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Orphanage and school

They say that when you leave Kenya a little piece of you stays there, that a sense of sadness accompanies you leaving this place and that the smiles you see are etched on your retina for life.At the beginning, before the trip, you may be accompanied by fear and uncertainty about the unknown, as well as an unexpected accumulation of unknown emotions because we are going to a place with a totally different reality, with different experiences and with a way of seeing life that is very different from our own.

Rafa and Jhoany and Alba and Griselda were clear that they did not want a conventional honeymoon. They wanted to travel to a country in Africa and not get to know it “with tourist glasses”, but through volunteering. They are the first two couples to have celebrated their honeymoon at the Kenyan orphanage with which Tumaini collaborates. Both agree: the experience has brought them even closer. Even after months, they still get emotional when remembering her. The decision was not difficult to make. "We didn't want a

Ana has been traveling to Kenya for two summers to collaborate in the orphanage and school with which we work on the outskirts of Nairobi. And he is already thinking about how to save to return. She shares her experience with us: "I love the Kenyan project because, during your trip, you spend the whole day inside the orphanage. You live with the boys and girls whenever possible. We volunteers get up early, at 7 in the morning , to have breakfast at the home of Julius and Tabitha, founders of the project.The rest of the day

In recent weeks, the works at the orphanage in Kenya have been completed, in which the volunteers who have collaborated this summer at the center and the children have participated. Diego has worked very hard these months so that these much-needed improvements could be finished and We can already see the boys' room finished, the girls' room improved and new materials that will make life a little easier for all these little ones. The exterior walls of the rooms were decorated with educational murals

We continue to work at the orphanage and school in Kenya to improve the facilities. In the last post we told you how Diego's day to day was being and how his work was going. The children's room was very advanced and the walls had to dry to give the last layers and be able to paint them. The exterior walls have already been painted and the interior ones will be painted these days, the weather has not been very good in recent weeks. It has been raining, which has made it difficult for

Since the last post we published in Tumaini, Diego has continued working on the improvement works at the Nairobi orphanage and the results are already beginning to be seen! The improvements have started in the children's room with the bioconstruction system. The walls of the children's room are almost ready! On July 7 we finished filling them with mud and straw. Afterwards, we had to wait a bit to apply the plasters (a mixture of earth, lime and straw to smooth the walls completely).

Diego with boys and girls from the orphanageAt the beginning of June, Diego traveled to Nairobi to carry out improvement works at the orphanage and the school with which we collaborate. After we successfully completed the crowdfunding campaign in Tumaini and the Training Express company donated 3,000 euros for these works, we decided to look for a person specialized in bioconstruction to improve the facilities in the most sustainable way possible. Everything in Kenya is very different and this kind of construction is still very

Post by Almu and Mónica (Tumaini) Last November we started a crowdfunding campaign to improve the facilities of the orphanage and school with which we collaborate in Nairobi (Kenya). Our goal was 4,000 euros that were going to be used to finish a water well and improve the bathrooms for the boys and girls at the center. This campaign ended yesterday, January 10, and we almost got 5,000 euros. We have no words to thank all the people who have contributed in one way or another to this improvement. Children and

"It has been an unforgettable and unrepeatable experience, both personally and at the project level, since during my stay I was able to attend an event that will undoubtedly improve the quality of life of Quest for Happiness: the extraction and construction of a water well. drinking.The day to day is very difficult to summarize, since no day is the same: there are always new things to do or unforeseen events that must be solved.During the school calendar a routine is followed where from the first hour

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