I spent a blissful summer in Kenya thanks to the PGAF fund. I was based in a very rural area called Entonet, about 150m from the border to Tanzania; pretty much on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. I was so lucky to have had an amazing team of Kenyan and UK volunteers. Our project aims were to tackle local issues of youth unemployment, child marriage, environmental pollution and gender inequality.
Getting our hands dirty; making energy-saving jikos (stoves) with a mixture of cow dung, ash and soil. The cow dung was as fresh as you could imagine, literally straight from the cow (no gloves were used). No carbon footprint here
Triumphant after a hike that was much steeper than anticipated
Marching around Loitokitok town on International Youth Day and definitely slowing down all the traffic
Models at Kenya Fashion Week ss18, the streetstyle collection
Myself towering over Moses, the school cook and a great guy all round!
We made friends in the community, and got invited to a Maasai wedding, where the warriors compete to see who can jump the highest…
Elephants are beautiful creatures!
To celebrate Malala Day, we held an event to encourage women empowerment. Our three speakers were 2 hours late, so some improvisation was required. Seen here: spontaneous speech with a Swahilli translator
IT lessons! A struggle with the powercuts, but always fun reliving the joy of WordArt
The matching T-shirts were unplanned; here we are painting a primary school with shapes and numbers
And the best dressed award goes to…
One of my favourite photos: the foreground is Kenya, the background is Tanzania (spot Mt Kili)
Someone probably said something funny… we got to come up with a motto for this school- after much consideration and many silly suggestions, we settled for ‘Dream to believe, Dream to achieve’.
Another of my favourite photos.. so precious!!
Beautiful and funny June with her crown of flowers