{ How You Can Help }

Like any charity, we are nothing without our many supporters.  The volunteers that come out to our projects in Kenya; the individuals who raise money by running or skydiving or sitting in baths of baked beans; the schools that adopt our projects; the companies that give up time, skills or services to help us.

The communities we support have many challenges.  Your help – no matter how insignificant it may seem to you – can make a huge difference.  If just £3.20 (less than a cuppa at a cafe!) can provide a life saving meal for 60 orphans, imagine what else we can achieve with your help.   There are so many ways you can get involved….

{ Fundraise for us }

Hold a coffee morning, give up sweets for a month or take on one of our challenge events.  There are so many ways you can challenge yourself to raise valuable funds for those facing huge challenges in Africa.

There are so many challenge events out there, from runs, walks and cycles to skydiving, so you’re sure to find one that sparks an interest.  Visit our Challenge Events page to find events which we have charity places for.  Alternatively you can sign up to any other event and choose Challenge Africa as your designated charity.  Let us know what you’re doing and we’ll be behind you every step of the way.

Your challenge doesn’t need to be a physical one.  We have had so many wonderful people take on their own personal challenges, from Evie who gave up sweets for a month to students at UCL who held a charity talent show with all funds going directly to Challenge Africa’s projects in Kenya.  If you’d like to hold a sponsored ‘something’, contact us to tell us what you’re planning and we’ll give you all the support you need to reach your goal.

And why not raise vital funds and spread the word about our cause while catching up with friends and neighbours over coffee and cake?  Hold a coffee morning with colleagues or parents from school, or perhaps with your local community or religious group.  We can provide information for you to share and plenty of ideas to raise funds.

{ Volunteer }

 We want YOU!

Why not join the team of volunteers that support our projects in Kenya?  Challenge Africa’s volunteer programme is now recruiting enthusiastic people who share our vision that together we can make a difference. Whether working on a project in Kenya with our local team or helping us fundraise in the UK, our volunteer programme gives you the opportunity to create and experience positive change through challenge.

This doesn’t have to mean travelling to Kenya.  Did you know that every member of the Challenge Africa team in the UK is a volunteer?  From web development, marketing and photography to speakers and fundraisers.  If you have a talent you can share and a desire to help make a difference we’d love to hear from you. You can also get involved in the UK through sponsorship or by adopting one of our projects in your church, school or business, contact us to find out more.

If you would like to experience all that rural Africa has to offer, Challenge Africa also sends volunteers to live and work with our friendly Kenyan teams. Kenyan placements are entirely flexible, according to your availability, interests and skills. Placements are available in the following areas:

  • Teaching at the local Primary School or Uzima Pre-Primary Centre
  • Assisting in Abimbo Training Centre programmes including sewing, carpentry, book-keeping, computing, drama workshops and sports   activities
  • Helping the Home-Based Care programmes by caring for orphans and offering support to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Farming, Construction and Painting
  • Medical placements take place either in the community or at government run clinics
    Medical professionals are placed at government run health centres in the region.

We give everyone the opportunity to volunteer, and our exciting and innovative Challenge Yourself initiative means we also support UK volunteers from more deprived backgrounds including prisons and rehabilitation projects.  Overcoming the challenges of fund-raising, travelling and living in rural Africa can have a hugely beneficial impact on volunteers whilst making a lasting difference to the host

An interview and DBS check is required for all UK volunteers.
You will be met at Kisumu airport and taken to Abimbo village where you’ll be staying in a mud hut at the Challenge Africa Community and Orphan Centre.

East Africa is a wonderful place to visit with sun drenched beaches, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. We can arrange a discount on travel and safari adventures if you wish to see more of Kenya and East Africa after your volunteer experience. Our partners, Africa Home Adventure, specialize in offering the perfect trips, with 10% of profits going directly to our development projects.  http://www.africahomeadventure.com/

{ Schools }

If you are teacher, educating the global citizens of the future, maybe our schools twinning programme could be the missing element in your curriculum.

Challenge Africa offers a school twinning programme with schools in Nyanza Province, Kenya.  We can help establish a curriculum based partnership or simply hold a workshop supporting global citizenship and international understanding.  We are delighted to take an assembly or lesson at your school and can tailor the programme around your needs and goals. We cater for all ages and abilities and look forward to sharing our knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

{ Community Groups }

The support of your community or religious group would be so valuable to us.

Over the years we have had amazing support from church groups, WI groups and other such organisations.  The wonderful sense of community you have really helps to spread the word about our cause.  If you’re interested in choosing Challenge Africa as your designated charity please do get in touch.  We can arrange for a speaker to visit your group to give a talk, as well as providing lots of information about the challenges the people we help are facing and how you can help to support them.  We can also help with fundraising ideas if you need them.

{ Corporate Support }

As you can see from our list of wonderful corporate supporters below, we welcome the involvement of businesses, churches, clubs and organisations.  There are so many ways in which your skills and talents can help our projects. Our news section gives you a sense of how organisations have made a tangible difference – if you want to talk about how your company can get involved, why not contact us.