Our Fundraising

Change the future

for a generation of Kenyans
OUR PROJECT: BUILD A NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL AT THE WALK CENTRE

The Walk Centre, set up by teachers Alex and Patricia Maina, is a pre-primary school which currently provides a free education and food to 350 children from the Hilton Slum in Nakuru. Currently, once the children reach the age of seven, they must leave The Walk Centre and move to a government school in the local area to continue their education. The Walk Centre covers any associated costs with them attending government school, including any resources needed.

The Walk Centre provides such a good level of care and education to the children and the dream is to continue this past the pre-primary stage by constructing an independent Walk Centre primary school.

The new school will be the biggest building project that African Adventures and African Adventures Foundation have ever taken on and we have teamed up with Chichester College to raise the necessary building costs. The new school will have 10 classrooms, an office, a toilet block and a school hall, and will provide a quality education to thousands of underprivileged young Kenyans over the coming years.

The land for the new primary school has been purchased and work is underway. 100% of all donations goes straight to the build project, with African Adventures covering the Foundation’s running costs, ensuring maximum impact.

THE VISION

Location: Hilton Community, Nakuru, Kenya

Aim: Build The Walk Centre Primary School

Funds Needed: £70,000

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Our Sponsors

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If you would like to find out more about this ambitious fundraising initiative, please download The Big Build Kenya brochure.

One Reason To Help

Eric Mwangi

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Eric Mwangi was one of the first-ever students to attend The Walk Centre when it started in 2004. He was a shining light in his class, achieving strong academic results, which meant he was one of the fortunate students to go on to primary school and then high school – fees for which were met by The Walk Centre.

In 2014, against all odds, Eric enrolled on a course at Nairobi University to study engineering.

To acknowledge the contribution that The Walk Centre has had on his own life, Eric spends his summers at The Walk Centre, volunteering as a teacher to give back to the project that has ensured his life will never be confined to the Hilton dumpsite.

A better equipped Walk Centre will virtually guarantee more stories like Eric’s. More students will go on to high school and more students will study at college and university, which will increase the number of people going on to become Kenya’s next generation of engineers, teachers, doctors, nurses and entrepreneurs.

Move for the Walk

Move For The Walk is an exciting fundraising initiative for a great cause that will mean more children in Nakuru can receive a free education and meals each day. This is a brilliant opportunity for your pupils to take on a challenge as a team, participate in a fun activity that promotes health and well-being and learn about how they can make a positive contribution to the world around them. So, register your school or college to take on the challenge this summer, and support children in Kenya continuing their education!

Why Get Involved?

Move for The Walk is a fundraising campaign that is raising vital funds for The Big Build, Kenya.

It is a fantastic opportunity for schools and colleges from the Solent area to engage with a great cause that is promoting education for all, whilst taking on a great challenge that will motivate and empower their students.

In return, African Adventures Foundation will:

  • Provide you with all the promotional tools to get involved, including posters, sponsorship forms and template letters home to parents.
  • Create you a bespoke donation page for your event so you can take donations online.
  • Send you a framed certificate on completion of your fundraising event to acknowledge your school’s effort and donation.
  • Include your school’s logo on a plaque, which will comprise all supporters, to be displayed at The Walk Centre Primary School.
  • Provide a reward for students getting involved (medals for primary school students and a trophy for senior schools and colleges).

We have Move for The Walk challenges for all different levels – find out how you can get involved!

Move For The Walk In Action

Sports students at Chichester College have recently organised two fundraising events for Move For The Walk, and have raised an impressive £2,321.18 towards the fundraising total for The Walk Centre Primary School. One group participated in a Football Marathon lasting eight hours, the exciting match ended 60-59 and was only decided on sudden-death penalties. The other group coordinated a variety of sports activities including tennis, volleyball, basketball, football, dodgeball and rounders. Both teams did really well to raise awareness of the Move For The Walk campaign around the college and have done brilliantly with their fundraising. A huge well done and thank you from African Adventures and the Foundation!

Coming up this summer term – walking and cycling events from Shirley Infant School, Bourne Community College, Henry Cort College and Hollycombe Primary School.