Each year, the Robert Walters Group sends volunteers to work on our Global Angels volunteer programme as part of our long-running partnership with the Global Angels Foundation.
Together with the local community in Tsavo, Kenya, we help to build a sustainable future through key projects to improve access to clean water, develop sustainable farming and business practices and provide education and training opportunities.
Darragh O’Boyle, a business director at Walters People in Dublin decided that he wanted to make his contribution to the Tsavo community after hearing about one of his senior colleague’s experiences on the Global Angels trip to Kenya.
Louise Campbell, formerly Managing Director of our Dublin office and now Head of Learning and Development for EMEA, visited Kenya on a previous trip. "I remember how Louise just lit up speaking about her week-long visit to Kenya,” said Darragh, “and knew it would be an incredible experience. From doing my own research on the projects we were running in the community I could just see how vital the work we are doing there is and I was honoured to be chosen to be able to see it and make a difference myself."
Hard but rewarding work
Darragh quickly immersed himself in Itinyi Valley during his time there. "It was amazing to work on so many of the different projects they are running on the Global Angels Farm and in the community. I helped to dig trenches and build fences, as well as plaster walls, made bricks, planted trees, and carried water,” he said. Despite the physical demands of being so heavily involved during the trip, he was always conscious of the need to raise awareness about the challenges that local communities face through his first-hand experience.