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International volunteer projects in kenya
International volunteer projects in kenya
International volunteer projects in kenya
International volunteer projects in kenya
International volunteer projects in kenya
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International volunteer projects in kenya
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nternational Volunteer Projects in Kenya
International Volunteer Workcamps

Volunteers will be involved in different activities including construction and fencing work at in schools, discussions on HIV/AIDS, awareness activities on socio-economic challenges and visits to community projects.

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Steve
info@lecdenkenya.com
http://www.lecdenkenya.com

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  • 1. International Volunteer Projects in KenyaInternational Volunteer WorkcampsVolunteers will be involved in different activities including construction and fencingwork at in schools, discussions on HIV/AIDS, awareness activities on socio-economicchallenges and visits to community projects.General InfoVolunteers will be involved in different activities including construction and fencingwork at in schools, discussions on HIV/AIDS, awareness activities on socio-economicchallenges and visits to community projects.What are International Volunteer Projects?International Volunteer Projects bring together individuals from around the world toparticipate in two to four week projects. Volunteers work as part of an international teamto support community-based initiatives that would not be possible without their help.What types of project are there?Over 1000 projects take place every year so there is a wide range of options to choosefrom. Generally projects fall into the following categories: environmental; construction;renovation; archaeology; agriculture; working with children or youth; social work;working with people with special needs; arts or culture; festival work; and teaching.“A fantastic chance to create international links, discover hidden parts of the world,make lasting friendships and help a community do something really worthwhile”. KateBisson, environmental project, Serbia.
  • 2. Why do an international volunteer project?To experience different cultures, ideas and beliefs and also share your own…to workalongside local people in local communities, thus gaining a real insight into theircountry, cultures and traditions…to learn new skills and broaden your horizons…to meetnew people and explore new places…to be part of a global movement working towardsequality and peace between all people…to make a difference even when you only have ashort amount of time to spare.Education Programmes / Language Projects / Orphanage Work / Art / Drama /Music / Care Work / Charity / Community Projects / Conservation ProjectsProjects last on average 2-4 weeksVolunteering Projects in KenyaYou can become involved in helping to develop communities in Kenya. With such avariety of projects this program has something to suit everyone.You have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of under-privileged childrenand adults by providing education and counseling in schools and orphanages, HIVeducation, and medical care.Whilst sharing your knowledge and compassion with the local people, you will have achance to make a personal contribution and connection to the people of Kenya.The ProjectsVolunteers will be placed in program locations in the suburbs surrounding Nairobi,including Kiambiu slum in Buru buru phase one, Kibera SlumMedical/HealthMalaria, typhoid, pneumonia, and tetanus are treatable diseases, yet many still die inKenya as a result of not receiving proper medical care. Government-run hospitals andmedical clinics are ill-equipped to handle the volume of people in need of care.As a medically qualified volunteer you can help by sharing your medical skills andworking alongside local staff to provide those in need with basic medical care.Volunteers have the opportunity to work in the areas of general medical practice,maternal health, minor surgery, and laboratory work. This role is suitable for self-directed, caring people who are medically qualified.Apply NowTeaching
  • 3. Quality education for both boys and girls is crucial in reducing poverty and promotinggender equality. Schools in Kenya are currently struggling with overcrowded classes anda lack of skilled teachers.As a volunteer you will help to empower girls and boys by giving them the skills theyneed to overcome poverty and to make their voice heard. We have opportunities forvolunteers to assist with teaching at preschool, primary, and secondary levels. Theremay also be opportunities to teach at the IDP camps.At primary and secondary levels, volunteer teachers can teach core subjects, such asEnglish, mathematics, science, social sciences, and can initiate extra-curricularactivities.Volunteer preschool teachers will teach basic English skills and carry out basicchildcare duties.This role is suitable for a caring, motivated, and self-directed person. A teachingqualification is not required (except for secondary teaching) but volunteers need to beconfident in the above subjects and preferably have or be studying towards a universitydegree.Apply NowHIV/AIDSKenya has been hit hard by the HIV/AIDS epidemic with approximately 1.25 millionadults and over 100,000 children infected. The aim of the HIV/AIDS program is todecrease the spread of HIV through raising awareness and education, increasing accessto homecare, and providing emotional support to those affected by HIV/AIDS within thecommunity.
