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.
One Reason To Help
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 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!