Camps International Blog - kenya

BRITS, A SWISS AND A DUTCH GIRL GO LARGE IN KENYA ! ;)

 

After a long time travelling, we finally arrived at Nairobi and were welcomed by the Camps International Staff. The contrast between our world and the African world is indescribable. One of the first things we saw were giraffes at the side of the road; we were speechless.

When we arrived at camp after a 7 hour trip, had a good night sleep and admired the amazing starry sky, we went through a very interesting orientation.

REWARDING EXPERIENCE WITH CAMPS INTERNATIONAL

It was a huge blessing to have a dedicated team of 19 pax from Avon Valley School (UK) last Month.This group spent two weeks in Tsavo doing a community project work at Sasenyi Primary School; School located in the rurals of Kenya-Tsavo Region. They got engaged on making 10 desks for 20 children who have been siting on the floor due to lack of chairs and they desperately needed desks in class.The group loved the experience in Kenya and mentioned the trip as an eye opening to them.......................................

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OUR MISSION WITH CAMPS INTERNATIONAL

We all thought that 3 months will be long period to be in Africa, but here we are, we've made it! We’ve enjoyed every moment of our stay with Camp Kenya, loved all projects, safari, and beach.The hospitality of the Kenyan people is incredible; friendly staff and Jambo Rafiki (Hello friend) everywhere. We feel rewarded to have fulfilled our mission to change people's lives and we can not stop sharing this amazing experience to the world...................

A WEEK OF CHANGE - MUHAKA GAPPERS

The week was fully loaded with plastering and playing with Kids, just like any other week, we enjoyed walking and working along with local children. Plastering the Muhaka Islamic school library, has been our main project and glad we can see it getting better every day. Indeed, it is a hard and challenging task (understanding the ratio between sand and cement then mixing with water and sticky it on the wall) each day we find our self-getting stronger and we always meet the project target set for the day.

SLOWER BUT TOUGH WE STAND 'WE ARE THE TSAVO GAPPERS'

Thinking about our life with Camps since we arrived on January at Camp Tsavo, every one of us admits that Kenya is a lovely country, very friendly and incredible people and what Camps does for the communities, is absolutely great.

 Our work to complete the long drop toilet has continued a little bit slower than we first thought it would be, but it has been immensely satisfying to see the whole structure fit together.

A guide to biodiversity project work

So I know I usually write the silliest blogs ever, but I'm not quite the air head I seem to be(!). Camps International means a lot to me, not just because of the incredible people I work with, or the beautiful places we visit. Camps International is not a company that plans holidays, what we do is create expeditions, which in turn create opportunities for people to grow and learn things they may otherwise not get the chance to. It takes a long time, and a lot of planning, and that is just the logistics of getting volunteers to the country they want to go to.

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