Come and help around our feeding center for vulnerable children in Mangano island, Kenya




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    Halloo, Am Rev Fr Cavin, working at a parish as a catholic priest in Mfangano island in lake victoria , kenya this is the only catholic parish within the island.I began working here in ,2016 May,and i have positively impacted the lives of the natives.During my first year service as a priest in the island i was so touched when i learnt of the poor young vulnerable children whose parents died and left as orphans who could not afford to themselves and even get the basic education.

    I therefore began the feeding program to these vulnerable children to enable them to have universal life standard.At the moment the number of these children has increased to 50 children,but by Gods grace i pray to be given the strength to help the number increase.

    Within the parish i am leading,we also have mission health facilities offering health services to the entire mfangano island.On the other hand we also do chicken rearing in the parish and this helps a lot in feeding the children and the entire parish community's.

    Volunteering with us in the parish compound is a unique opportunity to combine and bring peoples lives to a better one ,we don't only have feeding programs as a way of helping the vulnerable children ,but also educate them moral values and skills to make them be better persons in their future lives and their entire community's..

    We are planning to to charge fee from volunteers this because ,we need to share food costs since the prices of food staffs have raised highly and they are very expensive for us to budget for everyone plus our guests ,the country's economy has shoot highly and things are very expensive ,since there has been low harvest of crops from farmers and the government can't afford to help all people , We don't need to charge much ,we shall only charge 5Euro per person ,for food costs not any other thing we shall provide the remaining ,for free without any charge.

    We are looking and welcoming several volunteers with several skills more so in childcare ,teaching,farm stay,doctors and nursing skills,organic gardening throughout the year ,we welcome every race from different backgrounds and religions to work with us and change the lives of the children
    Welcome All!!!!!!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Staying with us will allow you learn a lot and experience the true human life and culture ,life style ,religion .This will also help you meet and have a lot of friends from all over the global in both Mfangano island and out side the island,visiting several places in the country.

  • Help


    Any volunteer wiling to work with us in raising up the young vulnerable children through feeding programs ,teaching ,learning and sharing skills on;-

    1; Social fundraising initiatives to support the feeding of the children and their education.
    - connect our non-profit project to prospective sponsors or businesses
    - grant writing for the project fundraising programs
    - children sponsorship for educational costs

    2; Online marketing.

    3; Mentoring programs of the children .

    4; Web design and maintenance ,

    5; Teaching basic computer literacy skills to the children .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Luo: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    In exchange for your help in the of feeding children,we shall offer you with free food and accommodation ,we shall provide private rooms to any volunteer for privacy ,we also provide three meals a day and a lot of snacks provided ,You are also allowed to prepare your own dish if you wish to do so.We provide beds ,blankets ,bed sheets ,and mosquito nets. We have a running water in bathroom and flashing toilets .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your free time you can visit local shops ,go swimming at the lake,we also have a van that we can use to explore the country and places like Ruma national park,the van can accommodate seven people at once and anyone with driving licence is allowed to drive the car.Your may also help in fueling the van whenever you feel like you wants to use the van.
    There are also several vessels for transportation to the island like ferry,water bus,boats etc thus makes the connection to the island and mainland much cheap and fast.In the island you can also walk on foot,use motor bike ,cycling.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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    This host charges a fee

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    $5 a day contribution towards food costs
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With the children
With the children

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