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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Smile Community Centre Children's Home
  • Nairobi, Kenya
English, Swahili
Organization Description
Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa,With such high promise in Kenya, Poverty in cities still astounds most, given the fast growth of our economy. There is still the part of society that lies forgotten and desolate. In any neighborhood in Kenya you will find a divide between the elite and the poverty stricken estates.Smile Community Centre was Founded to fill one of the opportunity niches provided by this situation.

The organization was started as a self help group by Margret Nekesa Khaemba, a mother of three who saw the need in the society for a safe haven where women and children in informal settlements could gain support, training and counseling to help them make a better life for themselves.

As time went on, we realized that formalizing the group to a community based organization will allow us to broaden programs and increase the reach of our support; hence we registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO) , with the ministry of labour, social security and services of the republic of Kenya.

Our Goal is to promote self-reliance, education and well being of marginalized children,women and youth in the informal settlements.

Would you like to volunteer at smile community centre?

You are invited to work with us as a volunteer.At smile,we love volunteers and we offer you an opportunity to volunteer for free .We do not charge you anything for volunteering.You only need to organize yourself and set aside something for your basics i.e accommodation (if you intent to stay in a hostel),food,transport and medication costs.(We can also organise for you a home stay) .

Volunteer work includes:

Counseling the children and other community members
Sitting and giving care to children
Being involved in writing proposals,documents,business records for income generating activities
Campaigning for the organization through the internet or outdoor activities
Training youth or teaching children at the children's home on weekends
Helping us in fund-raising activities

The above activities are not limited. If you have additional ideas for Smile Community Centre, you are free to tell them to us so that we can implement them. If you are interested in working for Smile as a volunteer, you can make an online application by contacting us.
Childcare / Children, Education, Sports
Skills Needed
Project managment, Counseling, Care Giving, Fundraising, Cooking, Campaigning
Accommodation NOT Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$140 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Local Transport

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Homestay, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
Margret Nekesa
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