Many people ask if it is possible to visit Unity School in Mombasa. The answer is yes. But there are factors that need to be taken into consideration.
Advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: In 2014 we cancelled several planned visits as there was unrest and risk of terrorist attacks. . The security situation is now more relaxed and, to date (2019) Trustees and others have made several visits each year. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Website shows the latest advice to travellers.
If you are on holiday near Mombasa it is quite possible for you to visit the school in term time. You will be warmly welcomed. But, Please do not try and find Unity School without a guide or on foot, and only visit in daylight hours. Contact us and we will put you in touch with the Head Teacher who will arrange for you to be met at your hotel or an agreed location.
If you would like to join some of the Trustees on one of their visits please contact us and we will let you know our plans and dates. You will need to be over 18. The basic cost of air fares, accommodation and expenses is around £1500 for two weeks. Visitors are encouraged to assist the Kenyan teachers while at Unity School, but will not be alone without a teacher. Any other skills such as IT, music, sport or drama would be very welcome, but not essential as both students and teachers always want to hear about life in the UK. Visitors with particular skills eg. medical or teaching are invited to plan well ahead with the head Teacher in order to make an effective contribution.