Note: Photographs represent both ongoing and completed projects with various partner organizations.
A volunteer standing behind a young street girl. Most street girls are forced to prostitution around the age of 12 and shortly after contract HIV. The street boy on the right is sniffing glue from one hand and jet fuel from the other.
A street boy sniffing glue.
A street child sleeping inthe street.
James and Otato help around the house.
Evans wanting to play some futbol.
A baby of the Maasai tribe, close to the KRCH.
Members of the Arrive team visiting the street children at night to bring them bread, blankets, and other goods.
A collage of the volunteers Arrive welcomed throughout 2012.
A happy Light School student.
The futbol games have started….and haven’t stopped! Part of the KRCH’s boys’ home can be seen on the left.
Peace & Love from Kenya!
Volunteers visit a local villager in need of help.
A tradtional fisherman on Lake Victoria, the second biggest lake in the world, and only two hours from the KRCH.
Happy holidays from Claire!
Children forced to search for metal scrapes to sell for food.
A few of the girls at home preparing “matoke,” a traditional Gusii dish made from bananas.
Members of the Maasai tribe come from miles around to attend a free medical clinic.
Brian working with street children in Kisumu.
Our boys (Mrefu, TanoTano, Siginya and Melkzedek) running with some of the world’s best runners at Gusii Stadium.
From street boy to Spiderman, this is Mikiel ChaCha from the Kuria tribe boarding Tanzania. Superpowers include: making everyone around him laugh, overcoming some of life’s harshest obstacles, and rocking a secondhand Spiderman onesie costume like nobody’s business.
Arrive volunteer Gretta carries clean drinking water back home.
Volunteer Mathew teaches a few of the Arrive children how to play guitar.
Before and after: Evans Omari was beaten furiously in Kisii by police officers who wanted him to leave. He is currently in polytechnic school.
Right: Mikiel. Left: Astarico. Back: Odhiambo.
Volunteer Joanna exploring Kakamega National Forest.
Astarico attending extra classes, experiencing his first scratch-and-sniff scented sticker. Claire hard at work in the background.
Even at Light School Uriri, there are shadows.
The top of Africa – Arrive volunteers reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro!
Former street boy James enjoying the sunset from rural Uriri, Kenya.
The beginning stages of constructing the Keumbu Rehema Childrens Home.
Volunteer Nell gives all of the Arrive children their first ever towels. All the children shower in the nearby river.
Two street children are lucky enough to find a wooden crate to sleep in.
Duke was one of the drunker street boys in Kisii and has been making exceptional progress as the glue continues to leave his brain. Easily one of the happiest kids I have ever met, my mood instantly gets lifted when we are together.
Thomas is from Kisumu and from the Luo tribe. A total orphan, he took a leap of faith traveling with Brian to an unknown land to live at the KRCH.
Fresh chai anyone?
Brian (Arrive President), Robert (Fariji chairman), and a volunteer.
Part of the Keumbu Rehema Childrens Home.
Volunteers Rachel and Danielle getting their hands dirty planting kale.
A few of the boys on a hike after school closed for a one month break.
Cows invade the futbol field.
This is Omena, smiling. He is eight years old, lives in a dumpster in Kenya, and is addicted to huffing glue. If he can find a reason to smile, so should everyone reading this. Or maybe you don’t need a reason… Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you. –Deepak Chopra
The going away party for volunteers Max and Nell consisted of dancing, sodas, a bonfire, and s’mores.
The pre-schoolers at Light School.
A Maasai mother and her baby.
From left to right: volunteer Ryan, Maasai man Lenny Ole Amponi, volunteer Andrew, and volunteer Skyler.
Kevin sharing a bicycle ride with some zebra in Hell’s Gate National Park.
Volunteer Skyler plays soccer with children in Kenya.
Two Arrive volunteers relaxing after a day of work, watching a village soccer match under the sunset.
Who is happier?
Brian talking with two street children.
Two men sit outside their home.
The toxic smell. The deteriorating effects. The fact that homeless orphans as young as five years old turn to huffing glue to forget about their horrific lives. Arrive is their hope; their path to prosperity. Will YOU be part of the solution?
