1 Year On Blog Series -Lauren Burke

In 2012 I was funded by the University of Northampton to deliver an entrepreneurship curriculum to Youth Groups in Nakuru, Kenya. The course sought to identify and research problems within the community in… Continue reading

1 Year On Blog Series – Jeremy Brown

It has now been a whole year since my time developing business solutions with youth groups in Nakuru, Kenya. I particularly remember working on alternatives to local problems with Songa Mbele, a group… Continue reading

1 Year On Blog Series – Suraj Gudka

I was always interested in social enterprise and had read a lot about it. But I never got the practical experience of actually working in a social enterprise. Then, more than a year… Continue reading

1 Year On Blog Series – Pete Kotvis

After graduating from University with a degree in Psychology/Neuroscience, I quickly came to realize that I needed to leave academia and get my hands dirty. I wanted to break away from the traditional… Continue reading


Having been born and brought up in Kenya, I felt that the Balloon Kenya programme was the ideal platform for me to give back to the community as well as develop entrepreneurial skills.… Continue reading

Escape the City tell our Story!

Josh Bicknell first emailed me just before Christmas 2011. Him and his business partner, Doug, were both in their mid-twenties and were bored of the conventional employment and volunteering opportunities available to young… Continue reading

The Dos and Do nots of Living in Nakuru

I pondered for a while over what I was going to write my blog on and many things crossed my mind. Topics included the great spiritual journey I have had in Kenya, how… Continue reading

The Big 5 Differences in Society

The ‘big 5′ is usually used in reference to the wild animals found on Safari, however it has occurred to me that I have witnessed big 5 differences between society in Nakuru and… Continue reading

Determination – Nakuru, Masai Market

After spending six weeks in Nakuru, I appreciated the marketing skills that were displayed by the Kenyan entrepreneurs as they battle to make money and feed their families. Everyday I watched as people… Continue reading

A Lesson Learned

When I first came to Nakuru I wasn’t sure what to expect but having lived in Kenya I knew I would be fine. In the first week we started with training which was… Continue reading