As part of our partnership with the Global Angels Foundation, the Robert Walters Group sends eight staff volunteers each year to Tsavo in southern Kenya, working with the local people to build up critical pieces of the community’s infrastructure. Through volunteer work and financial investment, we’re working to help transform Tsavo and create a future that’s truly sustainable for all its residents.
Natasha (Tash) Kahn, administration manager for our Robert Walters Australia business in Sydney, describes how helping to change the lives of the community in Tsavo was also a life-changing experience for her.
How did you help while you were volunteering in Tsavo?
“While we were in Tsavo, we were able to contribute and assist on a few different projects. On the very first day after our orientation with the Global Angels team, we dug holes and planted seeds in the fields in preparation for the rainy season. For the next two days, we all worked on sanding down, priming and painting the farm community centre.”
What was your most memorable moment of the trip?
“There are so many special moments, it’s hard to pick one; but for me, it has to be the visit to the local school. We gave out balloons and little planes to the children there — to see their smiles and to hear the noise of the balloons being blown up is something I will never forget. It brought tears to my eyes. I have a video of this moment and I look at it often."