Reach out to the needy and use your skills to create an impact here in Mbita Town, Kenya

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Kenya

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    19/05/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    I am George from Kenya, Homabay County, Mbita Sub-County.
    Mbita Town is located at the lakeshore of Lake Victoria in Homa Bay County, Kenya. Fishing on Lake Victoria is the main economic activity in this area.

    Our organization is currently implementing projects on economic empowerment of children, religion, youth and women, sustainable farming, health including HIV/AIDS prevention, and education in the Mbita area.

    Being a christian based organization, our efforts to holistically minister to the people of Rusinga Island, Mbita Town, we operate a project; Kindergarten School which is currently at grade 3, to offer complementary efforts in support to the poor children who could not afford educational requirements. At the school, we have, the Chairman, Manager, Secretary and the three members from the organization as the people running the school. Many children here are orphans due to Hiv and Aids epidemic which has left many kids minus parental care this is couple with the general poverty due to slow economic growth affecting many countries in Africa.

    As an organization we are appealing to our friend, volunteers and well-wishers both locally and abroad to join us and show the love in helping these children through supporting that is giving them new skills, playing with them and also interacting with the elderly in the community.

    We are working tireless to hosting various volunteers (Christians and NON CHRISTIANS) who can volunteer here for cultural exchange, educational exchange programs and moral support to regain the hopes of many living along the lake shore.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Through interaction, a lot of skills will be exchanged. Travellers would be able to learn how fisherfolk do their fishing activities here as a means of income, visit historical sites here and learn more through the sites. They will also enjoy our cultural meals and dressing mode.

    At weekends you will be free to relax and visit places of interest in the whole region of Western Kenya area, visiting the Islands with Lake Victoria, visiting National parks and or travel more widely in Kenya. The people in the area surrounding the school are friendly and happy to get to know visitors.

    We are near Lake Lake Victoria, where you can watch the wildlife or go to the beach. You can also trek climbing the nearest hills and mountains.

  • Help

    Help

    We are appealing to our friend, volunteers and well-wishers both locally and abroad to join us in shaping the minds of these young kids through educational program exchange, playing with them and training them on various activities. We would also request the travellers to meet the elderly in community, learn new language and cultural activities and give them hope as well.
    Each volunteer has a different background, interests, and set of skills. Every volunteer is sure to have something to do that they like. We design volunteering programs so that they are all customized according to our needs and the volunteer’s preferences.

    Although we are christian based, we do encourage all volunteers from all walks of life to come (EVEN NON CHRISTIANS) Volunteers are welcome for any period of time, whether on the short or long term. Volunteering programs will be made accordingly so that you can reach your objectives and ensure that you can contribute to the best of your capacity. We host volunteers starting with 4 months. The initial period is for 4 months. Each volunteer has a one week orientation period which he/she must go through.

    Given our current programs, we are particularly interested in volunteers who want to work
    - Help with online fundraising
    -Help with photo and video shooting for our online documentation in the social media
    -Building relationships with children and staff
    - Creating and running developmental and sports games for the children out of school hours
    - Playing a role in keeping the Farm and School environmentally clean
    - Helping children with homework and preparation for tests
    - Providing a positive role model for children who have come from devastating backgrounds
    - Running 'Bible studies' and teaching the children the love of God.

    If you have any expertise or skills in a field of for example building, arts, management, agriculture, health or childcare you are more than welcome to realize your ideas and support the communities we work with. We believe that every volunteer comes with new ideas and can provide a great input for our organization. Do not hesitate to make suggestions.

    Special Long term volunteers needed. The organization is looking for a volunteers from any part of the world to volunteer in management for a period of two to three years. Experience in management is an added advantage while a couple is preferred. You will enjoy as you work and stay with us

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Home stay. We love staying with our visitors in our homes. During their stay, we preserve for them their room and eat with them together. We prefer our meals, for they are cooked with our own people who are qualified.

    The organization will provide accommodation and three meals a day for the volunteer.

    Accommodation is lovely and comfortable. Come and stay in a place that is safe away from stress. The volunteers' stay with the host family and they do have their separate rooms. There is electricity and volunteers have access to a basic kitchen. Mosquito nets are provided. We are constantly improving the residence. Recent modifications include a new outdoor table and a barbecue. It is a very nice site in the Kenya nature, and accommodation is comfortable and spacious.

    Meals are composed of local cuisine. We have had a number of vegetarian and vegan volunteers, and can easily adapt to their diet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Being that we are living a godly life, most of our helpers time off shall be used to visit the elderly, the sick, visit historical places and sharing with our neighbours who will also share more about the culture with our helps. The church will assist in case of transport need.

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 786516254847