Every child deserves an education and Kids in Kenya has made a difference.
Kids in Kenya is a non-profit organisation founded by Pauline Browne-Cooper in 2006 and is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities of thousands of disadvantaged children in a poor and remote community in western Kenya. Run by a small group of committed and enthusiastic volunteers, Kids in Kenya initially set out to provide basic materials such as pens and paper, footballs and rubber thongs by purchasing the goods in Nairobi, and personally delivering them to the schools in Usonga, thereby ensuring they arrived intact, and that they reached the children most in need.
Over the years the vision grew and now Kids in Kenya has constructed a community library which is used by more than 7,000 children and villagers and has become the focal meeting point of the community-at-large.
Yes, we are heading to Kenya again this year ... a volunteer team leaves on 20 September 2014 so if you are inclined to have an adventure of a lifetime.
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We will be constructing outdoor shelters to enable the chilldren to study in the shade as well as eco-toilets. After 2 weeks in the village of Usonga we are heading up the Rift Valley to the world famous game park of the Masai Mara! Who could ask for more .... watch this space!
For a detailed outline of the trip please visit our Volunteering page.
Tax deduction through Rotary International applies. (NB. Dates and costs are approximate and will be confirmed by end of 2013)
KIDS in KENYA has another immersion trip to the village of Usonga in western Kenya heading off on Saturday 20 September 2014 and returning on Saturday 18 October 2014 which coincides with New South Wales school holidays. Paule Browne-Cooper will be leading the group and will be working in partnership with The Rotary Clubs of Sydney Cove and Drummoyne and the Rotary Club of Siaya in western Kenya.
You will be touched by the friendliness and generosity of spirit of Kenyans and help kids realise their dreams of an education! Travel through this incredibly diversified country, from world famous game parks, off the beaten track villages, the savannah, incredible Lake Victoria and the exciting chaos that is Nairobi!
Our team at Kids In Kenya is delighted to announce that on 10 April 2013 our Usonga Community Library was officially opened. Tom and Meg Gervay of The Rotary Club of Sydney Cove were in attendance as representatives of Kids In Kenya. It was a grand affair with around 500 guests participating. The Chief, members of the Rotary Club of Siaya and also the Army, children and villagers were there in force.