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The Walk Centre

The Walk Centre, African Adventures’ flagship project, is an inspiring place where children are provided with an education and nourishment, both of which would be unattainable to many without its existence. The Walk Centre is full of passionate and supportive staff who want to give children opportunity in life. But they need your support…

The Walk Centre is a pre-primary and primary school located in Nakuru, which was set up in 2005. The schools educate 230 children between the ages of 4-14.

Founders Alex and Patricia Maina recognised the extreme cases of poverty in their local area, where many children live and work on the dumpsite looking for food and valuable materials which their families can sell in order to survive. Alex and Patricia committed to providing a safe place where the children could play and learn. What started with songs, games and food for 60 children soon became a school for 120 students.

In 2007, Dan Mew (African Adventures Director) volunteered at The Walk Centre and met Alex. He decided he wanted to spend his professional life providing support to projects like The Walk Centre, and a partnership was formed. Two years later, African Adventures was born.

In 2015, Alex had a vision to build a primary school, allowing children to continue their education past the age of eight. Various stakeholders teamed up to fundraise and make this dream a reality. In two years, £82,000 was raised and The Walk Centre Primary School was constructed, complete with ten classrooms and the provisions to educate hundreds of young Kenyans for years to come.

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