In 2007, Dan Mew travelled to Kenya for the first time, where he volunteered for six weeks with a local, amateur football team. The team comprised of young men who lived primarily on the perimeter of Nakuru’s dumpsite. Before football training each day, Dan volunteered at The Walk Centre, where he met Alex. Dan also visited other community projects in the local area and met some inspirational leaders in the process. They had the motivation, compassion and knowledge in abundance to grow their respective projects; what they lacked was financial support.
His whole experience made him realise that he wanted to spend his professional life providing community projects like The Walk Centre with the financial and humanitarian support they need to grow, whilst offering people from the UK the same life-changing opportunity he had. From his time at The Walk Centre, Dan developed a partnership with Alex and left Kenya with food for thought.