How to Help


During the week you can immerse yourself in Kenyan culture and spend your days working with our students in New Beginnings. You will be able to see what life is like in the slum and get to know all of our students and their families on a personal level. You may even be asked to join a family for tea in their home or be invited to an authentic kenyan meal. You can visit the local food and clothes markets after school all within walking distance from the school. Volunteering with us is an experience you will have engraved in your memory for life. We promise you, you will not leave Kibera or New Beginnings without knowing you have made a difference in this world and to our students. 


On the weekends you will be able to go ride bikes through Hells Gate as giraffe and gazelle run right beside you. For the adventurous hikers out there, be sure to visit Nairobi’s volcano, Mt Longonot, in the breathtaking Great Rift Valley.  It is located just a couple hours outside of the city and from here you can head over to Lake Naivasha where you can go visit the flamingos and hippos or even go for a kayak ride through the lake. If you find yourself ready to head out of town for long weekend, planning an epic African safari is a must! There is nothing more incredible that one of Masi Mara’s, once in a lifetime, safari adventures. Take a weekend to go visit some private secluded beaches in Lake Victoria or head to the coast to the beautiful sandy beaches of Mombasa. Maybe you only have the time for a quick day trip? You can visit Nairobi’s monkey park, only located about 25 minutes out of town,  where you can play, feed, and relax in a beautiful park with the cute mischievous primates. Not to much further down the road is the Giraffe Center. Here, you can be up close and personal, and maybe even steal a kiss from one of Kenya’s endangered Rothschild Giraffes.

New Beginnings – Maisha Iko Sawa is a facility located in Kenya that supports individuals with developmental disabilities in Africas largest slum.