Morning Guy, All is well here in sunny Kenya. Camp is quite busy now. The volunteers have been busy at our new Youth Centre which is the starting of a vocational training school we are building in Muhaka. We already have computers and sewing machines in there so your group have been assigned to keep… Read More

The Kenya team go native! Jambo from Kenya! Our journey last week started at the airport, meeting each other, and Alice from The Leap at check in and getting very excited for our next 10 weeks in Kenya. The flight went fine and after a long journey, we finally landed in Mombasa. We got picked… Read More

We were extremely pleased to hear that our Leapers successfully made it to Kenya and are settling in well to Makongeni- a small indigenous village on the south coast of Kenya, very close to Diani Beach. Our volunteers have already started getting their hands dirty with project work and are near to finishing building a… Read More

In June 2008, after a hard year of studying and A-Level exams, I decided what I needed more than anything else, was a rest from education. University had always been part of my plan, but it could wait. As one of the younger students in my year I still didn’t feel ready to pack my… Read More

The Leap has just received an update from the Kenya team. Charlotte, Alexa, Isabelle, Claudia, Alex and Adam have been joined by fellow travelers from Camps International for both of their projects in Makongeni and currently in Mwalaganje. This update is a collective effort of our Leapers: Our weeks in Makongeni were nothing less than… Read More

Over the weekend the Leapers and their colleagues from camps international returned to the group, so project work was in full force with all 33 of us. On Monday, we began work on the large fish ponds with the Baraka Women’s Mangrove Conservation Group. The villagers can then fish in these for food or sell… Read More

Week 1. Update from The Kenya Leapers: Charlotte, Alexa, Isabelle, Alex, Adam and Claudia. Upon arriving at the camp, we were all completely knackered. We had been travelling for about twenty four hours and could not wait to see where we would be living for the next few weeks. To our surprise the accommodation was… Read More

The Kenya Summer Team is small but strong this year with Adam, Claudia, Alexa, Alex and Izzy and Charlotte settling in for the first of their 6 weeks on the project. It seems everyone is in high spirits from the message that team coordinator, Dipesh, has sent us: Having met the Kenya Leapers again at… Read More

Hellooo! I’m Laura, and yes that is a meerkat on my head! This month I’ve been given the great honour of writing a piece in the June newsletter- I’ve been doing work experience at Leap Towers, but more importantly I’m a past leaper! I’ve been helping out in the office and I’ve also been to… Read More

Hi! I’m Laura and I’m working as an intern here at the Leap office in Marlborough for the next 3 weeks! I went to Kenya with the Leap on my gap year in 2009, and reading the blogs from recent Kenya leapers has brought all my memories back; teaching and building projects at Makongeni school,… Read More