Summer 2015 was an unforgettable one for a group of Year 11 girls who travelled to Kenya for four weeks with Camps International.
The group had the privilege of working with other UK school and an inspirational team - Team Simba - on a wide range of sustainable projects that will benefit local communities for years to come.
Despite the hardship they witnessed, they were quickly enveloped in a sense of community spirit and were motivated to complete emotionally and physically demanding tasks by knowing they were making a real difference.
The project work included de-worming goats, helping to complete the walls of a classroom, laying a brand new classroom floor, painting walls, digging the trenches of a water hole and making bricks for one of the Mama’s houses near the camp. As well as the physical labour, the team also did beadwork, wildlife monitoring, planting at a tree nursery, hill trekking, safari and of course, scuba diving in beautiful Tanga.
Camps International have mastered the art of global community and conservation based expeditions. Their expertise from the launch assembly to the flight home is second to none and the staff in the office and in country are incredibly driven. They are friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make you feel at home.