to a full nursery and primary education.

Volunteers travelling to Kenya with African Adventures have the opportunity to help teach in classrooms, coach sports and get involved in our building programmes, which focus on developing key infrastructure in schools. Find out more about what you can do.

A typical trip

Every day in Kenya, extraordinary experiences are sure to unfold.

Perhaps it’s because where human life first started millions of years ago, but it’s incredibly easy to feel at home in this corner of East Africa.

Typically, our trips to Kenya last between 1-3 weeks. Our volunteers work in their partner school from Monday to Friday during normal school day hours.

As our partner schools are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend is the perfect time to go and explore the rest of the country through our organised adventure activities (see below).

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