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Reported by Tanya on 05th July 2018

Friday Fundraising Star – Simone

Friday Fundraising Star – Simone

Simone joined her school’s Kenya expedition a bit later than the other students – but that didn’t stop her! Her fundraising efforts have certainly paid off, and it just goes to show…fundraising is 100% possible! Simone is currently in Kenya on her expedition – what an experience she’s having! In my whole lead up to my very exciting Kenya expedition, there was a lot I did to get myself to this point - 7 days away from heading off with...

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Reported by on 12th January 2018

Kenya Recce – Part 2

Kenya Recce – Part 2

We’ve all enjoyed reading part 1 of Sarah’s time on the Kenya recce – here is part 2! Service is the prime aim of a Camps International trip and during our visit to Camp Tsavo, we were able to engage in these projects first hand. Nearby to Camp Tsavo is Itinyi school, where many of the projects are undertaken. Whilst this school would be very dissimilar to any Australian school, it has grown greatly as a result of Camps International...

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Reported by on 04th January 2018

Kenya Recce – Part 1

Kenya Recce – Part 1

In December 2017, a group of teachers across Australia headed out to our camps in Kenya to experience our camps, projects and the communities we operate in. One of our lovely teachers, Sarah, has put her recce experience into a two part blog – enjoy part 1! Camps International is an organisation running in Australia, the UK and Dubai offering ethical service programs. This social enterprise runs trips in Africa, South and Central America and South East Asia and trips are...

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Reported by on 12th December 2017

My Time in Kenya

My Time in Kenya

We watch the adverts on TV with the pleas for help, but when you get to Kenya, the reality of the situation becomes real. This is not just a TV documentary - people actually live in mud huts, make meals out of anything they can get their hands on and walk miles for water every day of their lives! Tsavo is a stunningly beautiful place; much hillier and rockier than I had expected with a welcomed breeze. Home to some...

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Reported by Lindsay on 01st September 2016

Giving the Gift of Education

Giving the Gift of Education

  The communities we live and work alongside are at the heart of everything we do, and at the heart of each community lies the next generation; children bursting with potential. At Camps we believe every child deserves an education, one that forms the foundation of a bright future. Schooling not only provides literacy and numeracy skills for children in developing countries, but a chance to understand nutrition, address gender equality and learn vital business skills. Attending school allows children...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 21st June 2016

DECENT MOVE TO AFRICAN CULTURE

DECENT MOVE TO AFRICAN CULTURE

A quick update from our Gappers in Kenya .... Thirteen volunteers arrived at Camp Muhaka and the surroundings are absolutely beautiful; the Camp and the staff were all prepared for our arrival, we had a very warm welcome from everyone! We all got unpacked and showered ready for our first night in Camp, getting to know each other and going for a wander through the village. Meeting the locals, seeing the school and viewing the house which we would be working...

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Africa Project Blog (Muhaka) – Traditional House Project (CI Home Initiative)

It is our pleasure to share with you the good work that our volunteers have successfully been doing in the first quarter of the year 2016 in Kenya at our beautiful  Camp Muhaka. The Camp is located in a remote rural village which is amongst the most disadvantaged  local community with almost 70% people living below the poverty line and many people can’t afford to build a house. What’s more, it is not unusual to have entire families crammed into...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 09th April 2016

JOURNEY TO AFRICA!

JOURNEY TO AFRICA!

We had a great team from Dubai American Academy who visited our Camp in Tsavo early last month (March)  and had this to share...... A trip to Kenya they said… it will be super fun they said… no bugs they said. They were right apart from the bugs. Do you know how to lay a concrete floor? Rocks, sand, water and cement. A lot of hard work went in to that first day at the school. First we broke up...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

JUST KENYA AND WE LOVE IT!

JUST KENYA AND WE LOVE IT!

We were blessed to open the year with a great team of 15 gappers who are now based in our Camp at Muhaka. One week down and are all having a fantastic moment and they had something to share‰! Jambo! (meaning hallo in Swahili language)  We all arrived safely in Camp Muhaka and we are all getting along really well. Although things seemed to be really different from our normal life here; everything looks amazing. The camp hospitality is incredible...

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Reported by Hannah on 23rd February 2016

Healthcare Outreach 2015

Healthcare Outreach 2015

      In November, 30 truly inspiring healthcare professionals took 2-weeks out of their busy schedules to come and join us in Kenya and do something amazing. Established 5 years ago, the Healthcare Outreach programme has already impacted greatly on the lives of rural Kenyans and this year was no exception. Throughout the 14 days we ran 6 ‰pop up‰ health clinics in villages situated within the Tsavo region of Kenya. This year we also had some valuable additions...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

A Whirlwind Tour of Kenya and Tanzania!!

A Whirlwind Tour of Kenya and Tanzania!!

Meet Phil, who although is well travelled himself is relatively new to Camps International.  October half term was the first time he had visited our Camps in Tanzania and Kenya  over to him‰!   Wow!! What a trip! As a newcomer to Camps, I was in the same position as the accompanying teachers, wondering what the Recce had in store for us in Africa! Everything was packed, itineraries completed and what an action packed adventure it would be! Landing in...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Hakuna Matata – Kenya/Tanzania Recce Blog 2015

Hakuna Matata – Kenya/Tanzania Recce Blog 2015

Hi all, my name is Emma and I work on the Expeditions team for Camps International. This October I got the opportunity to go to Kenya and Tanzania on the Teacher‰'s recce. Throughout the course of the week, we visited several camps, local projects and communities. We landed in Tanzania at 9am, after flying through the night (and having several plane breakfasts!). Whilst there we visited Camp Mbokomu, Camp Kidia and spent two days at Camp Tanga (our beach camp,...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – ALEX !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – ALEX !!

I‰'ve always wanted to hold an auction, purely to be able to look important and get to use one of those little wooden hammers if I‰'m honest which isn‰'t hat great a reason. Alex however, clearly has more reason than me because she‰'s only gone and raised over £1700 in one night AND organised a disco AND a buffet. You guessed it, it‰'s our Fundraising Friday Star and this week‰'s winner has been extremely busy‰! When I initially heard about...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

KENYA STUDENTS LEARNING OUTSIDE CLASSROOM,DESPITE ONGOING TEACHERS STRIKE

KENYA STUDENTS LEARNING OUTSIDE CLASSROOM,DESPITE ONGOING TEACHERS STRIKE

Education is the key to empowerment and ending poverty in any marginalized community. Teachers play a big role ensuring that students achieve this goal by receiving intensive education, knowledge and thrive academically every day in school to better their future.   Public school, especially those in the rural receives limited support from the government, school infrastructure and education facilities are dilapidated as a result education development in these areas are few or nonexistent. 70% of families live below the poverty...

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