  • 4. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a community HIV/AIDS organization to assistwith homecare visits to HIV positive people, and educate and counsel community andschool groups and individuals.This role is suitable for a caring, motivated, and self-directed person. Medical training isnot necessary for all aspects of the program, but a background in HIV/AIDS and basichealth care is required.Apply NowMaasailand TeachingThe Maasai have largely managed to remain outside of mainstream African culture andmaintain their traditional ways, although this becomes more challenging each year. Forthis reason Maasai are increasingly seeking the opportunities African society has tooffer. With little government support Maasai struggle to find teachers and medicalprofessionals to work in their schools and medical clinics.Teaching Program: It is estimated that less than half of all Maasai children attendschools, so teaching volunteers are urgently needed to help reverse this trend. Volunteers
  • 5. have the opportunity to educate children at primary school level. Subjects taught includeEnglish, mathematics, science, and social studies. Volunteers are also encouraged toinitiate extra-curricular activities.Apply NowIDP Outreach and EducationThis program is currently not accepting any new applications. The post election violencethat occurred in Kenya in 2007 left between 180,000 and 250,000 people internallydisplaced. Thousands of people fled their homes and found temporary refuge in publicsports and show grounds across the country, the refuge sites developed into InternallyDisplaced Person (IDP) Camps. In May 2008 the government provided compensation toeach family with the aim of IDP’s returning to their land. Most IDP’s felt unsafe anddecided to combine their compensation and purchase land together. The IDP’s now livein different areas within the Rift Valley region, many still in tents with very limited accessto basic necessities such as food and education. Volunteers will work in the IDP campsoffering help to children, youth, and adults. Volunteers are expected to work in the areathat best suits their qualifications: Volunteers are needed to conduct classes andeducational sessions for the community. Classes will vary from primary school to adultlevel. Subjects range across a broad spectrum and could include; English, maths,science, physical education, creative art, health and hygiene, sexual health, HIVawareness, and environmental issues. Due to lack of jobs the communities are looking atways to generate income. Volunteers with experience will be able toassist groups with existing income generating activities (IGA) or by setting up a new IGAproject such as tailoring, bead making, or mushroom growing. Community projects lackfunding, if you intend to initiate a project then you will need to fundraise to support youridea. As a volunteer you will discuss your work plan with the camp committee afterorientation. You will not have a day-to-day structured plan, as a lot will be dependant onwhat skills and initiatives you can bring to the camp. Work will be self-directed andrequire you to be flexible and take initiative in most instances. This role is suitable for amature, caring, motivated, and self-directed person who has life experience and a desireto help.
  • 6. Apply NowIDP MedicalThis program is currently not accepting any new applications. The post election violencethat occurred in Kenya in 2007 left between 180,000 and 250,000 people internallydisplaced. Thousands of people fled their homes and found temporary refuge in publicsports and show grounds across the country, the refuge sites developed into InternallyDisplaced Person (IDP) Camps. In May 2008 the government provided compensation toeach family with the aim of IDP’s returning to their land. Most IDP’s felt unsafe anddecided to combine their compensation and purchase land together. The IDP’s now livein different areas within the Rift Valley region, many still in tents with very limited accessto basic necessities such as food and education. Volunteers will work in the IDP campsoffering help to children, youth, and adults. Volunteers are expected to work in the areathat best suits their qualifications: In some IDP Camps there may be a small clinic whichservices the camp residents. Volunteers will be working together with the local nurse,carrying out basic medical procedures such as writing prescriptions, giving outmedicine, and attending to the patients. As a volunteer you can help by sharing yourmedical skills to provide those in need with basic medical care. This role is suitable forself-directed, caring people who are medically qualified. Please note that this may notalways be a full-time role and volunteers may be required to participate in the Outreachand Education program in addition.Apply NowChildrenYou have the opportunity to help children in need. Children who have lost their parentsto HIV/AIDS, children who have been abused by their parents and children whoseparents are not able to provide for them. These kids need love, attention, life skills, andeducation so they can have successful futures free from poverty and filled with the sameopportunities as others.
