Kyale Small Home

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Program Description

Volunteer in the Eastern region of Kenya and work with physically handicapped children in Kyale Small Home. This is a school and a home that was established in 1994. A primary school and Catholic Church surround this home, which currently houses 21 children. These kids are boys and girls aged between 10 to 19. These children have suffered accidents, handicaps from or during birth, snakebites, and polio among other disabilities.
This home was established to cater for the challenged children within the local community. Every child is entitled to better care and upbringing. In most Kenyan societies, the physically challenged children get stigmatization from other members of the community making them feel less than human. Most people speak Kikamba as a native language. Farming is widely practiced for a living e.g. livestock poultry, small-scale farming of maize, beans, coffee, sweet potatoes, bananas, and vegetables. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, may be seen from the home

Highlights

The volunteers will be involved in:
Working in the home's kitchen and vegetable garden
Helping children study and organizing of extra-curricular activities such as indoor games
Assisting the children with wheel chair mobility
Helping with arrangement and preparation of the beds
Assisting with preparation and serving of meals
Training the kids in creativity through games and doing handicraft work as well as assisting them with their homework

Qualifications

The volunteers has to be over 18 and highly motivated to contribute to the project objectives.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

- Airport pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi upon arrival & Airport drop off
- Up to 3 nights' accommodation in Nairobi
- Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Center Tour before the workcamp
- Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site - Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Workcamp facilitation (foodstuffs and accomodation) and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
- Certificate of participation for the volunteer
- All administrative costs
- possibility: 3-day Safari to Masai Mara National Reserve, 330 Euro

What to Bring: mosquito net, sleeping bag&mat, torch, toiletries, first-aid kit, sandals, sunscreen

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Program Locations

Nunguni, Kenya

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Program Details

Provider:
CIVS Comunity Service
Location
  • Kenya: Nunguni
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
250 Euros up to one month, 200 Euros for more than one month.
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