Kenya Immersion Experience

The Kenya Immersion Experience began at Loreto St. Stephen’s Green in October 2008 when the first group of 16 students and four teachers travelled to Nairobi. Since then it has become an annual event and a vitally important two weeks in the school calendar.

The participants are chosen following a rigorous interview process in Transition Year. They spend a week working with young children who travel to school from one of the poorest areas of Nairobi and the second week at Nyumbani a purpose built village some three hours upcountry, where children, orphaned by AIDs, are given the chance of food, shelter, medical care and a good education.

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    A class proudly showing the medals we brought over from Ireland

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    A Native Kenyan performer outside the museum

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    A Susu collecting water near her house

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    After cleaning out the cow shed with Pius the farm manager

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    Chatting with the students from Loreto Limuru

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    Children from Kitui playing after school

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    Children playing with materials we had brought over

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    Cleaning out the cow shed in Kitui

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    Construction work in Loreto, Limuru

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    Dancing with the Susus

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    Making sunflower oil

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    Ms O'Leary playing with a baby in Nyumbani Home

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    One of the art activities we did with our class using materials we brought over

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    One of the many bags of food we distributed in Kitui.  This one contains maize.

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    Our trip to the elephant orphanage

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    Our visit to Loreto Limuru

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    Planting moringa trees

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    Playing a game in a cluster house

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    Playing by the water tank beside our house in Kitui

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    Playing with the children in Nyumbani home

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    Saying goodbye to St. Joseph's

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    Skipping in Kitui!

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    Socialising with the children

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    St. Joseph's students showing off their acrobatic skills

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    Students at Lawson High School

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    Susus walking home after food distribution

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    Teaching us karate

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    Tree nursery in Kitui

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    Weekly food distribution