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Free volunteer placement in Kenya
As a result of the shortage of workers/ volunteers in our community based organizations in Kenya. We are kindly looking for volunteers to help in the following types of organizations and institutions;-
a) Children orphanages/homes
b) Dispensaries, health centres and other health organizations
c) Public schools
d) H.I.V & AIDS programs
e) Young private schools
f) Adult education centres
DETAILS OF THE VOLUNTEERS OPORTUNITIES
i. Children orphanage
There are always a lot to be done in a children orphanage. For example; you can choose to teach, help to mark exercise or do laundry work. Playing with children and physical training work is also vital and an opportunity to learn too. This helps the children both physically and psychologically as they experience working with people from different places of the world. We are also looking for people who can assist in catering for other needs like stationeries, clothing, beddings and others within their economic abilities.
One can assist as a pharmacist, nurse or any other health work in attending to the institutions clients.
iii. Public schools
Most public schools in Kenya are being affected by shortage of teachers. So the main or major work done in public schools is mainly teaching, marking class work and homework for the children. You could also join to help establish other sports and physical activities. Some children get ill at school and therefore needs someone to accompany them to hospital which is a walking distance. So you can also support in this activity.
iv. Public hospital
Like mentioned on the dispensary option someone may help work as a nurse, dentist, nutritionist or doctor. There are always other duties to be carried out in hospital but you get to know them better once you are placed in a particular hospital.
v. HIV & AIDS programme
On this you have an opportunity to help guiding & counselling on HIV & AIDS. You can also help in different program assist the projects that run to make a living. You can also assist the projects that they run to make a living. These projects include tailoring, dress making, making African jewels and help find market out let.
vi. Adult education
The option requires teaching, counselling etc.
vii. Small private schools
These small institutions have a lot of challegges and most of them are in low income areas where people struggle to meet their day to day needs. Mostly the parents are not able to meet the full financial requirements and hence the school keep struggling to bring staff on board. As a result the schools need alot of support in teaching and non teaching staff.
NOTE:- Our placement is free and we will be hosting volunteers at a small fee of $ 20 per day inclunding food and other personal effects. We are located at a strategic place near Ngong Hills where health, transport, internet and other services are easily accessible.
Where to stay/
You will be leaving with a host family that is trained to meet your day to day needs and you will have an opportunity to learn local life lessons, culture and share local food among other interesting things.
For those will to travel around we have contacts with reasonable tours and travel operators who will take you to places like Masaai Maaara safari and other tourist destinations in East Africa.