Project DetailsCode: MLTV18
Start date: 01 ene 2017
End date: 31 dic 2017
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Category: SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL
Theme: EDU, SOCI
Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99
DescriptionThe orphanage started in 1897 by community members in Kenya it is estimated that there are nearly 100 orphans due to HIV/AIDS. A significantly larger number of children are living in families where one or both parents are HIV positive. Many of them have been abused or neglected by their extended families or are just coming from poor families. Others could be sick, infected with HIV/AIDS or receiving inadequate care in orphanages.
Work And Activities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Volunteers assist children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds including rescued child laborers, abandoned street children, disabled children, children from troubled families, those who have suffered abuse, and orphans. Teaching English (1-2 hours a day) to children, Organizing games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative education and extracurricular activities, Taking kids on Playgrounds, Helping kids to do homework, monitor academic progress, and make sure kids complete their homework, Sanitation (helping kids in brushing teeth, shower, and personal hygiene),Child care services for orphans who cannot go to school, Help kids to dress up and reach school safely, Help with administration, running errands etc,Help in other activities or programs designed for kids.
Day 1: Arrival and pick upfrom the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to host family home or hostel.
Day 2: Morning: registration and start of orientation. About 4 hours lecture at the home of your host. Topics covered during orientation lecture will include East African culture, history, customs,politics, geography, and necessary health precautions, and various other topics, such as the diversity of Kenyan life. Afternoon is free for exploring rural Kenyan life and getting to know your host family.
Accommodation And FoodAt a host family. Please note that you will share the typical living conditions of a Kenyan family. There will be electricity, but no shower and pipe water/taps 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.
PlaceIt is located at Naikarra, NarokCountyin the Rift valley approximately 5 hours drive from Nairobi. Transport to the project will be by public transport. The closest Market is 5 minutes walk; Post Office, Banks (ATMs), Internet and other social facilities are located in Narok Town.
NotesDuration of the project: The program will run for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6 months. The program is running throughout the year.
Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months