Come and help our community based organisation in Ruai, Kenya



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  • Description


    We are a community based organization in Ruai Kenya, that aims to empower and support special needs
    individuals and their primary caregivers. We try to reintegrate them into the community as independent and productive citizens.

    In our organization we deal with children with mental disability such as , cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, down syndrome just to name a few.

    In Kenya Cerebral palsy is known as the silent disability in Kenyan homes, as most parents encounter stigmatization and the conditions are linked to factors like witchcraft and family inherited curses and therefore majority of parents
    tend to hide their children from the society..

    We offer a safe space where they can freely and talk about challenges they face from having children with disabilities

    Developing initiatives such as education support, agriculture, micro-finance, health care, sports and adding value to existing efforts designed to strengthen community

    Offer mentorships sessions and life skills they require to empower themselves .

    Make home visits and help them with household chores and give them few basic items they need as of people in the area are small scale farmers(home use) ,we therefore try give them new ideas on farming there to increase yields

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will meet local volunteers and in turn they will know the local language and know local way of living and it will assist them in their future plans.
    They will learn about how our community is, the challenges we face and then they should learn a lot of things and it will change their perspectives on life as its said experience is the best teacher.
    They will also learn how to make local dishes as well like Ugali ,,Chapati, Githeri among others

  • Help


    We operate in Ruai Kenya and most of the people here are living in poverty ,illiteracy and unemployment so it becomes very difficult for people with mental health to get help.

    We are requesting volunteers long term and short who have skills in farming, animal care, water conservation/irrigation methods, Medical experts/pediatric doctors, website making, business administration, psychology knowledge or mental health experts, any health professional, photographer, a good proposal writer or someone who has experience with associations. We would also like volunteers who are interested in community work.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I enjoy learning different languages as it makes me understand different cultures and helps in creating a good experience for volunteers

  • Accommodation


    We have two homes where the volunteers can stay and they will share one room if they are males or females they will have their own privacy and security guaranteed in a place where they will like because compound is good and its accessible.

    We shall provide our volunteers with food 3 meals a day and in line with that the volunteer will learn how to make local dishes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    They might go for a basketball match , take nature walks. We are also located 35.4km from Nairobi City which is accessible via bus, "Matatu" and Uber where they can visit our city.
    In addition to that they can as well visit local animal orphanages that are close within the vicinity of Nairobi eg giraffe center

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Wifi can be available, accessible and it's reliable as well

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Secure Parking and Security is available...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 296549483861