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Rafiki Safe Link

Imagine this … A litte girl having to sit face to face with the person (or persons) that sexually abused her. Horrific thought isn’t it? But that is what our young girls at Rafiki Mwema have to do when the time comes for them to testify. As much as we prepare them for their court

Sam Thomson

I am a special needs teacher at the Park School in Woking and I got to know about Play Kenya from Anne Marie when she came to work as a play therapist at my school. In the summer of 2008 I went to Kenya with Anne Marie to see firsthand how the children that Anne Marie spoke

Bridgette Darwin

I was invited to join Play Kenya by the founders, Anne-Marie and Debbie.  I was thrilled to be involved in a project that follows an ethos and mission that I believe and support. Last year, I had the opportunity to visit the orphanages and the children, carers, and staff connected to Play Kenya in Nakuru.   I worked alongside

Kim May

Volunteering for Play Kenya for the second time was just as amazing, rewarding and challenging as my first trip in 2009. I was astonished at how much Play Kenya has evolved and achieved in that time and the massive impact that they have on the children, the people and the surrounding area. My trip this

Rebecca Large

'Volunteering for Play Kenya has been a remarkable, inspiring and eye-opening experience. On my first visit to Kenya I was surprised and saddened at just how many children had experienced trauma, abuse and abandonment. It meant the time spent there was emotionally challenging, but I found it rewarding knowing the work we were doing (even

Katharine Brouwer

If you want a relaxing holiday with lie-ins, sun beds and hundredths of novels then Play Kenya may not be for you.  However, if you want a life changing experience where fun, play, teaching and smiling faces feature every minute then it definitely is. Last Summer I took the plunge of returning to Africa, knowing

Linda Creek

My second visit to Nakuru with Play Kenya and it was amazing to see how the charity has developed and continues to change children's and adults lives for the better. I felt privileged to be involved in training local professionals and visiting neighbouring charities, and to stay with the girls and carers at Rafiki Mwema.

Laura Griggs

April 2007 was one of the craziest and most exciting months of my life. It was when we went to Nakuru to work with Play Kenya. I was told it would be incredible and we would be incredibly touched by the experience but nothing could really prepare me for actually being there. What has stayed

On our way home…

What can I say. This has been yet another outstanding trip with wonderful hard working friends. In our 2 weeks Matt and Barry have built a playground, a dog compound and a chicken run - plus all the other millions of jobs that have come their way. They are outstanding in their work and have