Volunteer Work at Dream Project Children's Home

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Dream Project Children’s Home - Organization Background

Dream Project (Caring for dream Children’s Home) was founded in December 2004 and registered as a CBO (Community Based Organization) in July 2005.

Dream Project Children’s Home was established with an aim to address the needs of children orphaned by aids pandemic, destitute and abandoned children in the society.

The first child was taken up by the home in 2004 after the parents succumbed to aids. The home caters for between 25 and 60 children at any one time. The children are aged 1 to 15 years.

Geographical Location

Photo courtesy of Tracey - a volunteer in Kenya

Dream Project Children’s Home is located in Matasia, Ngong Division, Kajiado District, Rift Valley Province. It is about 40 minutes drive from Nairobi city centre, along Ngong Kiserian road.

Vision, Mission and Goals

The vision of Dream Project Children’s Home is to raise Children full of hope and better future in the society.

The home hopes to build the capacity of the abandoned, HIV/AIDS orphaned and destitute children, so that they may improve their livelihood and achieve their goals in life as well as their full potential like other children in the society.

Organization Objectives

The Dream Project Children’s Home immediate objectives are: -

a) To provide basic needs to the needy children such as shelter, food, clothes and education

b) To provide Home Based Care and education support to children orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS.

c) To start a vocational school for woodwork and computer training that will enable the centre to generate income to meet some of its expenditure and sustain itself.

d) To build a school that will serve both its children and those in the community.

Financial and Other Resources

Dream Project Children’s Home gets funding from well wishers, willing donors and sponsors through appeals. Advance Africa assists the home through the program fee paid by each volunteer to the home and other donations received on behalf of the home.

Dream Project Children’s Home is always looking for assistance to enable it to help the orphaned, poor and disadvantaged children.

Photo courtesy of Tracey, a volunteer in Kenya


The problems the home encounters are:-
i) Food scarcity
ii) Lack of Water and energy
iii) Medicines
iv) Clothing
v) Educational materials such a books, pens, computers
vi) Finances for expansion purposes
vii) Transport problems

Most Current Needs

a) Food
b) Chairs
c) Shoes
d) Used computers and educational material for the children

Volunteer Work

Volunteer jobs at Dream Project Children’s Home include:

  • Teaching the school going children and helping them to do their homework after school
  • Help in keeping the children busy and organizing educational and recreational activities for them (games, art, music, etc.)
  • Helping to keep the children’s home clean.
  • Helping with and monitoring the cleanliness of the children.
  • Helping with the cooking, washing of dishes, laundry, building structures etc.
  • Helping the children to learn common courtesies, moral education etc.
  • Making suggestions to the home manager for improvement.

    Dream Project wishes to thank all the volunteers who have visited the home and brought in donations for the children.

    Several volunteers have bought shoes, school uniform etc for the children and or sponsored some for their education. Thanks to all!

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