BIG Foundation Challenge 2019 - Come and join us on an unforgettable journey
In October 2016, two Directors of Black Isle volunteered for a community project in southern Kenya. The project was run by Camps International in partnership with their 100% giving charity, The Camps Foundation. They were so moved and inspired by the experience that the Black Isle Group (BIG) Foundation was set up in January 2017.
The first BIG project is to build, from the bricks up, nurseries at Itinyi and Sasenyi primary schools where over 90 children currently learn outside. The schools are in a remote, semi-arid area of the Tsavo region of Kenya with over 65% of people living in poverty. The nurseries will allow children to benefit from a clean and safe environment in which to learn and thrive.
The BIG Foundation is raising funds for the nursery projects and, in addition, would like to recruit a team of volunteers to join us in Kenya for 8 days in 2019, and contribute to the building of the nurseries.
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The impact you’ll make: The local schools and educational facilities are very dilapidated and erosion from seasonal flooding is threatening the buildings foundations making them liable to collapse. You will help by building or renovating school buildings and tackling erosion so that the children have a clean and safe academic environment in which to thrive.
Our Camps: Camp Tsavo gives you the chance to experience life in the real African wilderness. Surrounded by the picturesque Marungu Hills that lie close to the world famous Tsavo National Parks, this area is famed for its wildlife and providing a safe haven for elephants, lions, cheetahs and other amazing animals. The camp itself is situated in the heart of the charming local village, where you will experience authentic African culture and hospitality so welcoming that you won’t want to leave.
Travel dates: Group 1: 9-16 June | Group 2: 14-22 June 2019
By focusing our support on local schools, we can provide classrooms, water storage facilities, and kitchens which will quite literally save lives
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