Project Focus – Derby County Community Trust in Kenya

Dan Mew

A group of 59 volunteers from Derby County Community Trust has recently returned from volunteering in Kenya; the sixth visit for some! With the group growing over the years, it now has the capacity to extend volunteer support to three school projects: St Trizah and Ungana and Jubilee Academies.

St Trizah

The St Trizah team spent the fortnight continuing the construction of two new classrooms for the secondary years (Form One and Two), following on from Derby College’s visit last month. As part of the construction work, the team built some desks and provided chairs for the classrooms. The school now supports 325 children and the group played their part in engaging the children in activities inside and outside the classroom. In July, construction work will continue with assistance from Llanwern High School.

Volunteering in Kenya

Ungana Academy

It was the Rams’ fifth year volunteering at Ungana Academy and during this visit they worked hard to deconstruct and replace a classroom that was in desperate need of repair. In addition to this, they provided teaching support and games for the children. Building work is scheduled to continue over the summer programme with the support of St Edmund’s Girls’ School.

Volunteering in Kenya

Jubilee Academy

Derby County Community Trust introduced their volunteers to Jubilee Academy in 2016. This time, the group offered teaching support and assisted with the construction of a perimeter wall for the school, helping to provide a safer learning environment for the children. Next month, Lutterworth College will help to build two new classrooms at Jubilee.

Volunteering in Kenya

Click here to read more about Derby County Community Trust’s experience in Kenya and visit our Community Development page to find out more about our goals and progress across our partner projects.