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Volunteer opportunities in KENYA

Enriching children's lives in Kibera, Africa's largest slum
Kibera, Nairobi           November 6 - November 26, 2014

Volunteer project: Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi and the largest urban slum in Africa, housing over 1 million people. Conditions in Kibera are extremely poor and residents struggle for basic necessities. Nearly half of the slum's population are children, often abandoned, orphaned or forced to work in the streets.

In Kibera, the international volunteers will be involved in health awareness activities, including counseling, playing with children, assisting in cleaning, cooking and social work, teaching children Math, English, sciences, peer talks, and tutoring. The volunteers will also visit and spend time with orphans in the slum. Orientation in the beginning of the project will prepare the volunteers for the expected tasks and duties.

The group will work 5 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday are free. Sometimes, depending on the nature of work, the time can be extended.

 

Leisure activities: Weekend trips to Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Farm, Bomas of Kenya, Giraffe Centre, Carnivore Restaurant.  Playing games, learning Kiswahili.

Cultural exchange: There will be cultural presentations where all the volunteers will have an opportunity to present their countries and cultures. Volunteers will be free to choose presentation methods like story telling, singing, dancing, drama, speeches, etc.

Qualifications: No particular expertise or skills required. Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient. However, specialized skills and expertise (such as tutoring, arts) will be used accordingly.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation is with a host family. Please note that there will be electricity, but no shower and tap water at the accommodation. Volunteers will be using buckets for bathing. Water will be boiled for drinking purposes and those who prefer can buy bottled water.

Orientation: All volunteers will first meet in Nairobi for orientation one day before the project starts. The orientation meeting will be on November 5th, in the morning. From Nairobi the volunteers will travel together to the project site. Departure will be on November 6th.

Location: Kibera is located in the southern part of Nairobi. The closest Hospital, Markets, Post Office, Banks (ATMs), Internet and other social facilities are located in Nairobi.

Terminal: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

Age range: 19 and over

Extra fee: 270 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Support for patients and staff in a hospital in Mombasa
Mombasa, Coast province          December 4 - December 24, 2014

Volunteer project: The volunteers in this project will support a hospital in Mombasa. The hospital offers a number of services from treatment, prevention, training on life planning skills, providing health talks, HIV counseling, STI treatment, PMTCT, etc. It has both inpatient and outpatient services.

The project will start with an orientation for the volunteers to understand the objectives and expectations of the program. The volunteers will be involved in different healthcare activities, including counseling, talking to patients, assisting the medical personnel, performing simple surgical procedures, dispensing medicines under the supervision of a consultant, taking the weight of babies. Volunteers will be rotated in several departments of the hospital during the project.

The group will work 5 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday are free. Sometimes, depending on the nature of work, the time can be extended.

Leisure activities: Excursions to Haller and beaches during the weekends.

Cultural exchange: There will be cultural presentations where all the volunteers will have an opportunity to present their countries and cultures. Volunteers will be free to choose presentation methods like story telling, singing, dancing, drama, speeches, etc.

Qualifications: No particular expertise or skills required. Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient. However, specialized skills and expertise (such as medical knowledge and health sciences, critical care, nursing, therapy, radiology, internal medicine) will be used accordingly.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation is at a host family. Please note that there will be electricity, shower and tap water at the accommodation.

Orientation: All volunteers will first meet in Nairobi for orientation one day before the project starts. The orientation meeting will be on December 3rd, in the morning. From Nairobi the volunteers will travel together to the project site. Departure will be on December 4th.

Location: Mombasa is located in the Southern part of Kenya, approximately 8 hours drive from Nairobi. Transport to the project will be by public transport. The closest Hospital, Markets, Post Office, Banks (ATMs), Internet and other social facilities are located in Mombasa, 15 minutes drive from the project site. The terrain is flat and the climate is hot and humid.

Terminal: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

Age range: 21 and over

Extra fee: 270 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Orphan education program in the Rift Valley
Nakuru, Rift Valley province          December 11 - December 31, 2014

Volunteer project: The volunteer project is organized together with a Home for Children in Nakuru. The Home currently houses about 150 children, most of whom have lost their parents to AIDS, other have been abandoned in hospitals or recovered from the streets. The Home's main objective is to rehabilitate the children and ensure their safety and welfare. The ages of the children range from infants to 18 year-old.

Orientation will be conducted for the volunteers to understand the objectives and expectations of the program. Volunteers will be involved in health awareness and educational work, which involves different activities such as counseling, playing with the children, assisting in cleaning, cooking and social work, teaching children Math, English, sciences, religious education, peer talks, and tutoring.

The group will work 5 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday are free. Sometimes, depending on the nature of work, the time can be extended.

Leisure activities: Trips to Lake Nakuru National Park, to Mount Longonot, cultural exchange, playing games, learning Kiswahili. The excursions are planned for the weekends.

Cultural exchange: There will be cultural presentations where all the volunteers will have an opportunity to present their countries and cultures. Volunteers will be free to choose presentation methods like story telling, singing, dancing, drama, speeches, etc.

Qualifications: No particular expertise or skills required. Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient. However, specialized skills and expertise (such as tutoring, arts) will be used accordingly.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation is at a host family. Please note that there will be electricity, shower and tap water at the accommodation.

Orientation: All volunteers will first meet in Nairobi for orientation one day before the project starts. The orientation meeting will be on December 10th, in the morning. From Nairobi the volunteers will travel together to the project site. Departure will be on December 11th.

Location: Nakuru is located in Rift valley, approximately 2 and a half hours drive from Nairobi. Public transport to the project site is available. The closest Hospital, Markets, Post Office, Banks (ATMs), Internet and other social facilities are located in Nakuru, 5 minutes drive from the project site. Terrain is flat and weather is hot.

Terminal: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

Age range: 19 and over

Extra fee: 270 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

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