College students and staff volunteering in Kenya

The group in Kenya
The group in Kenya

A group of students and staff from Sussex Coast College in Hastings are currently volunteering in Kenya to support local children.

The 10-man group flew out to the African country last Wednesday (February 11).

But after almost 24 hours of traveling, went straight into volunteering at a local school in the town of Nakuru the next day.

So far the volunteers from Sussex Coast College have helped build an office for the headteacher and been involved in teaching lessons to some of the school children.

The students have also been lucky enough to visit Lake Nakuru where they saw some lion cubs, visited the equator and the Thompson Falls.

They plan to continue their volunteering while exploring the beautiful country and make the most of the sunshine before heading back to Hastings this weekend.

Before heading to Nakuru, youth worker Lydia Leonard said: ‘This is the second time I have done this trip with the students and it really is a life changing experience.

“The students will learn a lot during their time in Kenya and I think some of them will be surprised at just how westernised some of the country is.”

Nakuru is the capital of Nakuru County in Kenya. It has 307,990 inhabitants, making it the fourth largest urban centre in the country and the largest urban centre in the Kenyan mid-west.