The child rights and protection program have 2 types of branches - one for orphans and the other for street children and other vulnerable children with behavioral issues. Focused in the Kawangware slums, the goal is to protect child through the rehabilitation of street children, getting street children’s out of the street. The centers usually have 20-25 children on a daily basis.
The main volunteer roles in the two branches include:
- Informal teaching of conversational English
- Introducing life skills training (health/ hygiene, self-esteem/confidence)
- Arts and crafts projects
- Music including dance
- Provide kids with individualized attention and affection
- Introduce activities such as sports, recreation and playing with the children
Volunteers needed to help improve the children's competence and awareness in social areas, rules of society, polite behavior, problem solving and understanding others. By focusing on these areas, volunteers help children by giving them skills and knowledge to live independently in the future.
Volunteer Opportunities: Orphanage Programs
- Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks, September-May only
- Arrival Airport: Nairobi (NBO)
- Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
- Requirements: Tourist visa.
- Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
- Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
- Airlines: Kenya Airway, British Air, Emirates
- Vaccinations: Cholera, Malaria, Hep A, Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov
- Program starts and ends in Nairobi.
- Airport meet and greet in Nairobi. Afternoon city tour and orientation
- Monday to Friday volunteering. 35 hours per week
- Weekends free to sightseeing
- Typical shift work hours are 7am-3pm
- Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
- Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
- Flights to Kenya. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet