Child care in orphanages in Diani

The volunteer will work with boys and girls where the main objective is to provide them with care, education and pedagogical assistance.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support children in their educational system.
  • It contributes to the realization of new teaching methods to motivate a better future.
  • It provides values ​​and care to the children of the community.
  • Live a unique experience and meet the local population and other volunteers.

What is this program about?

Kenya is a country where you can meet nature, get to know its culture and live that experience that you have always sought through volunteering.

In this project you will be able to enjoy the community, and especially the most needy boys and girls.

There are many boys and girls, who due to any situation of scarce resources or illness of their relatives are orphans. That is why this center attends to them and provides them with their primary needs.

Your work is very important because, having so many children, it is sometimes very difficult to pay the necessary attention to each one of them.

The volunteer will support the teachers and provide additional assistance. Your main goal should be to practice English with the children through the use of creative expressions; stories, poems, songs and games. As well as instill values ​​and teachings. In addition, one of your fundamental role is to be present in hygiene and food care.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 3 or 4 hours, distributed during the morning and afternoon, according to needs.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day. Being located in the same community, they should not make long trips.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. At night the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

The general activities that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Hygiene workshops.
  • Food, cleaning and hygiene activities.
  • Teaching through games.
  • Activities to practice psychomotor skills and cognitively stimulate children.
  • English teaching.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • Basic English.
  • Certificate of criminal offenses.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you need to arrive at is Mombasa International Airport (MBA). There are two options, either arrive on Friday to be picked up, or hire a pick-up at the airport through the local coordinator on the other days. Another option is to arrive on your own following the instructions of the coordinator.

Once you arrive you will stay in the volunteer’s house, located in Diani Beach. The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. The house has Wi-Fi and hot water, but it does not have a washing machine.

Dates and method of arrival

The program is open throughout the year. The days of arrival are Fridays, if you arrive on another day the collection has a cost, or you can arrive on your own.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 1 week until 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution for enrollment to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the financial contribution as indicated by your coordinator

What can I see during the weekend?

Kenya is synonymous with safari, Hemingway and Out of Africa. The first country in the region that knew how to exploit its natural resources for tourism, is a great Noah’s ark with some of thebest safaris in africa, beautiful beaches and an intense Swahili culture. Kenya is a place that will surprise you.

Some of the things you can see are:

  • Masai Mara National Park: The landscape of the Masai Mara is made up of endless herbaceous plains, in which from time to time an acacia stands out. In spring the meadows are a splendid green, but in summer they turn a dry brown. It is one of the best national parks in Africa to see lions, as well as the large herds of herbivores, especially zebras and wildebeests, that make up the great migration. But being the most famous safari, in the most touristic country in the area, also has its tolls: you will find more cars than animals, especially in high season (summer in the northern hemisphere). The best time to visit the Masai Mara is from the end of July to the end of September, when the great migration of wildebeest and zebra is already established in the park. The gigantic cavalcade of almost two million individuals reaches the Mara River in August. You’ve seen the scenes of when they try to ford the river harassed by crocodiles hundreds of times in all the documentaries.
  • Lamu: it is the secret jewel of Kenya, one of those places that you did not even imagine that still exists. It is an archipelago made up of three large islands (Lamu, Manda and Pate) and several uninhabited islets. It occupies the northeast corner of Kenya, just 80 kilometers from the Somali border. Its inhabitants are descendants of Arab traders who colonized the Kenyan coast since the 16th century and established a large fishing and trading center in Lamu. Everything remains as it was then: that Swahili culture of the Muslim religion, the architecture of whitewashed houses and large porticoed galleries, the thatched roofs, the dhows with triangular sails that silently plow through the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the winding and narrow streets of the villages along those that only fit people and donkeys, the kilometer-long beaches of golden sands, the channels with shallow and transparent waters, the mangroves that surround the islands… And everything adds up to make Lamu a unique place in Kenya.
  • Mombasa: The second most populous city in the country is a mixed visit. To many it looks like just a big, dirty, ugly city. Without discussing these aspects (which are unquestionable), for others, it has the interest of being a great historical center of Swahili culture, with Arab, British and Indian influences. The city was an important center of trade (for everything, including slaves) and keeps from that past many colonial buildings in its Old Town, which one day had to be magnificent, but today form a decrepit museum of glories and miseries. from Africa. In addition to the Old Town, you must visit Fort Jesus, the old fortress built by the Portuguese. And the wonderful beaches that are in the surroundings. Mombasa is the origin of the famous railway that still connects with Nairobi and Kampala. So that you do not miss anything of this city, I leave you this option of Mombasa guided tour.
  • Lake Nakuru: Located about 150 kilometers from Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places in Africa (almost in the world) for bird watching. Its gigantic flocks of pink flamingos, sometimes numbering over a million individuals, which feed on the algae that grows in its warm waters made unwitting extras for some of the most glorious scenes in Out of Africa (many scenes were also filmed in neighboring Lake Naivasha). It is also an excellent place to see black and white rhinos, but in reality the protected space is very small, constrained between some farms and the city of Nakuru, and is completely fenced off. It is visited through a road that surrounds the lake. It is also possible to make aLake Nakuru excursion organized or discover othersplaces to see in lake victoria from kenya.
  • Samburu National Reserve: It is off the beaten track (and perhaps that is one of its great attractions), but on the way if you go to Mount Kenya. Samburu is one of the best experiences you can live in this country. It is structured around the Ewaso Ng’iro River, whose banks form a spectacle of greenery and humidity that attracts thousands of animals. Despite its small size, Samburu offers a diversity of habitats and is a great place to see elephants, lions, all kinds of antelopes, zebras, gazelles, leopards.

You cannot leave Kenya without seeing a safari and the immensity you feel when contemplating the beauty of the animals.