Rams in Kenya
The Trip of a Lifetime
Rams in Kenya is an annual trip to the schools in the slums of Nakuru, Kenya, which invites Derby County fans, Derby County Community Trust supporters or simply anyone with an interest to take on the trip of a lifetime and improve life for children in the project’s six partner schools.
Since 2012, over 500 volunteers have taken on the adventure, supporting our partner schools and their pupils to flourish. Facilitated by African Adventures, the trip benefits the Derby County Community Trust and also the impoverished areas around Nakuru, in Kenya.
Our 2024 Rams in Kenya trip will take place from 18th May-2nd June (two week option) or 25th May-2nd June one week option). You can find further details around the trip and associated costs below.
Our next open evening was scheduled to take place on 14th September at Pride Park Stadium, but has now moved to Thursday 28th September, from 7.00-8.30pm, where you can find out more.
Please register to attend through the form below. If you can't make the session in person, you can also join us via Zoom.
We work in partner schools to improve sanitation, build new classrooms or facilities and increase safety measures. We also support teaching and physical activity within the schools.
Volunteers also get the opportunity to take part in the Rift Valley Adventure Day which is a visit to the Nakuru National Safari, Thompson Falls and the Equator. There is also the chance to visit the Menengai Crater, an elephant orphanage and the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi.
Every volunteer is tasked with fundraising to cover flights, transfers, accommodation and three meals per day, plus a contribution towards the Community Trust’s programmes at home and the Kenyan school projects.
There are also costs associated with receiving the correct travel vaccinations, which will allow you access to the country and if Covid testing measures are in place at this time then costs may be applicable for travel. Please see below for a breakdown of costs.
If you have any further questions please use the form below or contact our Community Manager and Trip Co-ordinator Paul Newman on 01332 416140 or at [email protected]
"It's special out there. I was given the opportunity for a funded placement for the Kenya trip and now I've been for the past six years. It's been life-changing, it's opened my eyes. The people out there haven't got much but they're still happy and they're proud. I came back a totally different person."
Trip Details (2024)
We are thrilled to have plans in place for May 2024! The trip will have a one week and two week option, making it flexible for those who may have to work around school holidays.
One week option: 25th May - 2nd June 2024
£2,375 (£195 deposit required to secure space)
Two week option: 18th May - 2nd June 2024
£2,925 (£195 deposit required to secure space)
Your trip can be paid in instalments as you complete fundraising activities.
We will require (one week/two week option):
£580.00/£700.00 (due by 1st December 2023)
£585.00/£700.00 (due by 1st February 2024)
£585.00/£700.00 (due by 1st April 2024)
£430.00/£630.00 (due by 28th April 2024 - covers donation to Derby County Community Trust's projects, contribution towards materials and resources in Kenya and T-shirt and DBS check - over 16s only)
Any volunteers aged under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian unless permission is granted from the trip organiser.
All trips booked for 2024 have comprehensive built in Covid-19 cover.
If you'd like to register your interest about 2024's adventure please use this form to get in touch and a member of our team will be in contact.