  • 7. As a volunteer you will be a mentor by becoming a big brother or sister to kids in achildren’s home. You will work alongside local staff to help with classroom teaching andhomework help, childcare, and the daily operational running of the home. Volunteers arealso encouraged to initiate their own work by organizing arts and crafts, music, dance,games, sports activities, and day trips for the children.This role is suitable for a caring, motivated, and self-directed person who has a love forchildren and has childcare experience.Apply NowMaasailand MedicalThe Maasai have largely managed to remain outside of mainstream African culture andmaintain their traditional ways, although this becomes more challenging each year. Forthis reason Maasai are increasingly seeking the opportunities African society has tooffer. With little government support Maasai struggle to find teachers and medicalprofessionals to work in their schools and medical clinics.Medical Program: Medically qualified volunteers are needed to work in communityclinics to increase access to basic healthcare and promote health education in the localcommunity.Apply Now
  • 8. Volunteer abroad, volunteer in Kenya volunteer opportunities volunteer Africa, kenyavolunteering programs, gap year kenya voluntary workLecden-Kenya Eco-Volunteers is a leading kenya volunteer abroad organizationdealing in international volunteer abroad placements in Kenya. We offer a variety ofkenya volunteering programs which include: Community development and health,Teaching, Summercamp Volunteering in kenya, Gap year kenya voluntary work,Environmental sustainability & rehabilitation programs, Eco-tours & Safaris aroundKenya, Adventure and Sports, Orphanages and Children homes programs, specialneed schools.We provide comprehensive fun-filled, thrilling & remorselessly uniqueexperiences to volunteers & travelers through the ability to synergize volunteering withadventure which provides a platform for you to mix volunteering with a bit fun like,game-drives, safaris, camping etc You name it and we make your excursionmemorable and wow don’t forget about the clash-tourism program; where we link solo& group volunteers/ travelers with others from different nationalities…. We also boastof having experienced Program Directors thus giving us an extra-edge in the industry.Our Volunteer Program is an immersion program customized for individual travelers,students, professionals, families, groups, or anyone with the desire to serve in localcommunities in Kenya. The timetable you travel, your village destination, and theprojects you may be involved with are all aimed to improve volunteer skills andinterests, cultural and social interactions as a global village and the community’sneeds.
  • 9. The program is collaboration between The Mara Link and local community-basedorganizations in under-privileged local communities. We are committed to meeting theneeds of our partner communities, and to placing volunteers in programs that providesafe, interesting and fun experiences and internships.Please join us in our Charity Work, Volunteer vacations, the ultimate Ethical WildLife Safaris, medical elective placements, corporate company breaks, Outreachmission trips, Volunteer africa, volunteer nairobi kenya, volunteer in an orphanage,volunteer teaching kenya , volunteer teaching africa, volunteeer HIV/AIDS awarenessprojects in Kenya, volunteer in old age Homes, volunteer, volunteer abroad, volunteeroverseas, volunteer placement, medical internships, veterinary internship africa,kenya, medical internship, dental internship, internship in kenya, internship in AfricaEducational Student &school trips. Together we can make a difference to Orphansand other vulnerable Children/widows/ women/People livessee our chip in widget, http://lecdenkenya.chipin.com/lecden-kenya-a-non-profit-for-the-less-fortunate-kidsRegardsSteveinfo@lecdenkenya.comhttp://www.lecdenkenya.com

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