GOOD SAMARITAN CHILDREN’S HOME AND REHABILITATION CENTRE
Eastern part of Nairobi County - 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 Home and Rehabilitation Centre was founded in 1991 with a mission to facilitate holistic care for vulnerable children by enhancing their growth and development through provision of shelter, education and other basic needs. The children are victims of teenage pregnancy, child abuse or torture, orphans and those infected by HIV/AIDS. The home offers shelter to over 300 children who are of between 8months to 18 years of age. Depending on their age, the infants (8 months to 2 years old) stay at the home and are taken care by their caregivers while those who are 3yrs to 6 years of age attend a kindergarten, which is at the home as they are prepared to join primary school. The other children are supported through uniforms and school fees to join different public primary and secondary school near the home. Since its establishment, the home has supported over 4000 orphans and vulnerable children from different parts of Nairobi city mainly from the streets and slums. The children are transformed and reconnected back to their extended families, those who don’t have any family are assisted to get a job and start their own life and always welcomed back to the home in case of any problem. Apart from children’s welfare development, The Home engages in a number of activities for purposes of self-sustainability such as zero grazing and livestock farm unit, which generate income for the home and provide meat and milk for the children
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.
Teaching basic subjects such as reading, drawing and artwork as well as assisting the older children with homework Taking care of the cattle and helping with the dairy farming Care giving services which includes feeding and taking care of the infants Assisting with preparation and serving of meals to the children Playing and organizing extracurricular activities with the children. Organizing life skills sessions for the older children
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteer will stay in a host family in Buruburu. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner and volunteers will get lunch at the Children’s Home.
Emplacement & Temps libre
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 Maasai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction and project placement. 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. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities. Participation fee: 250€ for 1 month / 200€ per month when the project lasts at least 2 months. The fee is non-refundable and has to be paid upfront or upon arrival in full. The fee paid covers the following services: Airport transfers 3-day orientation seminar Introduction to the city Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration Coordination and office support