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Dream Achievers Youth Organization
  • Mombasa, Kenya
Organization Description
Dream Achievers Youth Organization (DAYO) was established in May 2005 under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Services with registration no. SS/MSA/CD/CBO/09/03 as a non-profitable and non-political community based organization formed by a group of young volunteers who wanted to mitigate challenges among young people through community theatre as a participatory strategy of disseminating, educating and informing the community on issues of adolescence sexual and reproductive health, human rights, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB with a focus on young women and youth so that they can protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies, drug abuse and HIV among other infections.

Vision of DAYO
Community where youth are free from diseases and poverty.

Mission DAYO
Our mandate is to build capacity and respond by preventing and reducing the risks of diseases and socio-economic situations among youth in the region.


Dream achievers has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in teaching, orphanage work, HIV/AIDS work Community theater outreaches, and women’s education in both urban and rural Kenya.


DAYO has volunteer placement in Mombasa and rural coast community and villages, while we would like an indication of your location reference when applying, this can be finalized with our program placement officer on arrival in Mombasa Kenya.


Placement begin on the first and tenth of each month. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for a period of one week to six months.


Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program and have at least a high school education. Volunteers participating in the program must have appropriate training and certification.


In many African countries such as Kenya, HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest challenges facing young people today by causing deaths of thousands of people each and every year. In a bid to address this global pandemic, many hospitals and local NGOS are presently running HIV/AIDS testing and counseling and awareness campaign in Kenya. Our HIV/AIDS Volunteer program is aimed at providing care and support to the people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAS) and also creating awareness to vulnerable groups on the effects of HIV/AIDS through community open outreach programs, peer education in schools, one on one talks, forums, trainings and workshops. Our programs are organized in collaboration with the relevant government ministries, local NGOS, community based organization and youth initiatives who are working very closely with the communities.


Due to the high incidences of poverty and illness, orphanages can host between 50-300 vulnerable children at any one time and there is always a high demand for more volunteer assistance in Kenya. Volunteers who work in an orphanage help in general work and chores. This work could range from cooking, cleaning to farm work, caring for children, assisting with feeding program and baby class.


Volunteers are placed in community schools, public schools and orphanage schools. Many of this schools we work with are constantly understaffed and are always in dire need of volunteers who could assist in filling up the void. In this program volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers, typically subjects taught include; English, mathematics, science, social studies, art and craft and physical education. Schools in Kenya run for a period of three terms a year as follows:
• Term One: January to March
• Term Two: May to July
• Term Three: September to November
There are short breaks between these terms in the month of April, August and December during which volunteers can take a break to travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials for senior students or participate in another placement organization. NB: volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced in teaching practice.


This program began in response to Canadian volunteers at schools taking notice of young women who could miss upto a week of class each month due to lack of sanitary supplies, sex education and reproductive health issues. In a bid to address issues affecting young women, dream achievers youth organization initiated the gender mainstreaming program that focuses on empowering women to end poverty in their own struggles mainly through providing sanitary supplies and sex education with regards to HIV/AIDS. This is because Gender based violence is one of the key human rights violations in Kenya that continue to tear lives of innocent women and children apart. As an organization we strongly feel that if these problems are not addressed to satisfaction, then the prevalence rate is going to increase drastically.


Community theater outreaches, we do community health program in which we use theatre to educate the community in various issues such as adolescence, sexual and reproductive health, human rights, child rights and sexuality with a focus on youths and women so that they can protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies, drug abuse and HIV/AIDS among other issues.
Education, Health / Medical, Women
Skills Needed
Fundraising skills, Doctors, Community development & Social work, Student from University, Organizing activities for the organization, Basic computer skills, Events management skills, Web Design, Able to make abstract ideas beeasily adjust to new areas, Advocacy
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$140 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Local-Transport
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