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Workcamp taking care of children with disadvantaged backgrounds

HOUSE OF LOVE AND ORPHANAGE, EDUCATION SUPPORT, ORPHAN AND HOMELESS

The orphanage started in 1897 by community members in Kenya it is estimated that there are nearly 100 orphans due to HIV/AIDS. A significantly larger number of children are living in families where one or both parents are HIV positive. Many of them have been abused or neglected by their extended families or are just coming from poor families. Others could be sick, infected with HIV/AIDS or receiving inadequate care in orphanages.

 

Duration of the project: The program will run for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6 months. The program is running throughout the year.

Orientation: Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project.

Accommodation: At a host family. Please note that you will share the typical living conditions of a Kenyan family. There will be electricity, but no shower and pipe water/taps at the accommodation. Volunteers will be using buckets for bathing. Water will be boiled for drinking purposes and those who prefer can buy bottled water.

Location: It is located at Naikarra, Narok county in the Rift valley approximately 5 hours drive from Nairobi. Transport to the project will be by public transport. The closest Market is 5 minutes walk; Post Office, Banks (ATMs), Internet and other social facilities are located in Narok Town.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers assist children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds including rescued child laborers, abandoned street children, disabled children, children from troubled families, those who have suffered abuse and orphans. Volunteer tasks may include assisting the organization with fundraising, supervising the children’s play, developing activities and workshops, or supporting families from low-income communities.

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