It all started with a volunteering trip that changed our lives. In 2011, we went to volunteer at a rural school in Kimilili, Kenya. The idea was to teach the children, but we quickly learned that those children would teach us what life is all about: sharing and caring for each other.
After a long 8 hour ride from Nairobi, we finally arrived at the “school”. It was barely a mud hut, with the walls falling apart, no toilets, electricity, water, nor learning materials! During the first teacher meeting we were told that the Ministry of Education wanted to close the school because of the precarious situation. A fact which we could not accept: after all, this school was looking after orphans and needy children that would otherwise not be able to attend school! We accepted the challenge to ensure that these children would not drop out of school! Many years later – and thanks to many volunteers and donors believing in our mission – we have transformed the school and the learning opportunities, achieving sustained successes for the education of those children.