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Volunteering with the family | Responsible Traveller

Volunteering with the family

During a school holiday the entire family visited a local Kenyan Non-profit chapter of the international christian conservation organisation, A Rocha Kenya.

We stayed at Mwamba Conservation Center, near the wonderful beach in Turtle bay. And for a week we participated in the life there, including eating together, setting the tables for the dinner and doing dishes with volunteers and other travellers.

Rooms were nice and clean – staff here were all warm and welcoming, and we quickly felt right at home.
This was a welcome alternative to regular tourist stays, and at the same time a chance to connect with locals, volunteers and travellers from around the world.

A Rocha Kenya has a policy that the young people they provide sponsorships for to attend secondary school, also must come and stay at Mwamba. That way there is an opportunity for all to connect with people outside their normal walk of life. A great experience for our kids as well as the two grandmothers we had with us.

One day at the beach we decided to do a beach-clean as there was much plastic rubbish washed ashore. The method and results, you can see in this blog post.

During the stay we visited several of the local attractions including.