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