Magodo Children's Home

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Program Description

Magodo Children's Home was started in 1990 and registered as a community-based organization. It's main goal is to improve the lives of the less fortunate, vulnerable and destitute children in the society.
It serves 500 non-residential vulnerable poor children and orphans living with their relatives in the nearby slum. It further supports the 80 residential vulnerable orphans and destitute children of Magodo Children's Home and the community at large.
The Children's Home offers shelter, food, clothing, sports, medical care, rehabilitation and counseling at the Center and through house-to-house outreach programs, seminars, workshops etc. Also the complex Centre offers education – primary school (from grade 1 to 8) as well as non-formal education i.e. vocational training, technical training, HIV/AIDS campaigns.
Magodo's mission is to facilitate the provision of basic needs to vulnerable children and to further their education by supporting them spiritually, emotionally and psychologically.


Volunteer Activities:
- Taking care of the younger children as well as playing with them
- Assisting in preparation and serving of meals
- Feeding the young children
- Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics and Social Studies
- Ensuring cleanliness of the compound


The volunteer should have an interest in working with children and also be flexible and adaptable.

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What`s Included

Included services:
- Airport transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
- 3-day orientation seminar
- Introduction to the city
- Accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during orientation and placement duration
- Coordination, mentoring and supervision
- possibility: 3-day Safari to Masai Mara National Reserve, 330 Euro

The following costs are NOT included:
- Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc
- Cost of sightseeing
- Visa costs (
- Direct donations to the project
- Local traveling

What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pen

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Program Locations

Harambee estate, Kenya

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Program Details

CIVS Comunity Service
  • Kenya: Harambee estate
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Up to one month: 250 Euros, 2 months and longer: 200 Euro/month

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