Empower Vulnerable Individuals through the various different programs - Mtwapa, Kenya

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Kenya

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  • Description

    Description

    The Project has been founded to help some of the most vulnerable members of society for their betterment and promote overall wellbeing.

    The Project which has paved its own way and developed over the years with a mission to improve the livelihood of those from underprivileged backgrounds through empowerment with skills and knowledge for their betterment and overall wellness.

    The Project today has grown to incorporate 3 programs

    The Projects largest program, the Special School, has evolved from its humble beginnings 12 years ago as a classroom conducted under a tree to become part of a Centre of Excellence in Mtwapa and arguably the largest School for Children with Special Needs in Africa. The school currently has over 1000 students registered that have various forms of special needs whether physical or mental.

    The Feeding Centre is a weekly program where every Sunday thousands are fed to satisfaction, arriving hungry but leaving satisfied and smiling.

    The recently established program is home to around 200 children who study the national curriculum in the Primary and Secondary schools at the nearby established Centre of Excellence in Mtwapa.

    As our aim is to empower vulnerable individuals with knowledge and skills for the betterment of their lives.
    Through the generosity of our main donors, other than education, we have also been able to facilitate and ensure that health and well-being of these individuals is also taken care of through a team of dedicated medical professionals.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Besides the obvious sharing of knowledge and the opportunity to explore and utilize your skills, our volunteers will also be able to take pride in being part of the team at, arguably, the largest disabled school in Africa.

    The opportunity to experience the gratitude expressed by the children .... Priceless !!!!!

    We are flexible and will work with you to tailor make a role fit for you. Not only so that we can benefit from your time with us and from the skills you have to offer, but also so that you enjoy your time with us and gain from it too.

  • Help

    Help

    Our aim is to empower vulnerable individuals with knowledge and skills for the betterment of their lives. We also consider their health and well-being to be important. Therefore, besides teaching, we also look forward to welcoming enthusiastic and passionate volunteers who can help out with all different kinds of activities that can help with the development of children including:
    Physiotherapy,
    Occupational Therapy,
    Yoga
    Acupuncture
    and any forms of Alternative Therapies.
    Music & Singing,
    Arts & Crafts,
    Physical education
    After school and extra curricular activities
    Home work and reading clubs etc

    Want to spend some time away and enrich your life by being part of a project that gives you personal satisfaction in plenty ???
    Think you can make a contribution towards the betterment and empowerment of our students ?
    Then we need you !!
    Come over and we can share experiences, skills, knowledge and also most importantly happiness and fulfillment !!!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Kiswahili

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can arrange self catered accommodation in close proximity to the school. A fully equipped shared house with all amenities such as kitchen, bathroom, common area and bedrooms is available. This can be shared with other volunteers.

    Volunteers can cater for themselves. Alternatively,there are a number of food outlets not too far from our suggested accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Located in Mtwapa, volunteers will have the opportunity to enjoy life living close to the sea whilst also embracing the warm and welcoming Kenyan culture.
    With Mombasa Town also within an hours drive from Mtwapa, our volunteers can explore the sites and enjoy a variety of cuisines at the various restaurants in the town.
    Interested in game drives, spotting the Big 5 in Africa ? Well, Tsavo National Park, one of the largest in Kenya is not too far away either!

  • 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

    3-4 a day, 5 days a week

Having fun, Sensory Development and therapies whilst on a day out to the beach
Yoga session with Madam Areefa

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