Kenya Korogocho

Getting the slum children an education

Saving people from the slum: Working in one of the largest slums in Africa  you will be helping to get people out of the poverty trap by providing dormitories and facilities for disabled children and 

Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.

 

Overview:

Advisory 18+   /   Building Project   /   Maasailand   /   Schools and Clinics   /   Slums

Trip Dates

The Projects

The slums around Nairobi contain over half of the city's population. Korogocho slum comprises seven communities called villages - all squeezed into one square mile. In the mornings you will be working with our local partner, Emmaus, on various building projects. These include building dormitories and support facilities for children with special needs and disabilities. Other projects include building classrooms to give children an education and a better opportunity of getting a job to get out of the poverty trap.

In the afternoon we will go on community visits such as home-based visits with our health partners to support people living with HIV/AIDS. Or visit the sewing workshop where girls in the slum are taught practical and business skills to create a business making and selling clothes.

Rest and Relaxation

We can't take you to Kenya without going on safari - and not just any safari! Visit the Maasai Mara game park- one of the finest in the world - and experience awe-inspiring wildlife.

There's also the chance to get close (but not too close!) to the hippos on a boat trip.

Country Information

Originally created by economic migrants Korogocho has grown to become one of Africa’s largest slums providing shanty dwellings for 200,000 people with no sewerage system.

The time Zone is GMT +3 hours

The local language is Maa and some English

Up to 27°C in Mar-Sep

The Flight is approximately 8.5 hours

The Impact So Far

The teams in Kenya Korogocho have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...

1

Dormitory for disabled children built

10

mattresses delivered to girl's refuge

1

Successful teachers’ team, training local teachers in skills

Trip Dates

Kenya 2018 (Korogocho) – Team 2

09 Jun - 23 Jun 2018

£1,875

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Kenya 2018 (Korogocho) – Team 3

30 Jun - 14 Jul 2018

£1,875

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You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Debrief days

Orientation days and debrief days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

12 May 2018

Debrief Day

17 Nov 2018