More like a family than a team
Nell (27) is a New York native from small town Pleasantville, NY. She studied photography at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Nell has always pursued things that push her out of her comfort zone. Now on her third trip to Kenya, Nell is a member of the Board of Directors of Arrive In Kenya. She is excited for this walk as not only will it inspire the world and help the kids she loves, but it will allow her to eat more chocolate cake.
Selina (26) is from Maasailand, Kenya. A member of the Maasai tribe and a youth leader, Selina founded and currently operates www.nashipaikenya.org. Selina was the first generation in her family to attend school; she now is passionate about giving that same opportunity to girls in her village who face early childhood marriage and female genitalia mutilation. This is Selina’s first long-distance endurance event.
Brian (28) is the President of Arrive In Kenya, which he founded after traveling to Africa in 2012. Brian was raised in Connecticut, USA, before graduating from the University of Colorado in 2013 with a degree in Economics. Brian has bicycled 4,950 km across the United States and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, but the deeper meaning behind The Walk makes this endurance challenge the most meaningful of his life.
Fred (18) was the first street child ever rescued by Arrive, back in 2013. He has successfully graduated from Arrive’s program and now will walk across the country which once abandoned him. Fred wants to become a driver and one day own a supermarket. To read Fred’s story please visit My Brother Fred. Fred successfully walked across Kenya but did not continue across Uganda, Rwanda, or Tanzania.
Evans (18) was one of the earliest children rescued off the streets by Arrive Kenya. He was a street boy in Kisii, Kisumu, and Nairobi. Evans received vocational training as a car mechanic before purchasing a motorcycle and successfully building for himself an independent, successful life. Evand successfully walked across Kenya but did not continue across Uganda, Rwanda, or Tanzania.