Porridge & Rice

Porridge and Rice is working towards removing the barriers to quality education in Kenya they work with 5 schools in the Nairobi slums to achieve this goal.

Where is it?

Ngando, Nairobi

Nearest airport


What will I be doing?

You will be working within schools teaching lessons and assisting the teachers. Porridge and Rice work in five schools in the Nairobi slums. The other programs you could be working in are feeding and nutrition, health and hygiene and sustainability programs. This includes serving food and setting up health clinics.

Porridge and Rice have absolutely no paid staff in the UK and rely on the volunteers to give their time to the charity. The schools frequently welcome donors and visitors and are more than happy to host guests even when the UK team are not there. They will happily meet and greet guests, take them to meet the children and ply them with copious amounts of tea and mandazi as is the Kenyan way. Anyone visiting the school can participate in teaching, serving lunches or simply entertaining the little ones! Porridge and Rice arrange group volunteering in January, June to August and October. Next group going 20 July to 14 August 2019.

What impact would I have?

“Our model is that we partner with established non-government funded local schools which have strong existing leaders who are dedicated to raising the next generation. We work up a high level of trust with all the Heads and Deputies in the schools. “

Who would I be working with?

School aged children, local staff and international volunteers

Minimum Age



Accommodation is at the Wildebeest Eco Lodge where you can choose from a selection of single tents, mixed dorms and private rooms from £10 per night including breakfast. Lunch is provided by schools.

Minimum time

1 week

Extra Costs

  • £200 registration fee which includes the price of the t-shirt and as a donation to the work of Porridge and Rice and the local Kenyan Team on the ground
  • Airport transfer £20
  • VISA $50