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 five partner schools.
Since 2012, over 300 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.
As we celebrate our tenth trip to our partner schools Nakuru, we're looking for 100 volunteers to join us on the trip of a lifetime - the biggest trip from a football club across the country!
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:
- West End
- 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 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. 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 (2023)
We are thrilled to have plans in place for May 2023 where we'll be celebrating our 10th trip to Nakuru! 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: 27th May - 4th June 2023
£2,300 (£195 deposit required to secure space)
Two week option: 20th May - 4th June 2023
£2,850 (£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):
£560.00/£675.00 (due by 1st December 2022)
£560.00/£675.00 (due by 1st February 2023)
£555.00/£675.00 (due by 1st April 2023)
£430.00/£630.00 (due by 28th April - 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 2023 have comprehensive built in Covid-19 cover.
If you'd like to register your interest about 2023's adventure please use this form to get in touch and a member of our team will be in contact.