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