Since 2017, the Robert Walters Group has partnered with the Global Angels Foundation, a small international development charity, working to transform the lives of people living in the Tsavo region of southern Kenya.
Each year, we send eight volunteers to help with some of the local community’s most pressing needs, from building a new classroom for the local secondary school to installing shade netting to protect crops from extreme rain and sunlight. Why? To provide the resources for Tsavo to be a self-sustaining community capable of fulfilling its unique potential.
Kiran Fraser-Neve, a London-based resourcing partner in our Resource Solutions business, volunteered for the trip to Tsavo, which took place in September 2018. Kiran tells us why he was inspired to volunteer, and why he thinks everyone should ‘Step up and be an Angel’.
Why did you want to volunteer with Global Angels?
“Through the Group’s partnership, I knew that Global Angels is doing a fantastic job in Tsavo and I wanted to get involved. The work that Global Angels carries out and their 100% promise that all donations go to the project really resonated with me and is a true testament to the charity’s values.”
How did you help when you were out there?
“As a group, we were able to help out on many of the projects that will ultimately enable Tsavo to become a sustainable community, including building a water tank and painting a farm building.
“We also visited the local school, where we were shown the new classroom, which is being built as part of our five-year partnership with the charity. This new classroom will provide a purpose-built place for children to learn who had previously been taught outside and provide opportunities for members of the community to become teachers.”