Having lived in Kenya for over 25 years, we at Tour Africa Safaris are dedicated to giving something back to the community that has become our home. We do this by supporting a selection of carefully chosen causes; all of which, we believe, make areal and lasting difference to those they assist. As well as making a significant contribution to the richness of the East African culture.
Starehe Boys School, Kenya
The Starehe Boys School was opened back in 1959 by a young civil servant with a mission. Dr Geoffrey Griffin set out to help needy children, not only in the provision of food, clothing and protection but also in the restoration of their self confidence, much of it lost in the poverty and misfortunes of their early years.
He also determined to provide them with the kind of education that would allow them not only to survive, but also to excel. An aim he more than achieved because the school now enjoys both an outstanding record of success and a reputation of international renown; many of its graduates having become leaders of Kenyan society and prominent figures within their community.
Perhaps the school's greatest success though is that it has allowed countless poor and disadvantaged children to achieve excellence and offered thousands of others the precious gift of learning they might otherwise have been denied.
Not only do we wholeheartedly support this inspirational work, but we also sponsor a number of children through the remarkable Starehe School.
Dagoretti Center, Kenya
The aim of the Dagoretti Children's Centre, which is a home for disabled and abandoned children, is not only to rehabilitate them into society but also to provide them with the kind of vocational training that will turn them from disadvantaged dependants into productive members of the community.
We assist by raising public awareness of the centre, by bringing it to the notice of the larger charitable organisations and by the donation of educational materials and rehabilitation aids.
Carving School, Zanzibar
During your travels you may enjoy, even purchase, some of the exquisite woodcarving work of the Zanzibari craftsmen.
What you may not so readily appreciate, however, is that unless some of the age-old skills are passed on to succeeding generations, the ancient art of carving for which the island is renowned could disappear.
We support this invaluable initiative both via the provision of tools and materials and the promotion of the work of its talented young craftsmen.
Visits to any of the above can be arranged for our clients upon request.