Volunteer with Children in Kenya

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Volunteer with Children in Kenya

from £1,000
Duration: from 10 days to 12 weeks
Countries: Kenya
A visit to the charitable projects the Nasio Trust supports is a great opportunity to develop life skills, go on a journey of personal discovery and experience life in a different culture
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Volunteer with Children in Kenya

Your volunteering opportunity will give you an incredible insight into the factors that influence the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and the role The Nasio Trust plays in giving communities the opportunity to change their lives. The Nasio Trust supports nearly 400 children, many of whom are orphans living in deep poverty in a part of Kenya that has been devastated by the HIV pandemic.

Volunteering at The Nasio projects in Musanda & Mumias is a life changing experience. You will have the opportunity to choose activities that not only give you a broad experience of life as a child in rural Kenya but play to your particular strengths and interests.

So whether you’re interested in teaching, music, sport, medicine, farming or like to be hands on building there’s something for everyone. We can arrange a tailor made itinerary to make sure your time with us is mutually rewarding. So many of our past and present volunteers have found the experience intensely rewarding on a personal level. Seeing the sometimes desperate conditions faced by the people we work with on a daily basis, has a habit of putting many first world problems in perspective.

Whether you’re a skilled professional or not, if you have time and energy to give we desperately want to hear from you….

 

 


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Care Work and Children

So whether you’re interested in teaching, music, sport, medicine, farming or like to be hands on building there’s something for everyone. We can arrange a tailor made itinerary to make sure your time with us is mutually rewarding. So many of our past and present volunteers have found the experience intensely rewarding on a personal level. Seeing the sometimes desperate conditions faced by the people we work with on a daily basis, has a habit of putting many first world problems in perspective.

Whether you’re a skilled professional or not, if you have time and energy to give we desperately want to hear from you….

A Typical Itinerary

Day 1 -Arrive at Kisumu Airport & Drive To Musanda
– Cultural Market Kisumu
– Fish lunch by at Lake Victoria
– Photo call on the equator
-Arrive at Chief’s Guest House and settle in
Day 2 – Chief’s guest House, Musanda
– Orientation and meeting the team
– Overview of projects: Spirulina greenhouse, farms, fishponds, beehives
– Lunch – Guest House
– Home Visit – and start of community activities
– Reflection time & diary
Day 3 – Visit Noah’s Ark Day Care Centre (Mumias)
– Meet the teachers and children
– Play Time with children / Serve Lunch – Noah’s Ark
– Visit Greenhouse / sustainable farming
– Spend time in the classroom or teach children
– Visit Local Primary School – Team Building Activities
– Home visits Mumias slums
– Reflection time & diary
Day 4 – Visit St Irene’s Day Care Centre (Musanda) then begin work tasks
– Visit St Irene’s Day Care Centre
– Meet teachers and children
– Begin project: Build a family a House
– Read with Children / Sing/ counting songs/ Memory Books
– Reflection time & diary
Day 5 -Continue with work tasks & visit St Irene’s Day Care Centre
– Build a family house
– Read with Children / Sing/ counting songs/ Memory Books
– Reflection time & diary
Day 6 – Visit Noah’s Ark Day Care Centre
– Lunch at Noah’s Ark with the children
– PM – Visit St Mary’s Hospital – Children’s Ward
– Sports Afternoon – Township
– Home Visit
– Reflection time & diary
Day 7 – Finish work tasks St Irene’s Day Care Centre (Musanda)
– Visit our local feeder schools – Local Primary School
– Complete family house
– Work with team in Spirulina greenhouse
– Reflection time & diary
Days 8 – 14 – Suggestions for additional activities
– Visit local farm projects – assist team / advise on farming
– Plant Trees to improve the environment
– Visit Kakamega Rain Forest – understand conservation – One of the oldest Equatorial Forests
– Participate in medical Camp in the Community alongside our partners
– Visit local market
– Teach children/adults IT, numeracy, literacy etc
– Tailoring/sewing help instructing children’s’ guardians
– Conduct home visit with Nasio staff
– Sell produce at market
– Learn about Spirulina production
– Find out about water harvesting
– Milk a cow
– Educating staff, children, guardians in any skill that you have
– Medical activities for doctors, nurses and midwives
– Any suggestions from you will be discussed

Nasio Trust Medical Elective Placements and Medical Professional Volunteering

What do we offer?

We provide elective placements for students studying medicine, nursing, midwifery, nutrition and occupational therapy. We also provide volunteering opportunities for those interested in following a career in these professions and for those already qualified. Our current placement programme covers:

Medical Electives – which cover medicine, nursing, nutrition and occupational therapy.
Medical Students volunteering – for those interested in learning and gaining experience in their chosen field in a developing country and in helping the local communities with their knowledge and skills.
Medical professionals volunteering – all medically qualified people who wish to take part in voluntary work in a developing country to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the wider world and/or to share their expertise with the local communities.
Midwifery Electives and Volunteering – For those training to be a midwife who are looking for a medical elective abroad and for students who are interested in a career in midwifery, we have placements to offer where you will gain valuable experience.

Student Medical Volunteers

Usually volunteers start by observing local experienced staff, however you may find more practical opportunities arise once you get to know the local staff and if you can demonstrate a good understanding of local medical conditions.

While volunteering on your Medicine project, you will live at our secure guest house in Musanda village. This allows you to experience the real day-to-day life in Kenya.
The role of student volunteers who already have some medical experience also varies, and it is important to build up trust and a good relationship with the local medical staff and your supervisor. Volunteers may have the opportunity to take part in medical outreach work which often involves travelling to local villages, rural areas or schools to carry out basic medical checks on the local community.

While volunteering on your Medicine project, you will live at our secure guest house in Musanda village. This allows you to experience the real day-to-day life in Kenya.

Volunteering abroad on a medical placement in Kenya is an excellent way to gain work experience combined with the chance to help people in under resourced medical institutions in the developing work. Facilities within the hospitals and clinics are basic and treatments are sometimes not of the standard you would expect in the West. Your working hours will usually be decided on a weekly basis.

Why choose us?

We are an established charity, founded in 2003, that understands and works in the heart of the communities in an impoverished area in Western Kenya to provide education, healthcare and support to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Early Education Centres provide the best start in life to mainly orphaned and vulnerable children whom we support. Each child is encouraged to reach their potential, either through higher education or placement on apprenticeship schemes. We have our own medical centre (March 2016) and work in partnership with local hospitals and other NGOs. We work alongside and help the communities to set up and run their own sustainable income generating projects. Visiting our projects is a valuable and life changing experience not only for the volunteers but also for people in the communities. Volunteering at our project will be life-changing for you and the community. For further details see our website www.thenasiotrust.org.

About The Nasio Trust

We’re empowering communities in western Kenya to break the cycle of poverty by providing education, improving health and developing commerce.

In Kenya we maintain 2 Early Childhood Development Centres and our own Medical Centre in under-served rural areas with high levels of HIV. They now provide a daily meal, pre-primary education and medical care to over 400 children. We also work to improve living conditions with the local areas, building income streams and tackling the root causes of poverty.

In the UK we run a 10 month mentoring and fundraising programme for young people culminating in a trip to help at our projects in Kenya. The programme has been running for over 10 years and has taken almost 100 young people to Kenya, many of whom were disaffected or otherwise vulnerable.

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