Primary Education & Social Care in the Slums

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Program Description

Provide orphans and underprivileged children with encouragement, support, and education as you aid our team reverse the detrimental effects of poverty and disease.

The largest urban slum area in Africa is Kibera with over 1 million inhabitants. A major issue among the children and adults is HIV/AIDS as a result of poor living conditions. There are open sewers and infected water which lead to other serious diseases such as malaria, typhoid, and cholera. Many individuals eke a living out through crime and prostitution and often abuse alcohol and drugs, turn to violence, or leave their families. This project is a beam of hope in an area filled with need.

This project was developed by a group of locals who were interested in addresses obstacles faced by children in Kibera. They came together to help vulnerable children and orphans reach a higher potential physically and in terms of education. Increasing numbers of students dropped out of schools due to lack of food, no funding for school tuition, and the widespread devastation of HIV/AIDS that removed one or both parents.

Volunteer with this project to help children stay in school through support of education by running a school in the slums, providing students with proper nutrition and 2 meals a day when they would have had to find food themselves, and counseling services to improve and aid the mental health of the child. Educated children who are healthy will be able to bring Kibera out of its slum status and this will only be achieved by support this community. Please join us and make a difference!


Spend time with families who are making a difference in their community
Enjoy true Kenyan hospitality
Build new friendships for life
Join a programme which treats you as the individual you are, not just one of a crowd!


No specific qualifications are required however experience in teaching, child care, sports and building repair work is very useful for us.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included


During your time here, you will stay with a local family in a secure unit just outside the slum area. You may have your own room depending on the number of volunteers here at the time, or you might be sharing with one other volunteer. The house has modern facilities but electricity is not always reliable in the area. The families are all very used to hosting volunteers and are very welcoming - true Kenyan hospitality!


All meals will be provided for you during your stay. Food will be local & simple meals. You may get involved in helping to prepare the meals - learn some genuine African cooking skills!


All volunteers setting out on an adventure with us receive pre-departure training to help you prepare for the experience ahead. This training covers all the areas you need to think about before you pack your bags. It gives you time to focus and prioritise, and provides you with the knowledge and information you need in order to have a safe, fulfilling and enjoyable adventure. On arrival at your project you will also receive orientation training which will help you to better understand the local culture and support you as you find your way around this new country. On your return we will also support you as you re-adapt to life back home. We encourage you to keep in contact with us and consider opportunities for you to stay connected to the work you have been part of with Agapé. In addition to all of this training you will also receive a comprehensive welcome pack full of useful information on your project, the country and the culture, as well as detailed safety and communication lists.


Agapé Adventures respects that each person is unique, and thus has different needs, and we endeavour to meet those genuine needs as effectively as we can. All volunteers are supported by Agapé every step of the way. You will be allocated a line manager to assist you in the day to day aspects of your adventure and staff at Agapé’s main base who will be available 24/7 for any out of hours emergencies. All staff involved in supporting you, work together to provide coordinated, personal and professional support throughout your adventure.

Airport Collection & Drop Off:

When you land into the airport we will make sure that someone is there to meet you and bring you to your project base. We will also provide assistance in returning you to the airport at the end of your time to help you take back all those gifts you've picked up along the way!

Adventure Package:

To come to Kenya and not experience the amazing wildlife would be a great shame. We would highly recommend spending a day or two exploring the national park in Nairobi. There's plenty of game to see and the option also to enjoy the giraffe sanctuary close by too. Just let us know if you would like to add this into your time in Kenya & we can organise everything for you.

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Program Locations

Nairobi, Kenya

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Program Details

Agape Adventures
  • Kenya: Nairobi
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
English, Swahili
American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African
From €480 for 1 week, €980 for 1 month
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