Registration Now Open: Kitale Volunteer Trip 2018

2018-02-21T22:56:58+00:00February 21st, 2018|

Registration is now open to join this years group of volunteers heading to Kitale! June 30th to July 13th a group of Africa Direct volunteers will be working in Kitale, Northwest Kenya, alongside our partner the Good Shepherd Sisters Kitale. This is the fifth trip of its kind, with the previous years' groups having great success (read the comments at the bottom of the page). The cost is €1680 for 2 weeks if paying in full by yourself and €1980 if fundraising (the details are broken down in ‘Application & Fundraising’ link below). Living with the Sisters means savings [...]

Registration Now Open: Kitale Volunteer Trip 2017

2017-01-06T12:41:15+00:00January 3rd, 2017|

Registration is now open to join this years group of volunteers heading to Kitale! This June a group of Africa Direct volunteers will be working in Kitale, Northwest Kenya, alongside our partner the Good Shepherd Sisters Kitale. This is the forth trip of its kind, with the previous years' groups having great success (see the pictures and stories in the documents at the bottom of this page). The trip will take place from 17th June to 30th June. The cost is €1680 for 2 weeks if paying in full by yourself and €1980 if fundraising (the details are broken [...]

Registration Now Open: Kitale Group Volunteering 2016

2016-11-03T12:36:18+00:00February 29th, 2016|

Registration is now open to join this years group of volunteers heading to Kitale! June 18th to July 1st a group of Africa Direct volunteers will be working in Kitale, Northwest Kenya, alongside our partner the Good Shepherd Sisters Kitale. This is the third trip of its kind, with last years group having great success (read the comments at the bottom of the page). The cost is €1850 for 2 weeks, a little more if you are fundraising your costs (the details are broken down in the link below). Living with the Sisters means savings so we can deliver [...]

A Report on Kitale Volunteer Trip 2015

2016-11-03T12:36:19+00:00September 17th, 2015|

By John Slattery A group of 8 volunteers from Cork, Dublin and Derry travelled to Kenya for 2 weeks in June. We spent 2 nights in Nairobi visiting projects. We were treated to performances by both the Marian Childrens Rescue Centre and the Mukuru Drama group. At Lunga Lunga skills training centre the Catering students cooked and served us lunch followed with hairdos and manicures by the Hairdressing & Beauty Care students all from the surrounding Mukuru slum. On our trip west to Kitale across the Rift Valley we stopped at the equator. Kipsongo [...]

Kitale Group Volunteering, June 2015

2016-11-03T12:36:19+00:00March 23rd, 2015|

Registration is now open to join this years group of volunteers heading to Kitale! This June another group of Africa Direct volunteers will be travelling to Kitale, Northwest Kenya, to work with our partner the Good Shepherd Sisters Kitale. This is the second of its kind, with last years group having great success. The cost is €1850 for 2 weeks, a little more if you are fundraising your costs (the details are broken down in the link below). Living with the Sisters means savings so we can deliver €800 of this into projects. Mixing and working with the community is more fun [...]

Kitale Group Volunteering, June 2014

2016-11-03T12:36:20+00:00July 1st, 2014|

Western Kenya is an ideal location to see the magnificence of Africa and work with a humble, dignified community recovering from extreme poverty. With funds from Irish Aid the local Kenyan Good Shepherd Sisters have built a training centre and accommodation on a ten acre farm outside the town of Kitale where they support the community of Kipsongo slum. 2014’s volunteer group ranged from 20s to 60s and enjoyed the good food and accommodation there. Back in 2008 the Kipsongo community of refugees was decimated by 30 years of poverty. People lived in one room “paper houses”, a frame of branches covered in waste [...]