Spurgeons Academy is situated in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi and is a beacon of hope for the 420 students who are otherwise living in very bleak situations. Its holistic approach to the education and welfare of the children in its care have proved to be an amazing inspiration to all who visit and CRED Foundation continues to support them through staff development and accessing resources or funding where possible. Spurgeons Academy has also been supported through hosting several CRED Team Trips.
The Kenya CRED Team Trip is an opportunity to travel to Nairobi in Kenya and spend time working at the Spurgeon’s Academy school in Kibera. A key part of the trip will be delivering a five-day activity week providing fun, creative and educational lessons and activities for all the children in the school.
Kibera is the largest slum in East Africa, home to over 1.5 million people in just 1 square mile of appalling poverty. The children that go to Spurgeon’s Academy are some of the poorest children from Kibera, and know nothing except life in the slum. Many are orphans. The week itself is of significant benefit to those involved, informed as it is by child development theory, good teaching practice, and a spirit of fun and play. Local staff appreciate the input and new ideas, as well as the resources that are left behind, and any fundraising is given straight to the host project.
The Kenya trip takes place during Spring-Summer, to coincide with school term dates for our hosts, and also local weather patterns. Dates will be clarified upon application.