Our Community Organisation needs your help in Nairobi!

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a non-profit , registered, Community Based Organization supporting orphans and vulnerable children in the Githurai slum of Nairobi.

    We support selected children with their school fees, organise weekly health clubs and distribute sanitary towels to needy girls in slums.

    Our organisation was established in 2009 by former Street boy Erick. This was a reciprocal gesture to the area for having survived tough times throughout his youth. These included: slum dwelling, street living and rescue and rehabilitation in a children's home.

    In a slum, where most people live below the poverty line, children’s education takes the back seat. Poverty, underdevelopment, mass illiteracy, ignorance, rural backwardness and conservatism cause a majority of children in slums to be deprived of their basic right to education. Various other social problems such as child marriage, trafficking and discrimination leads toward the undermining of children’s right to Education. In this scenario, our organisation has been trying to ensure orphans and vulnerable children in slums have been provided with education support.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers will work with the other staff across a diverse range of programs, these include but are not restricted to:

    - Running a reproductive health schools club.
    - Running weekly meetings for the "Tulia" Girls Program.
    - Weekly school visits
    - Monthly distribution of sanitary pads to the local schools.
    - Assisting with proof reading and wording of official documents.
    - Helping with the logistical and administrative side of the organisation.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swahili

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer family accommodation, you will be hosted by a local family and spend your time immersed in the community.

    Volunteers will share most facilities with the host family, providing a genuine insight into everyday Kenyan life. They will have their own fully furnished room with a bed, bedding, mosquito net, reading table and reading chair.

    We have a weekly contribution of $20 USD for your upkeep to assist with living costs, this is necessary due to limited cash flow. We apologise and hope it shall not deter you from engaging with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nature of the organization:

    Our organization is only able to run effectively through generous support, this includes: community assistance, periodic individual contributions, well-wishers and corporate support.

    The organization is still run by the founding team from 2009.

    Vision
    To see a generation of productive individuals equipped with a broad skill set, irrespective of their disadvantaged history or lack thereof.

    Mission
    To allow orphans and disadvantaged children the access to quality education.
    To provide information regarding sexual and reproductive health to the wider community.

    We have the pleasure to invite volunteers to extended a hand of support to us to help realise the dream of having a slum-free Kenya.

    Your open gesture will go the extra mile of rescuing a child and enlightening the generations to come.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 Hours per day

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