Mother’s empowerment in Kenya

VOLUNTEERING WITH WOMEN

Still in some parts of the world do not exist the same opportunities as men, for many women it can become a problem without solution. You find yourself in situations where a woman does not have the right to land or to obtain a passport without her partner’s permission, as well as not allowing them to go to school; Kenya does not escape this situation. Although primary education is free, women face many barriers such as; family, who think it is not necessary to go to school, economic situation, culture or because it is not allowed.

Adventure Volunteer with the support of local organizations, volunteers and through the volunteer program of empowerment of young mothers, seeks to create a space for all women in communities of limited resources and social exclusion, where they can express what they feel, think and expect from their future.

For this work to be successful we need to involve the entire community, volunteers and local staff of the organization in the creation of the programmed activities, which will allow us to learn more about the environment in which these women live.

WHAT WILL I DO AS A VOLUNTEER?

One of the ways we have found to address the problems of many women in the volunteering in Kenya is through awareness raising and education, through the Young Mothers Empowerment Volunteer Program.

In the trainings and talks, topics such as domestic violence, diseases and drugs are emphasized. They also develop activities such as

  • Support in the sewing and embroidery workshops.
  • Computer classes
  • English and Mathematics Classes

As a volunteer, one of the most important things is to support these young mothers to increase their self-esteem and self-confidence, through the creation and organization of didactic and educational activities for them.

WHAT DAYS AND DATES CAN I VOLUNTEER?
ARRIVALS

ARRIVALS

  • This project is open all year round.
  • You can arrive any day of the week, we also recommend that you arrive on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as it facilitates the incorporation to the project.

TIMETABLE AND PICK-UP POINT

  • You must arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (where you will be picked up by your assigned logistics coordinator).
  • The schedule for airport pick-ups is from 8:00 to 21:00 (ask for additional costs in case of arrival at other times).

HOW ARE THE LODGING AND MEALS?

Accommodation and meals for the volunteer are provided by the Kenyan host family. These allow the volunteers to get to know more directly the culture of the country and the people who live in these communities. No WIFI, is possible sim card.

The selected houses have:

  • Electricity.
  • Room (for two or three volunteers depending on the house)
  • A bathroom
  • Lounge

The food is typical of the country. Usually at breakfast you have tea or coffee and fruit, cassava, sweet potato, pancakes or mandazi of rice with stew, spaghetti, ugali with cabbages or vegetables, githeri (combination of cornmeal and cooked beans) and Matoke (banana and chicken stew) dinner is similar to the main meal.

There may be temporary cuts in water and electricity supplies.