In 2017, the Robert Walters Group joined forces with the Global Angels Foundation to provide aid to the Itinyi Valley community in Tsavo, Kenya.
The local community was living in extreme poverty, with poor access to nutrition and clean drinking water, and through our partnership we are working with the community to eradicate poverty in the region.
This non-profit organisation has helped transform the region through projects that provide access to education and clean water, while giving the community a chance at the future they deserve.
The power of the people
The Robert Walters Group has a long-term commitment to transforming Tsavo. We don't just give money to the cause. We go there, too. Our job is to transform Tsavo by raising money for key projects, partnering with the community to empower them to build a sustainable future, and by sending volunteers to Kenya to work on these projects. We want to tell the stories of our volunteers to help more people understand how they can also help in the transformation of Tsavo.
One of our recent volunteers is Charlotte Jackson, a recruitment coordinator at Resource Solutions in Manchester, who has been with the Group for a year. Charlotte says, “I’ve always volunteered in the past and believe it is a rewarding experience. When the opportunity came up to volunteer for the Global Angels trip to Tsavo, I was so interested because it was something completely new and out of my comfort zone.”
During the week that she was immersed in the community, Charlotte learnt the skills that locals are equipped with to navigate day-to-day tasks in the small village that is severely impacted by the effects of climate change. Charlotte recalls working with a lot of people and groups to help them do different activities while she was there.
The power of our people is unlocked through the volunteer program, as they can actively participate in ways that positively impacts lives. “I like to work hard and feel like I have accomplished something after working,” said Charlotte. “And while I was in Kenya we worked hard. I helped plant trees and filled grow bags, dug trenches for rainwater, gave out donations and essentials, visited a school and distributed donations to the children, and carried buckets of water on my back for 2km,” Charlotte said.