Kenya Volunteer Orphanages
Kenya Volunteer Orphanages: Advance Africa works with a number of orphanages around Kikuyu Town (some 20 kilometres from the capital city Nairobi).
From our accommodation in Kikuyu, volunteers travel a short distance to various projects, including orphanages.
You will work in one of the 8 orphanages in the area with HIV/AIDS orphans. Some orphanages have only a small number of HIV positive children.
Some of the children in the orphanages were abandoned after birth due to their parents or their own HIV status or left in the streets to fend for themselves.
We have orphanage projects in Nairobi, orphanages in Mombasa, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Nyeri and other small towns. Orphans in Kenya Orphanages and Children’s Homes are extremely disadvantaged and encounter a lot of hardships in their life.
They are deprived of many opportunities necessary for their development. The children in our Kenya orphanage projects have never experienced loving, caring and stable relationships.
Condition of Orphanages in Kenya
Orphanages in Kenya have severe funding problems, lack basic facilities and proper sanitation. Orphanage volunteering is one way in which they are able to get help in labour and donations such as clothing, shoes and other essentials.
As an orphanage volunteer in Kenya, you will help vulnerable children. The children will receive much needed attention, compassion, hope, encouragement, support and love from you. Through the education and compassion they receive from you, the children are empowered to challenge life, poverty and exploitation.
Kenya volunteer orphanage placements or voluntary work with disadvantaged children is very fulfilling. Volunteering in orphanages in Kenya will be one of the most challenging, positive, life-changing, and rewarding experiences of your life.
Typical Orphanage Volunteering Work in Kenya
Working abroad in orphanages is not difficult. Volunteer orphanage work typically involves:
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, crafts etc.)
Helping to keep the children’s home clean.
Helping with and monitoring the cleanliness of the children.
Basic chores such as 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.
Kenya Volunteer Orphanage Work is suitable for:
We invite individuals, couples, families, students, researchers, and groups (churches, colleges, and student associations) for our Kenya voluntary orphanage work.
Our orphanage volunteer programs are flexible and volunteers can arrive and depart on any day all year round.
The children’s home projects make for perfect volunteering work for college students and youth volunteering.
By volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya, you have the unique opportunity to make a real contribution to the community, while experiencing the rich Kenyan culture and different aspects of life in Kenya.
Kenya Volunteer Safaris & Kenya Volunteer Expeditions
We organize safaris and expeditions for all our volunteers in Kenya. Payment for this is separate. Volunteers typically join up together for a 1 - 4 day safari while volunteering in Kenya.
Accommodation and Meals for Orphanage Volunteers in Kenya
You will stay in the orphanage or with a host family near the orphanage. 1 - 3 volunteers will typically be based in the same orphanage and 2 - 5 volunteers in bigger orphanages with more than 100 orphans.
You can choose orphanages in Nairobi, orphanages in Mombasa, orphanages in Nakuru, Nyeri and other Kenyan towns.
Kenya Volunteer Program Costs
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