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Posted on: July 18th 2019

Kenya Team Volunteering at Ungana Academy

College students with ungana academy pupils july 2019

On Saturday 13th July, the Lower 6th 'Kenya Team' left for the Kaptembwa district of Nakuru, Kenya to spend ten days volunteering with African Adventures at Ungana Academy. Accompanied by Head of German, Kate Gregory, and Teacher of Art, Chris Sutherland, the students are working with pupils and staff at the school. Situated in a very deprived area, Ungana Academy was originally formed to provide the local children from the slum area with a hot meal each day. Over the years, the Academy has developed and although it continues to look after the basic welfare of the children, it is now also an academic school with high expectations.

L6 students in waterfall in kenya 2019

L6 students in jeep on kenyan travels july 2019 Lower sixth in kenya with african adventures 2019

Morning church service for l6 in kenya 2019 Ungana academy pupil blowing bubbles 2019

Kenyan pupils at ungana academy july 2019 Sixth form girl playing with ungana academy pupil 2019

The Kenya Team of students have been raising money throughout the year to go directly towards the development of the school, but they will also be taking with them stationery, clothing and sports equipment to bolster the school’s supplies.

Fundraising activities during the year included a non-uniform day on Friday 10th May, where pupils and staff paid £2 each to come to school in their own clothes but with a hint of the colours of the Kenyan flag; sale of ice lollies during break and lunch time; a Kenya Trip quiz night in the FLT in March; several performances by the fabulous Busking 5 band, both in school at the quiz night and the annual Band Night as well as in public venues such as Cambridge city centre. Two students even shaved their heads at the end of the Summer Term to help support the fundraising campaign!

Quiz night march 2019 busking5 performance Busking five raising money for kenya trip 2019

Quiz night march 2019 the helpers Benson House Girls with Kenyan Flag

Senior school charity day may 2019 Senior school charity day selling ice pops

The students were aiming to raise at least  £1000, which will help them rebuild and repaint the classrooms of Ungana Academy as well as provide much needed educational supplies.

You can read all about last year's trip here.