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.
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!
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
An easy-to-use sponsorship form to help you fundraise
the walk centre's aims
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.
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.