GOOD SAMARITAN CHILDREN’S CENTRE
Soweto Slums - Kenya - Projet permanent
Work with kids - Education
- Volontariat International
- 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
- 2 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 250 EUR de frais de participation
Good Samaritan Children’s Centre is a community-based organization that was established in the year 2004 in response to the needs of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Soweto Slum. The Centre started with two children who were abandoned by their parents and rescued by the area district officials and brought to the founder’s house. It is hosts around 63 children both boys and girls. These are either orphans or abandoned children. The children have been orphaned for various reasons, although majority are due to the HIV epidemic, poverty and unwanted pregnancies. The children’s circumstances and histories are as different as their personalities, but now they have the optimism and opportunity for a more positive future. The dedicated caregivers at the project are working hard to provide the basics of life such as shelter, security and food. However, they are acutely aware that it is education, which can break the cycle of poverty. Kenya has over one million orphans and vulnerable children living in children’s homes, which are predominantly privately funded and operated, there is little government assistance. From time to time, they receive donations of food items and clothing from people in the local community and other well-wishers. The caregivers at the orphanage are dedicated and loving, doing the best they can with the little resources they have. At the very least, they are providing these children with a stable family environment. They also have a primary school section running from preschool to standard six. The children are between 6 months to 18 years and are all attending formal education.
CIVS Kenya is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Kenya. We pursue an integrated socio-economic and cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion of Kenyan communities under the maxim “development by people”. We believe that people should retain the responsibility for their own development while CIVS supports, guides and mentors their efforts with innovative and customized high quality services. CIVS achieves this aims through its two program areas: International Voluntary Service (IVS) and Community Development.
Assisting in feeding of children and serving of meals Assisting with teaching of subjects such as English, Mathematics, Creative Arts, Science and Social Studies subjects Providing of guidance and counseling services to the children Playing with the children and organizing of dance events during school holidays Helping the children with homework
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.
Emplacement & Temps libre
The project is located at Soweto Slums, Eastern Nairobi region. Tours and Safari: CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.
Orientation: There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary.
Participation fee: 250€ for the 1st month, 200€ per month for a volunteering period of 2 months and longer. The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full. It covers Airport transfers, 3-day orientation seminar, Introduction to the city, Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration, Coordination and office support