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African Adventures has teamed up with Plumpton College to offer students a unique opportunity to volunteer in Kenya at Nanning’oi Primary School – and you’re invited to join!

African Adventures is a unique volunteer travel company, dedicated to improving lives in the UK and Africa. We work with 11 schools in Nakuru, Kenya, that help improve the lives of the 3,500 children who attend.

Plumpton College will be taking two groups of students to Kenya in 2025. Team A will depart for their 10-night trip on 20th June 2025, and Team B will depart on 27th June 2025. You’ll make a real difference at Nanning’ Oi Primary School, which is based in a remote area of south-western Kenya near the Maasai Mara national park.

Information Evening:
6pm on Tuesday 1st October 2024

Why Get Involved?

Our volunteers bring our work to life by helping our partner schools achieve incredible goals, such as building a new primary school, constructing toilet blocks, creating an IT suite or helping build a new classroom block to reduce overcrowding in lessons.

Not only will you make a real difference to children’s live in Africa, but you will return home with your horizons broadened and memories to last a lifetime.

94%
said their trip exceeded their expectations
98%
gained a better understanding of the world
97%
gained the confidence to try new things

You can choose between two volunteer roles

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Teaching & Multi-Sports

Classrooms at our partner schools are often overcrowded and under-resourced. By choosing a Teaching Assistant role, you’ll help teachers to deliver sport lessons (where appropriate) and help support small groups of students with their work. There are lots of resources on the My African Adventure portal to help you prepare for this role.

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Building & Renovation

Volunteers who are hands-on and like to see a project through from start to finish should choose the Building & Renovation role. A large part of African Adventures’ work includes the construction/renovation of classrooms, kitchens, toilets, walls, offices and assembly halls at schools. The work carried out, which is always led by a local builder, is often physical and can be hard work, but is suited to all those ready to participate.

Adventure Activities

Away from volunteering, you’ll have the opportunity to discover everything that Kenya has to offer by embarking on our Nairobi Wildlife Day, set in the world’s only city national park. You’ll visit an elephant orphanage and embark on a game drive set in the open grass plains with a backdrop of the city scrapers. Get ready to try and spot the endangered black rhinos.

About Kenya

The Location

The trip will take place in a remote location close to Maasai Mara national park and approximately one hour’s drive from the closest town, Narok. There will be very few amenities easily accessible whilst you’re staying with a small, tight-knit community who will be delighted to welcome Plumpton College students once again.

Where You'll Stay

Your group will stay just a few minutes’ walk from Nanning’oi Primary School on a campsite created specifically for the trip. Students will share single sex tents, and camping beds will be provided. There will be temporary shower and toilet facilities installed ahead of your arrival and a large common space for you to enjoy your meals.

Trip information

Duration 10 nights
Departure Date Team A: 20th June 2025 / Team B: 27th June 2025
Flying From Heathrow
Sign-Up Deadline TBC

Trip Costs

Total:
£2,095
Deposit
First instalment
Second Instalment
Third Instalment

Trip package

What's included?

  • Return flights from Heathrow
  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Airport transfers and in-country transport
  • Dedicated Trip Host in Africa
  • Planned development work
  • Farewell Celebration
  • Personalised African Adventures t-shirt
  • Campsite accommodation at Nanning'oi
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi
  • Three meals per day
  • Cultural events and activities
  • 24-hour support
  • ATOL protected
  • Nairobi Wildlife Day

What's not included?

  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Travel vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets
  • Spending money
  • Drinks

Fundraising Support

Nearly half of our volunteers raise more than half of their trip costs through fundraising, which is an important part of the African Adventures experience.

Fundraising can be great fun, and many of our volunteers tell us that this part of the experience is a great way to learn new skills, and get to know the other volunteers in their group.

Once you’ve signed up, you can set up your own sponsorship page on My African Adventure, which you can share with friends and family, or use to collect payments for fundraising events, that will help raise your trip costs.

