Derby County Community Trust waved off their first cohort of Grads in Kenya today, who are returning to Nakuru where the Rams in Kenya project is based. They are assisting the development of one of the five partners schools we support on the annual Rams in Kenya trip each May.
Ten NCS graduates and four staff are volunteering at Jubilee Academy, Nakuru, with the aim of renovating six classrooms to bring them up to the same standard as schools ran by the Kenya government.
This is the first Grads in Kenya trip ran by Derby County Community Trust, which was launched after the end of last year’s NCS summer programme. NCS is a four-week programme undertaken by 16 and 17 year olds where they undertake a host of confidence building, teamwork and employability activities, along with taking part in a two-week volunteering social action project.
Some volunteers will be helping run classroom sessions and sports sessions alongside the renovation project.
Several local businesses have been integral to helping this first trip to happen – Albatross Cars are kindly supplying the transport to and from the airport along with a donation to help fund materials needed for the renovations. Other sponsors are Imperial, Sinfin Moor Social Club and Piper Catering.
Those interested in our annual Rams in Kenya trip can find out more here and all graduates from our NCS programme are already starting preparations for the second Grads in Kenya trip in 2020.