Sunday, July 10, 2011

Home Page for Trip Reports

This is the landing page for our team trips with links (on the right side of this page) to each of the trip reports from teams that have ventured to the orphanage/school deep in rural southwest Kenya known as Achungo Children's Center.

These trips are typically for 12 elapsed days with 9 days in Kenya.  We spend 2 days at a game park and 5 days working at the Achungo school.  We work with the teachers, helping with classroom materials, resources and methods.  We spend a lot of time with the children, introducing new resources, reading with them, teaching them new games, playing sports, and making crafts.  And we work on simple construction and repair projects, for example, building desks, repairing pipework or electrical, setting up computers. 

At the game park, we stay at a luxury resort.  At Rodi Kopany (the village near Achungo), we stay in a small but comfortable hotel (the Tausi, pictured here) and take our meals there.  It is a 2-minute walk from the hotel to the Achungo center.  Having this comfortable hotel so close is wonderful for our teams as a place to rest, refresh, use the facilities, eat all our meals, and all an easy walk from Achungo.

In the Trip Reports linked on this page, you'll read about our teams and the different trips with what we accomplished and what we experienced.