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….

Key Activities

– Overview of projects: Spirulina greenhouse, farms, fishponds, beehives
– Home Visit – and start of community activities
– Reflection time & diary
– 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
– Begin project: Build a family a House
– Read with Children / Sing/ counting songs/ Memory Books
– Visit St Mary’s Hospital – Children’s Ward
– Sports Afternoon – Township
– Visit our local feeder schools – Local Primary School
– 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
– Sell produce at market
– Find out about water harvesting
– 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.

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.

Why choose us?

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. For further details see our website www.thenasiotrust.org.

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