Solar Energy: A sunny solution to boarding school blackouts

Context Anyone who has spent any time in Kenya knows that power cuts are frequent and disruptive. The effects of  these outages are particularly dire in boarding schools, where students are plunged into darkness every time there is a power cut, severely inhibiting their ability to revise or do their homework outside of daylight hours (7am to 7pm). The cuts are unpredictable and can last several hours or even days. Electricity bills in the secondary schools […]

EPAfrica Instagram #nofilter (mostly)

This summer across East Africa we have been snapping and gramming our best photos via EPAfrica’s new instagram account. Would you like to be a Project Worker? Sign up below to be alerted when recruitment opens in your area. Alert me when applications open: Email Address First Name Last Name Region CambridgeLondonOxfordOther Anna SpinksAnna is EPAfrica’s CEO. She was a Project Worker in Kisii in 2007 at Kemasare Secondary School and has been involved in […]

coordinatorchris: my first impressions in photos

After volunteering with EPAfrica as a project worker in 2014 I decided to return to Kenya as a project coordinator this summer. Over the past few weeks I have worked with the summer team setting up Central House and visiting schools in Kakamega. While I have been out here I have been on a mission to capture what it is like to work as a coordinator with the charity and live in Western Kenya. Here […]