Saturday, September 17, 2011

Apply for Volunteer Program

Some of the orphaned children in a caring home
During a clean up in one of the slums

Community Work with Orphaned Children 
Projects Facts: Immerse yourself in a rural African community and work together with local people to put smiles on the faces of children from impoverished backgrounds.

Project Information: No duration restrictions

Location of project: Marurui Slums(20 min drive from Nairobi city)

Arrival Airport: JomoKenyatta or Mombasa Airports

Activities: street feeding, doing VBS,



Community Building and Development Projects
Projects Facts: Experience life in the heart of Kenya, working together with local projects that help to house and feed displaced families who have nowhere else to go.

Project Information: No duration restrictions

Location of project: Different Locations in Kenya

Arrival Airport: JomoKenyatta or Mombasa Airports

Activities: Construction


Conservation Work 
Projects Facts: Live and work in the conservation Projects whilst helping spearhead the need to go green in Kenya, assisting a project across acres of lush green-land.

Project Information: No duration restrictions

Location of project: Different Conserverncy Projects in Kenya

Arrival Airport: JomoKenyatta or Mombasa Airports

Activities: Sanitation, planting trees, building fences


Teaching in Schools 
Projects Facts: Despite a government vow of free primary education for all, its implementation has been hampered by a lack of facilities and staff - we are working together with projects to educate and feed underprivileged children who are otherwise confined to life on the street.

Project Information: No duration restrictions

Location of project: Mathare Slums(20 min drive from Nairobi city)

Arrival Airport: JomoKenyatta or Mombasa Airports

Activities: Subjects of your Choice in arrangements with the school management


Nursing & Healthcare 
Projects Facts: Calling all trainee nurses! If you are studying nursing abroad, your skills can be honed and put to excellent use by volunteering on placement in Kenya hospitals.

Project Information: No duration restrictions

Location of project: Different Locations in Nairobi

Arrival Airport: JomoKenyatta or Mombasa Airports

Activities: HIV & Aids Awareness

A volunteer in a teaching session in a school
Some women in a counselling session 

Life in the Slums


A volunteer in one of the slums




There are many roots to the issue of, with poverty and lack of education definitely being two of the main root issues. Our team in Kenya routinely visits the slum areas where many people live among the dirt and squalor, without access to any proper education at all.

Because these people are desperate for work of any kind (construction, begging, brothels), they have their families and children with them, and tuck away into these hidden shanty villages throughout the region. The parents do not have jobs and children not attending any type of schooling so they loter around the slum and often without parental supervision. This leaves them especially vulnerable to abuse, as they can neither attend school, nor go to the police or medical system or social services for assistance of any kind.

So with the backing of Christian organizations and partners, our team visits these well-hidden slum regions, to build trust and relationship, as well as to provide simple medical aid (bandaids, disinfectant for wounds) and also to provide some basic education, teaching the children to read and write. We also provide education about traffickers and how they lure people into the darkness that exists all around them. This also gives us a chance to monitor what is going on and help prevent trafficking to these highly-vulnerable communities. And of course, we spread the love of Jesus with hugs, smiles, prayers and just by being present with them, right where they live!

Monday, September 5, 2011