You can join our free six-weekly fundraising workshop webinars, where you’ll hear from volunteers who have been there and done it before, and fundraising ideas you can try from the African Adventures team.

Plus, there’s comprehensive Fundraising Support section for you to use on My African Adventure, where you can download money planners, event posters, bucket wraps and much more.

Information Evening Details

Information Evening
6pm
Virtual
1st October 2024

Join us for our Information Evening, where you can find out more about this life-changing volunteering trip. A member from our partnerships team will deliver a presentation to the group, which will cover:

  • Your trip destination
  • Where you will stay
  • Our partner schools
  • Volunteering roles
  • What’s included
  • Your adventure activities
  • Safety
  • Fundraising

Throughout the presentation, there will be opportunities to ask any questions.

Information Evening for Plumpton College 2025

Ready for an adventure? Fill in the form below to register your attendance for the Information Evening:

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FAQS

Lots!

Most people who travel with us are visiting sub-Saharan for the first time, so you’ll get access to lots of help and advice to get ready for your trip, including what to pack, when to apply for your visa, what your destination country is going to be like and much more. And once you’ve arrived, you’ll be looked after by our friendly team of expert Trip Hosts.

If you have any questions about your trip, just give our friendly team a call, and we’ll be happy to help.

No, but the most rewarding experiences rarely are! You are likely to be stepping out of your comfort zone, meeting new people, travelling to a new country, in a different environment and with a different culture.

This will be an exciting challenge for you but you will have plenty of support whilst you are away. Our trained Trip Leaders and Trip Hosts will be there to look after you and your fellow volunteers.

If you’ve not been to this part of the world before, you’ll need some vaccinations before you go.

Please visit your local GP or travel nurse for advice regarding which vaccinations you need. You can also visit www.travelhealthpro.org.uk or www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for helpful information relating to each of our volunteering destinations.

Most vaccinations needed are available on the NHS. However, you will need to pay for the Yellow Fever vaccination and antimalarial tablets. More information is available on the My African Adventure portal.

In a word, yes! Of course, there are risks with any form of travel, whether you’re going to Los Angeles, Lima or London but hundreds of thousands of Britons travel to Africa every year and the majority of visits are trouble free.

At African Adventures, we have organised trips for over 7,000 volunteers and hold a wealth of experience. From pre-departure support and in-country orientations to knowing nearby hospitals and medical centres, we know how to deliver a safe and exciting experience. We are accredited by reputable travel bodies (see Trusted and Experienced) and we follow Foreign & Commonwealth (FCO) advice at all times; www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

About 50% of our volunteers raise at least half their trip costs through fundraising alone. With good planning, the right commitment and enthusiasm, you can too.

Once you sign up, you get access to a wide range of fundraising support. You can set up your own sponsorship page on your My African Adventure account to help raise money for your trip (if you’re making all your payments directly to African Adventures), you can join free six-weekly online fundraising workshops, and there are lots of downloadable posters/bucket wraps to use too. You also get a fundraising t-shirt from African Adventures a few weeks after booking.

However, if it proves to be too difficult to raise the money you need, and you decide to cancel, you can do so at any time. Please be aware that the deposit is non-refundable and there are cancellation fees from the date of your first instalment.

No, African Adventures is a for-profit social enterprise.

Lots of our volunteers fundraise to cover their trip costs, which is an important part of the African Adventures experience. The money that volunteers raise pays for their travel costs, so things like flights, accommodation, tours, and the staff who deliver our trips. A portion of every volunteer’s trip cost is also given to the partner school hosting the group, as a donation to fund the work being carried out.

We do, however, have a charity arm called African Adventures Foundation. African Adventures Ltd funds the running cost of our charity, which means 100% of donations given to the charity are spent at our partner schools in Africa. You can read more about our official charity by visiting www.africanadventures.co.uk/foundation.

Contact Louise Ramsdale, our Partnerships Manager at louise.ramsdale@africanadventures.co.uk or call 023 81780957