Volunteers visit a local villager in need of help.
One-on-one study time on the deck at home.
A little hard to see, but the GE volunteers with some of the children during the bonfire.
Volunteer Skyler plays soccer with children in Kenya.
Volunteer Gretta carries clean drinking home from the river.
Volunteers Yazan, Nell, and Amy take a safari with the Maasai tribe of Kenya.
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.
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.
Joanna exploring Kakamega National Forest with a few of the Arrive kids.
Top: Natalia and the girls making bracelets. Bottom: Me talking to children of the Maasai tribe during a mini safari to Maasailand.
Volunteer Andrew helps build a house.
Mathew paints the outside of the main dormitory of the KRCH.
Volunteer Mike getting his hands dirty in the shamba.
Mark, Kevin, and some of the kids in the fish pond as it is being constructed.
Left: Looking down the main corridor with each girl standing in the doorway of her own room. Right: An example of a typical bedroom.
Kevin building picinic tables for the kids at home.
A collage of the volunteers Arrive welcomed throughout 2012.
An Arrive volunteer on safari in Maasai Mara.
Arrive volunteer Jake takes a village selfie.
The “post goal” dance, led by volunteer Brian Shimanksy.
The going away party for volunteers Max and Nell consisted of dancing, sodas, a bonfire, and s’mores.
Volunteer Gretta getting her hands dirty and planting flowers.
Two Arrive volunteers relaxing after a day of work, watching a village soccer match under the sunset.
From left to right: volunteer Ryan, Maasai man Lenny Ole Amponi, volunteer Andrew, and volunteer Skyler.
Volunteers Amy and Yazan go for an evening hike through the Gusii Highlands of western Kenya
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.
Mathew teaching former street children how to play guitar.
Nell teaching the kids how to make s’mores.
Volunteer Yazan talking with Kisii street children.
Mathew and the children perform a song.
Volunteers turning the “lake” in front of the girls house into a beautful veranda.
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.
Gathered around a bonfire on Nell and Max’s last night in Kenya.
Left to right: Joanna (volunteer), Mama Terry, Me, Pastor Robert, Brian (volunteer)
Volunteers Rachel and Danielle getting their hands dirty planting kale.
Volunteers Brian and Travis pose with all the Arrive kids during a game of futbol.
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.
From left to right: Ben, Caitlin, and James.
Volunteer Nell gives all of the Arrive children their first ever towels. All the children shower in the nearby river.
Rachel teaches Claire how to do a pushup. Rachel is a personal trainer in America.
Founder Brian with street children in one of Nairobi’s most dangerous slums, Nairobi.
Joren’s village field selfie.
Left: Joren teaching two of the Arrive girls to play ukulele. Right: Joren injecting a patient at the local hospital.