African Adventures School Partnerships WELCOME TO THE WALK CENTRE Learn More

A little about your partner school...

The Walk Centre was set up in 2005 by Alex and Patricia Maina in Nakuru, Kenya to provide a free education and daily meal to children living in slum areas near the town’s dumpsite.

Without community-run projects such as The Walk Centre, it is unlikely that these children would receive an education at all, due to the costs of items such as uniforms, desks and textbooks that come with attending a government-run school.

Today, the school provides a free education and two daily meals to around 400 children between the ages of four and 14. It is also where African Adventures was born, after we partnered with The Walk Centre in 2009.

The Walk Centre in Kenya
Alex and Patricia Maina

Interested in visiting your partner school?

How your partnership works

We’re so excited to welcome you on board as a partner school – and we hope you’re excited, too!

We’ll facilitate half-termly exchanges of pen pal letters between your students and those at The Walk Centre, and bring you the latest news from your partner school.

On this page, you’ll also find educational resources, fundraising inspiration and an image gallery to help your students learn about life at your partner school and education around the world.

Finally, at the bottom of the page, you’ll find the contact details for our Partnerships Managers – feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!


Assembly presentation

Downloadable slides to introduce your partner school to your students

Day in the Life

Learn about a typical day in the life of a student at your partner school

Sponsorship Form

An easy-to-use sponsorship form to help you fundraise


the walk centre's aims

Upgrade Classrooms

Transform all classrooms into permanent, brick-built structures

Tile Classroom Floors

To make the maintenance and upkeep of the school's classrooms easier

Buy New Uniforms

Provide school uniforms for the new student intake


Whilst fundraising for your partner school is by no means a compulsory part of your School Partnership, any amount your school raises will help The Walk Centre reach their goals sooner. 

Below, you’ll find three simple ideas that other partner schools have used to fundraise – or feel free to come up with your own! Feel free to get in touch if you need any additional resources.

Non-Uniform Day

Ask students to donate £2 in return for wearing non-uniform to school, and you'll quickly see the pounds add up!

Cycle to Kenya

Get a team of staff and students together to cycle the distance to your partner school, and ask people to sponsor your efforts.

Hold a Kenya Day

Go all out and hold a Kenya day at your school! Sell Kenyan food, auction off raffle prizes, or put on a cultural performance.

Got a question?

Get in touch


Louise Ramsdale
Partnerships Manager
023 8178 0957

Get in touch


Will Newbolt
Partnerships Manager
023 8178 0957