Gathimba Edwards’ House building volunteers arrive in Kenya

The latest Gathimba Edwards Foundation volunteers. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

This year’s group of British volunteers for the 2017 Gathimba Edwards Foundation’s house building project have arrived in Kenya.

During previous volunteer building trips in 2015 and 2016, volunteers built homes for 45 children. In October 2015, a team of independent volunteers very successfully built a 16 bed dormitory and a 3 bedroom house in just two weeks. Last year, a new team of volunteers built an incredible 5 homes in 9 days.

This year’s trip will see the volunteers build two new homes for families in Karatina. For volunteer Project Manager Darren Cocker, this will be his third trip to Kenya during which he will oversee the building.

Gathimba Edwards Foundation volunteers 2017
The Gathimba Edwards Foundation volunteers set off for Karatina. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

Through fundraising efforts by the 25 guests coming on this two week trip, the Aberdeen based charity, which is dedicated to improving the lives of hundreds of underprivileged Kenyan families, have been able to buy an acre of land and building materials for the homes.

If you would like to volunteer for the next house building project, the next one is scheduled to take place between 21 July and 2 August 2018. For more details, check out the Gathimba Edwards Foundation website.

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