Trip of a lifetime - giving something back
Every year we run an immensely popular, voluntary ‘Rafiki‘ programme aimed at broadening the experience of the children in Kenya & the volunteers themselves: a team of volunteers from the UK run a ‘summer camp’, introducing sports, arts, life skills & some understanding of the world outside their village. The trip allows the children to engage with activities that wouldn’t normally be available & it also reinforces the relationship between Footsteps & the communities we work with.
Our next programme runs from the 21st to the 30th of July, 2017 and costs £1800. We still have some places left for girls on the trip, so if you’re interested, please take a look at our brochure.
Rafiki 2017 Trip Outline:
We will be flying out to Kenya on the 21st July and returning on the 30th July.
We usually fly with British Airways but we will make that decision early next year based on flight times & costs. The connection flight from Nairobi to Kisumu flies from the same airport and takes 30 minute flight.
Day 1 & 2: Our first day in Kisumu is spent preparing for the week’s activities. We will arrive laden with equipment for the week that will need dividing and sorting between the 2 schools. On our first full day we will tour some of the Footsteps projects. We will visit the home of one of our project managers & hear about life and culture in this part of Kenya & sample some home cooked African cuisine! This is a great opportunity to ask questions - the only stupid question is one not asked!!
Day 3 to 6: The main part of the programme runs from Monday to Thursday and all the activities are aimed at bringing new experiences to the lives of the children we will be working with. We will be spreading the programme over two schools, and all the volunteers will have the opportunity work in both schools.
Day 7: On the Friday we will organise & manage a sports tournament at Magunga Primary School. This is the highlight of the week for the Footsteps primary schools, whose teams compete fearlessly in football & netball tournaments. It is quite the community event with upwards of 150 participants & 800 supporters!
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