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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Mbita Point
Islanders Centre, Kenya
  • Mbita Point, Kenya
Organization Description
Islanders Community Centre, Kenya is a Community charity School producing huge social impact for needy children and their families in Rusinga Island, Kenya and its environments through free education, healthcare and welfare. .

We provide safety, hope, love, education, protection and inner healing to children who have lost their homes, been sexually abused, orphaned due to AIDS/HIV and those living in abject poverty. Everything we do is for children and their families. We offer answers to some of the difficulties they face and, as you will see in this website, our activities are varied and expanding!

To achieve our aims we have been running a successful volunteer program alongside the school. We have hosted volunteers from all over the world who come to teach, participate in building projects, help with our healthcare outreach programs, or support our fundraising efforts to keep the school running.

We treat our volunteers like family, and welcome them into our homes as our brothers and sisters. We believe that a good volunteer program should benefit both the organization and the individuals who kindly donate their time to help us with our mission.

We aim to be as flexible as possible to fit with the skills, experience and needs for individual volunteers and groups. We do not dictate a rigid schedule however we do ask that volunteers play an active part in the school's operations, to get to know the children and feel part of the community.

Your day might consist of helping the teachers in the morning, pitching in with some building work, helping prepare porridge for the pupil's lunch, or taking part in games in the afternoon. Volunteers takes part in work ranging from farm work that include land preparation, community work, class teaching, sports, Feeding program for vulnerable children, construction work, garden preparation, keeping watch over the donkey, goats and cows. We are planning to start HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns as well as environmental awareness programs. In the afternoon the volunteers will be involved in out door activities that include school visits, workshops, and home visits volunteers are to work for a maximum of 5-6 hours a day. Weekends volunteers will take part in excursion to learn more about the area as well as some of them can be free for dairy writing.

Volunteers will be hosted through our home stay program. It's good to be an African, live and stay like an African. It's fun. Food is provided from what is locally available, but the volunteers will share in the responsibility of preparing the food gaining alot of experience in doing this.

Volunteers are requested to pay a small fee towards the feeding program for the period he/she will stay in the organization. We offer free Accommodation. There will be also community tours that can be arranged to visit other Islands, or Maasai Mara National Park.

If you're looking for a genuine slice of African life, and to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children - this is for you. This is adventure, you'll need to remember for the rest of your life.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
Fundraisers, sport activist, engineer, photographer, web designer,Accountant, counselor, Nurse/doctor, film maker/editor, carpenters, farmer,
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$56 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
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