Volunteer Mathew paints the KRCH’s main dormitory.
Volunteers, kids, and dogs in Uriri!
Learn more about Astarico by clicking “The Kids.”
Arrive volunteer Terrance helps to paint the main dormitory of the KRCH, with the help of a few kids.
Welcome to Light School.
Arrive volunteer Andrew helps build a home.
Kennedy, a former Nairobi street boy and member of the Kikuyu tribe, eats his first ever s’more.
A few of the street children in Kisii.
Volunteer Kevin with Fariji Chariman Robert, building picnic tables for the kids at home.
Five different hands, five different tribes, all living together in peace at the KRCH.
Happy students make for happy living.
Fred enjoying the day.
An Arrive volunteer feeds a giraffe in Nairobi.
President Brian, about to “leave for work.” :)
Board Member Davide with a happy child in Uriri.
The leg wound.
Just a few of the thousands of children left alone to live and die on the streets, with no family, food, shelter, or hope.
Peace & Love From Kenya!
After Shaggy got her driver’s license…
A typical sunset hike through the hills of western Kenya, where the KRCH is located.
Sammy always smiling!
A little hard to see, but the GE volunteers with some of the children during the bonfire.
Volunteer Gretta getting her hands dirty and planting flowers.
Brian working with street children in Kisumu.
Arrive/Fariji’s first 15 rescued street children on their first day of school.
Thomas taking a “reading break”
After feasting on roasted goat, soda, cake, and lollipops, the kids proudly show off their new pajamas only moments before changing into them.
Fred happy on his new bed.
A beautiful sunset over Kenya.
Four Arrive sponsored secondary school students.
Children of the KRCH seperating maize from beans, and putting each into sacks to save for cooking.
Arrive children eager to get their first glance at the moon, a few planets, and many stars through a donated telescope.
Former street boy Brian “Samaki” Peter enjoying his more rural surroundings.
A clean water tank and tap installed by Arrive services the entire village of Nyaturubo.
The mattresses have arrived!
Fidel, pre-school student.
Arrive founder Brian working with street children in one of Nairobi’s most dangerous slums, Mlango Kubwa.
Arrive gives a few street children a blanket.
Victor and Audrey in the kitchen.
Sponsored Light School students in front of their mud home.
Getting less clumsy by the day!
Asante sana, FootPrints! The kids are so excited about their new shoes!
Volunteers Brian and Travis pose with all the Arrive kids during a game of futbol.
Former street boy Wilfred Kengere taking care of his animal, a calf, at home.
Sheryl engrossed in her studies.
Volunteers Amy and Yazan go for an evening hike through the Gusii Highlands of western Kenya
A photo of the always elusive leopard that a volunteer took while on safari.
Walking home from school.
Just a small section of the growing shamba at the KRCH, increasing food sustainability.
Arrive volunteer Jake takes a village selfie.
Volunteer Mike getting his hands dirty in the shamba.
Women search through garbage to find food for their families or small pieces of metal to sell for one or two cents.
Volunteers Yazan, Nell, and Amy take a safari with the Maasai tribe of Kenya.
All of the kids excited about their new soccer equipment, donated by Jerseys from Jersey.
A few Arrive volunteers walking through Massai Land.
The typical “bed” of a street child.
Arrive Volunteer Yeon, from South Korea, learns how to cook traditional Kenyan food with the girls of the KRCH.
David at home enjoying a cup of chai tea.
Makojoo, front and center wearing the dirty dinosaur sweater, huffing toxic glue from his water bottle.
A beautiful sunset over Kenya.
No more sleeping on the dirt! The beds have come!
Brian’s deck – the only deck for hundreds of miles around!
A young street boy in Kisii.
The bulls plowing a part of our new land.
Happy students make tomorrow’s leaders.
The “post goal” dance, led by volunteer Brian Shimanksy.
Otao, Light Home of Hope resident, says: “ONE LOVE!”
Rebeca and Bakuu at the lake.
Brian, Deborah, and Eunice at Debroah’s school in Maasailand.