Note: Photographs represent both ongoing and completed projects with various partner organizations.
No more sleeping on the dirt! The beds have come!
Welcome to Light School.
Five different hands, five different tribes, all living together in peace at the KRCH.
After Shaggy got her driver’s license…
All of the kids excited about their new soccer equipment, donated by Jerseys from Jersey.
Sheryl engrossed in her studies.
A little hard to see, but the GE volunteers with some of the children during the bonfire.
Volunteer Mike getting his hands dirty in the shamba.
Peace & Love from Kenya!
Four Arrive sponsored secondary school students.
Children forced to search for metal scrapes to sell for food.
A few of the boys on a hike after school closed for a one month break.
A tradtional fisherman on Lake Victoria, the second biggest lake in the world, and only two hours from the KRCH.
A baby of the Maasai tribe, close to the KRCH.
Brian, Deborah, and Eunice at Debroah’s school in Maasailand.
Arrive volunteer Andrew helps build a home.
Makojoo, front and center wearing the dirty dinosaur sweater, huffing toxic glue from his water bottle.
Fred enjoying the day.
Arrive Volunteer Yeon, from South Korea, learns how to cook traditional Kenyan food with the girls of the KRCH.
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
Volunteers Brian and Travis pose with all the Arrive kids during a game of futbol.
Rebeca and Bakuu at the lake.
Two men sit outside their home.
A few of the girls at home preparing “matoke,” a traditional Gusii dish made from bananas.
Children of the KRCH seperating maize from beans, and putting each into sacks to save for cooking.
Board Member Davide with a happy child in Uriri.
A Maasai mother and her baby.
An Arrive volunteer feeds a giraffe in Nairobi.
Arrive founder Brian working with street children in one of Nairobi’s most dangerous slums, Mlango Kubwa.
Cows invade the futbol field.
A street child sleeping inthe street.
Two street children are lucky enough to find a wooden crate to sleep in.
Members of the Maasai tribe come from miles around to attend a free medical clinic.
A photo of the always elusive leopard that a volunteer took while on safari.
Former street boy Brian “Samaki” Peter enjoying his more rural surroundings.
President Brian, about to “leave for work.” :)
Volunteer Mathew teaches a few of the Arrive children how to play guitar.
Evans wanting to play some futbol.
Arrive/Fariji’s first 15 rescued street children on their first day of school.
Happy holidays from Claire!
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.
Arrive volunteer Terrance helps to paint the main dormitory of the KRCH, with the help of a few kids.
The “post goal” dance, led by volunteer Brian Shimanksy.
Volunteer Nell gives all of the Arrive children their first ever towels. All the children shower in the nearby river.
Brian (Arrive President), Robert (Fariji chairman), and a volunteer.
Astarico attending extra classes, experiencing his first scratch-and-sniff scented sticker. Claire hard at work in the background.
A happy Light School student.
Volunteer Mathew paints the KRCH’s main dormitory.
Volunteer Kevin with Fariji Chariman Robert, building picnic tables for the kids at home.
Volunteer Gretta getting her hands dirty and planting flowers.
The beginning stages of constructing the Keumbu Rehema Childrens Home.
The futbol games have started….and haven’t stopped! Part of the KRCH’s boys’ home can be seen on the left.
Who is happier?
Peace & Love From Kenya!
A few of the street children in Kisii.
Part of the Keumbu Rehema Childrens Home.
Happy students make tomorrow’s leaders.
Volunteers Rachel and Danielle getting their hands dirty planting kale.
Brian working with street children in Kisumu.
The pre-schoolers at Light School.
Fresh chai anyone?
Brian working with street children in Kisumu.
The going away party for volunteers Max and Nell consisted of dancing, sodas, a bonfire, and s’mores.
Just a few of the thousands of children left alone to live and die on the streets, with no family, food, shelter, or hope.
Walking home from school.
Former street boy James enjoying the sunset from rural Uriri, Kenya.
Sponsored Light School students in front of their mud home.
A young street boy in Kisii.
The top of Africa – Arrive volunteers reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro!
Fidel, pre-school student.
The typical “bed” of a street child.
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.
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.
A clean water tank and tap installed by Arrive services the entire village of Nyaturubo.
Volunteers Amy and Yazan go for an evening hike through the Gusii Highlands of western Kenya
Former street boy Wilfred Kengere taking care of his animal, a calf, at home.
Volunteers visit a local villager in need of help.
From left to right: volunteer Ryan, Maasai man Lenny Ole Amponi, volunteer Andrew, and volunteer Skyler.
Sammy always smiling!
Getting less clumsy by the day!
Volunteer Joanna exploring Kakamega National Forest.
Arrive volunteer Gretta carries clean drinking water back home.
Kevin sharing a bicycle ride with some zebra in Hell’s Gate National Park.
Right: Mikiel. Left: Astarico. Back: Odhiambo.
Just a small section of the growing shamba at the KRCH, increasing food sustainability.
Women search through garbage to find food for their families or small pieces of metal to sell for one or two cents.
James and Otato help around the house.
Even at Light School Uriri, there are shadows.
The mattresses have arrived!
Our boys (Mrefu, TanoTano, Siginya and Melkzedek) running with some of the world’s best runners at Gusii Stadium.
A typical sunset hike through the hills of western Kenya, where the KRCH is located.
David at home enjoying a cup of chai tea.
Two Arrive volunteers relaxing after a day of work, watching a village soccer match under the sunset.
Arrive volunteer Jake takes a village selfie.
Members of the Arrive team visiting the street children at night to bring them bread, blankets, and other goods.
Arrive children eager to get their first glance at the moon, a few planets, and many stars through a donated telescope.
Volunteer Skyler plays soccer with children in Kenya.
A beautiful sunset over Kenya.
Volunteers Yazan, Nell, and Amy take a safari with the Maasai tribe of Kenya.
Learn more about Astarico by clicking “The Kids.”
Before and after: Evans Omari was beaten furiously in Kisii by police officers who wanted him to leave. He is currently in polytechnic school.
The bulls plowing a part of our new land.
A beautiful sunset over Kenya.
Brian talking with two street children.
Asante sana, FootPrints! The kids are so excited about their new shoes!
A few Arrive volunteers walking through Massai Land.
Brian’s deck – the only deck for hundreds of miles around!
A collage of the volunteers Arrive welcomed throughout 2012.
Happy students make for happy living.
Arrive gives a few street children a blanket.
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?
Kennedy, a former Nairobi street boy and member of the Kikuyu tribe, eats his first ever s’more.
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.
The leg wound.
A street boy sniffing glue.
Otao, Light Home of Hope resident, says: “ONE LOVE!”
Volunteers, kids, and dogs in Uriri!
Victor and Audrey in the kitchen.
After feasting on roasted goat, soda, cake, and lollipops, the kids proudly show off their new pajamas only moments before changing into them.