Kenya: Education Center

Kethoka, Kenya

Kenya: Education Center

Registration Fee: 
$350

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,800 including $350 non-refundable deposit

The beautiful country of Kenya is home to over 40 ethnic communities, and known for it’s wildlife that includes lions, leopards, and elephants. This project brings us to the rural area of Kithoka, on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, where we will work with the community to build an education center that will serve the children of the Kithoka Amani Children’s Home (KACH). KACH currently houses 38 orphaned and vulnerable children from the area (ranging in ages 3 - 24 years old). As part of a permaculture farm, the education center will also support women’s initiatives as a place for training.

Surf For Life volunteers will be supporting the local community by assisting in the construction of the education center.

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Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,800 including $350 non-refundable deposit

Location: Kithoka, Kenya

Project: Education Center  

In-Country Partner: International Peace Initiatives

Community and Project Description:

Located in the beautiful country of Kenya, the Kithoka area is the location of our community project, and surrounded by national reserves and parks, home to wildlife that includes lions, leopards, and elephants.

Our in-country partners, International Peace Initiatives, founded by Dr. Karambu Ringera, began in 2002 as a support organization working with women whose husbands have died of HIV are often left with no home, and children to care for.  It has now evolved to include the Kithoka Amani Children’s Home (KACH) whose mission is to keep orphaned and vulnerable children in the community where they grew up. KACH currently houses 38 orphaned and vulnerable children from the area (ranging in ages 3 - 24 years old). As part of a permaculture farm, the education center will also support women’s initiatives as a place for training. Our project provides the funds and volunteer support needed to help build the education center.

This trip offers a unique opportunity to participate in a safari in the Samburu National Reserve.



Travel Details:

This trip may require an extra day of travel on both ends. Depending on your destination, flights may require leaving your destination on Friday to arrive in Nairobi for the first gathering on Saturday night. Please check flights before registering.

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