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"My time volunteering in Nakuru has been beyond amazing. It has truly been the best experience of my life. The children at the school are all former street kids with troubled pasts. They are just so beautiful, resilient and happy, truly inspiring! Kenya is a beautiful country that I have loved exploring, at no point have I felt unsafe and my host family have been amazingly accommodating and helpful. This experience has exceeded all my expectations. I could not recommend this enough!!" Christina 

Help out at this wonderful community project in the regional town of Nakuru, where street children are provided with free education, food, and a place to go and be kids for a few hours, away from the harsh realities of life on the streets. This foundation provides an oasis of support in the hardship these kids face every day. As well as formal schooling, there are organised sports and activities available such acrobatics, football (soccer), volleyball and athletics.

Volunteers are of great value as support to local staff – whether it is assisting with mealtimes, sports and games or in classes; or running an English session giving them the valuable chance to practice and develop their English language skills. We aim to teach English in an informal way and you are welcome to provide your own ideas. 

It’s always appreciated when volunteers are proactive in creating educational sessions for the little ones, with songs and games. You’ll make a real difference through your efforts here. Not only will you provide a great service to the project, but the kids love the chance to interact with overseas visitors and despite their tough lives they have a lot of fun here.

itinerary

Days 1 (Saturday)

Arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport (airport code NBO) and say Jambo to Kenya. After clearing customs and immigration, you’ll be met by our local team and taken straight to your Nairobi hotel accommodation for the night, a journey of 30-45 minutes depending on traffic. 

Day 2 (Sunday) 

You’ll be transported by local matatu (minibus) to your project location in Nakuru, a journey of around 3 hours. On arrival you will meet your host family and settle in to your new home.

The Project Our co-ordinator will accompany you to the project on Monday morning, introducing you to all the staff and of course the kids so you can get stuck in straight away. 

Most days will follow a similar structure, a couple of hours’ classroom time in the morning and the same again in the afternoon. Of course if you’d like to do more then there is always opportunity here in this busy environment.

Days 8 and 9 (Saturday to Sunday) 

Spend your free time as you please, your weekends are yours to enjoy. Your host family and our coordinator will be able to help you decide what to do and will advise on the best way to get around. Book a safari, explore your local area or head further afield. 

Your last day (Saturday)

Oh no …… no matter how long you’re here for, one of these days it will be time to say goodbye to your newfound friends. We’ll help organise the return transfer to Nairobi, but keep a few shillings handy for your fare).

your digs

You’ll have a room in a family home-stay (either your own space or possibly shared with another volunteer). Either way this is a great way to really get to know local culture and learn about real life in Africa. Expect basic, but clean and comfortable with shared bathroom. Breakfast and dinner daily are provided for you – typical Kenyan food consists of meats, vegetables, potato, eggs, bread, chapati and tropical fruit. 

Facilities and the area
• Laundry facilities are available in the town for a small fee
• Bedding is provided – no need to bring a sleeping bag, but do bring your own towel
• Transport is cheap and easily found
• Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. February and March are the hottest months, followed by the “long rains” season through to June. Another “short rains” wet season is between October and December (at these times expect some rains daily, but plenty of sunshine too!)


meals

Breakfast and dinner are provided daily

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start date

Saturdays year round

minimum age

you gotta be 18 to do this program

important info

  • Fly In & Out : Nairobi (NBO)
  • What’s included: Airport meet-and-greet and arrival transfer, accommodation, most meals, briefing, local 24/7 support
  • What’s not included in cost: Flights, return airport transfer, visa, lunches, travel insurance
  • As part of our duty of care to the children, you will need to provide us with a Police Check / Working with Children Check prior to arrival in Kenya 
  • *Prices start at £685 for a 2 week program. Prices will be advised in writing prior to confirming.

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