Left: Looking down the main corridor with each girl standing in the doorway of her own room. Right: An example of a typical bedroom.
Top: Natalia and the girls making bracelets. Bottom: Me talking to children of the Maasai tribe during a mini safari to Maasailand.
An Arrive volunteer on safari in Maasai Mara.
Founder Brian with street children in one of Nairobi’s most dangerous slums, Nairobi.
Gathered around a bonfire on Nell and Max’s last night in Kenya.
The going away party for volunteers Max and Nell consisted of dancing, sodas, a bonfire, and s’mores.
From left to right: volunteer Ryan, Maasai man Lenny Ole Amponi, volunteer Andrew, and volunteer Skyler.
A little hard to see, but the GE volunteers with some of the children during the bonfire.
Joanna exploring Kakamega National Forest with a few of the Arrive kids.
The “post goal” dance, led by volunteer Brian Shimanksy.
Volunteer Mike getting his hands dirty in the shamba.
Volunteer Yazan talking with Kisii street children.
Arrive volunteer Terrance helps to paint the main dormitory of the KRCH, with the help of a few kids.
Joren’s village field selfie.
Volunteers visit a local villager in need of help.
Volunteer Gretta carries clean drinking home from the river.
Nell teaching the kids how to make s’mores.
A collage of the volunteers Arrive welcomed throughout 2012.
Left: Joren teaching two of the Arrive girls to play ukulele. Right: Joren injecting a patient at the local hospital.
Volunteers Amy and Yazan go for an evening hike through the Gusii Highlands of western Kenya
Two Arrive volunteers relaxing after a day of work, watching a village soccer match under the sunset.
Kevin building picinic tables for the kids at home.
Rachel teaches Claire how to do a pushup. Rachel is a personal trainer in America.
Mathew paints the outside of the main dormitory of the KRCH.
Volunteer Andrew helps build a house.
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 left to right: Ben, Caitlin, and James.
One-on-one study time on the deck at home.
Mark, Kevin, and some of the kids in the fish pond as it is being constructed.
Arrive volunteer Jake takes a village selfie.
Volunteer Skyler plays soccer with children in Kenya.
Volunteers Yazan, Nell, and Amy take a safari with the Maasai tribe of Kenya.
Volunteer Gretta getting her hands dirty and planting flowers.
The pathway to the Keumbu Rehema Childrens Home has become a whole lot easier…literally! Check out the hard work of volunteers Joren, Brennan, David, and James to create this stairway to heaven.
Volunteers Rachel and Danielle getting their hands dirty planting kale.
Mathew teaching former street children how to play guitar.
Click the photo to enlarge. Starting from the top left photograph going clockwise: Mark and Kevin testing the water oxygenation system that they designed and built, to be water-proof cemented together at a later date (you can see the water already flowing); Mark and Kevin cementing the foundation and walls of the fish pond to prevent pond water leakage; Mark installing the rain water collection gutters on top of the new girls’ house which leads to a holding tank for the pond that will regulate and oxygenate the pond water; the pond’s main drain on the bottom and overflow spillway on the top in case the common equitorial rain storms raise the water level too high.
Left: Teaching the kids the essentials of life – responsibility, integrity, and Mario Kart ’64! Dibs on Yoshi! Right: My first McDonalds in much too long.
Mathew and the children perform a song.
Volunteer Nell gives all of the Arrive children their first ever towels. All the children shower in the nearby river.
Left to right: Joanna (volunteer), Mama Terry, Me, Pastor Robert, Brian (volunteer)
Volunteers turning the “lake” in front of the girls house into a beautful veranda.
Left: the puddle during amount of rain. Middle: Joren, James, and Brian building the veranda. Right: The finished project, believe it or not, after a rainstorm.
Volunteers Brian and Travis pose with all the Arrive kids during a game of futbol.