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 five partner schools.
The 2019 trip saw over 50 volunteers go overseas and help those in need. There are no formal skills required whatsoever on the trip, just a dedication to helping and getting stuck in. This year’s youngest volunteers were 8-year-old twins, and the eldest 78, showing that you can take part regardless of age, job or skill set.
The 2020 trip was unfortunately unable to go ahead due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, but we are hopeful we can return to Nakuru in 2021 and it's not too late for you to join us.
We work in five partner schools to improve sanitation, build new classrooms or facilities and increase safety measures. We also support teaching and physical activity within the schools.
The schools we work with are:
- Mama Kerry
- Chaddy Mission
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 manor in Nairobi.
Facilitated by African Adventures, the trip benefits the Derby County Community Trust and also the impoverished areas around Nakuru, in Kenya.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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 (2021)
Every volunteer is tasked with raising the below amounts which 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.
Any volunteers aged under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian unless permission is granted from the trip organiser.
- Two-week (15 nights) option = £2,625 per person - departing 22nd May 2021*
- One-week (8 nights) option = £1,925 per person - departing 29th May 2021*
*subject to flights
We are currently preparing for our 2021 trip. If you'd like to register your interest in next year's adventure or future years please use this form to get in touch!