Volunteer with community projects in Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Última actividad: 11 jul 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Hello Workawayers, my name is Faith. I'm 33 years old from Nairobi, Kenya. I run a non-profit foundation that seeks to empower vulnerable families within the informal settlements of Nairobi through capacity building, advocacy, and outreach programs. The Foundation's thematic areas are climate action / environmental conservation, heath and wellbeing, education, and economic empowerment.

    On environmental conservation, we have an initiative Tree Planting campaign through which we partner with schools, churches, community leaders and local government administration to clean up open spaces and plant trees in those spaces, with the sole purpose of greening Nairobi and mitigating the impacts of climate change. So far we have planted more than 5,000 seedlings in 15 open spaces. We are also currently setting up a nursery for assorted trees in order to supply seedlings to women and youth groups who wish to plant in their spaces. We also plan to do capacity building for youth and women groups on climate change and the roles they can play to mitigate its impacts while building their adaptive capabilities. Also exploring ways in which we can support youth and women groups to venture into green jobs such as recycling waste into sellable items.

    On health and wellbeing, we run a sexual and reproductive heath rights (SRHR) advocacy and outreach program through which we also donate sanitary pads to needy and vulnerable girls and women in Nairobi's informal settlements. We are also rolling out a yoga and football program to help people cope with mental health issues.

    Also, we work with other partners with whom we donate lunch and basic foodstuffs to needy and less privileged families in Nairobi's informal settlements through our Humanitarian Project.

    On education, we run career mentorship program in academic institutions. We also have many bright but needy students who need our support with fees and shopping and we are looking at ways of mobilising resources to help to help them financially.

    I am the managing director of the foundation. There's a board of four directors, my husband being one of the directors. There are four administrative staff and 17 other volunteers. The foundation is still in it's formative but has picked momentum. We have constructed a small temporary office, situated in government offices at Makadara Sub-County deputy county commissioner's compound. Currently we sit on the Sub-County disaster management committee. I'm happy that there's goodwill from local government and businesses which have been supporting our initiatives. I'm looking for help from volunteers with demonstrable experience in fundraising, resource mobilization, website development/review or any other area that may be relevant in expanding our operations and boosting our visibility.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    First, you will engage in a genuine cultural exchange by interacting with local communities, our volunteers, and partners, sharing experiences, and learning about the way of life of Nairobians, particularly in informal settlements.

    Second, we will treat you to all authentic Kenyan foods, and I believe it will be worthy your visit. You will also have a chance to share with us your cuisines and recipes, that's if you love to cook.

    Third, you'll get an opportunity to actively participate in community outreach programs, witnessing the resilience and unity of the communities we serve.

    Fourth, you will have a chance to explore Nairobi and its environs with a tour to the city landmarks, parks, music and dance, local markets and crafts, and other areas of your interest.

    We are flexible enough and we believe that we will enjoy each other's company and learn from each other in lots of ways.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    I'm looking for a volunteer with demonstrable experience in project management, fundraising, grant writing, proposal writing, or communications (website development, graphic design, brand development, social media visibility, and content creation), or any other skill that may be relevant to the growth of our foundation. You'll also get a chance to volunteer in the community, interact with locals and our partners, and touch lives through our food donations, tree planting exercises, sanitary pads donations, career mentorship program and other initiatives. We are ready to share our local experiences with you as we learn some insights from you on how best to run our organization.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    We provide meals and accommodation. We stay in Makadara (Buruburu Phase 3) in Nairobi, a middle class setup, in own compound and our home is not so big but has an extra room to accommodate one to two volunteers. Wifi is available throughout. We have two daughters Samara (9 months) and Cecile (11 years) so we hope to find someone who loves children. Won't expect you to smoke in the house, or engage in any misconduct that exposes the children to any kind of danger. I also expect the volunteer to act respectfully with me and my family.

    During your visit, we will offer you our local delicacies at home, we will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will experience a real feel of Kenyan authentic foods including mbuzi choma (roasted goat), kuku kienyeji (indigenous chicken), fish, local vegetables, fruits, and Ugali among other foods. Also, during our monthly feeding program, you'll get a chance to interact with locals in Nairobi slums and get to share meals with them as you experience our authentic way of life. You'll also get a chance to walk around in local food joints to have a feel and compare the cultural difference from your own country.

    And if cooking is your thing, we'd love to have a feel of your cooking!

    We do not charge any cost but would appreciate any support you can offer with the cost of food, room cleaning, laundry, and fuel for transport to and from work or your other errands.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We have a car, and can drive you around to tour Nairobi and its environs at your cost, but when we are engaged, you can easily access town or your places of choice through public transport or uber / bolt. But our schedules are not so tight, so we can create sometime to take you around.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have wifi all through

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 729986679371

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