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A volunteer vacation is a rewarding way to make a difference in disadvantaged communities while at the same time having fun. …

A volunteer vacation is a rewarding way to make a difference in disadvantaged communities while at the same time having fun.

Please join us in our Charity Work, Volunteer vacations, the ultimate Ethical Wild Life Safaris, medical elective placements, corporate company breaks, Outreach mission trips, Educational Student &school trips. Together we can make a difference to Orphans and other vulnerable Children/widows/ women/People lives

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  • 1. http://www.lecdenkenya.com VOLUNTEERS TYPICAL ACTIVITIESChildren Program in Orphanage/Care CenterThe orphanage work program is highly challenging and rewarding, as you will be changing thelives of orphaned children who rarely receive opportunities to interact with other people. Sharelove and care for innocent, troubled, and forgotten children, offer them a profound gift..Working with orphaned children demands lots of patience, as these children’s harsh livingconditions have often alienated them from society. A volunteer’s responsibility depends on the needs of the orphanage and the skills and interests of the volunteer. Most of the orphanages aim at the provision of education opportunities to orphans; therefore, in most cases, volunteers teach basic conversation English to the children. Volunteers also help in developing creative programs such as art, music, dance, sports, etc. Additional help on day trips, sanitation, cooking, and administration might be requested.Children Feeding Program; Children at the CenterOne of the most wonderful opportunities that work in children orphanage can give you is thechance to share your love and skills with poor orphaned children. Many volunteers havedeemed the work life changing. By offering attention and love to children, you are making areal difference in the life of a young person. Whether you have a background in childcare orsimply enjoy sharing love with kids, a smile can offer something meaningful to the life of kidsdeprived of love and care.As a volunteer, you can help care for children inorphanages. Children are an integral part of allsocieties around the world and providing adequatecare for them is an important part of everyday life. Asan international volunteer this type of placementprovides an opportunity for active hands-on work aswell as a unique cultural exchange opportunity. Manyorphanages are community initiated and operated bylocal community members. Often governmentsupport and staff are minimal; therefore theinstitutions are not provided with the necessaryresources to optimize the children care. The orphanages rely upon volunteers to support theirlong-term sustainable initiatives through simple tasks and creative energy. Sharing your timewith the children, you will be offering them the family love which they have not been privilegedwith, you will be presenting to them a reason to live as normal as you and us.
  • 2. You may be assisting with daily routines helping cook and feed the children, playing withthem, and devising games for their leisure after school and on weekends. Through all that youdo, the individual attention and love that you give the children will last in their memories for alifetime. The single most important factor in the development of young children is relationshipswith caring adults. Whether you have a background in childcare or simply enjoy caring foryoung children, a smile or hug can be a meaningful and long-term contribution.In addition, the dialogue and interaction with local staff provides a rare opportunity for you toshare ideas with them and build morale. The most important attributes needed for theseplacements are an open heart and a love for spending time with children. In some placementsyou will quickly pick up on the daily routine while in others you may need to be more creativein coming up with ideas.Description – Kenya Voluntary and Community Development ProjectActivity/TourThe initiation for orphan’s children program grew out as a result of an increase in the numberof orphans in the villages the pathetic living condition due to lack of support once they loosetheir parents. The organization therefore identified, as a priority to start a child care programcenter to cater for the orphans and the vulnerable children from the 3 yrs to 12 yrs.Supporting these children has been a great challenge and volunteers have lent an upper handwith the aim of creating opportunities where unprivileged children can have equal opportunityto grow.Most of the time volunteers will be teaching English and assisting the kids with creativeactivities such as painting, drawing and dancing.In addition to this, volunteers help in the kitchen preparing meals, and washing dishes andclothes.volunteers story telling skills will be put to good use inspiring and motivating the children. Incollaboration with other local partners, together in one spirit, and with your kind assistance, letus revive their hope by providing a healthy environment for a meaningful future life.Your program begins upon arrival in Nairobi with a comprehensive orientation facilitated byour volunteer coordinator briefing volunteers a head of their participation to prepare them forany anticipated challenges. But if you decided to go directly to the placement, your orientationwill be done at the placement by our supervisor with the help of other experts at the hostcommunity level.Age range, type of groupfamily, couples, singles, youth and groupsPolicies & RestrictionsMust be 18 yrs and over*have a positive attitude*Be ready to adopt the living conditions in the village*English speakingVolunteer’s responsibilities•Helping the children in conversational English and assignments.•Supervise the children to clean up and dress up.
  • 3. •Supervise their studies and assignments.•Share their food; sit by them to see them eat.•Prepare them for schools, check their dresses.•Design, teach, organize and play games (educational and environmental).Program Objectives•To offer support, care and family for the orphans and vulnerable.•To develop their mental and moral sense of belonging and responsibility.•To create a platform for volunteers mentor the children and offer them cross culturalexposure.Program Duration and Dates.Program is opened to volunteers all year round. Volunteers can spend from two weeksonwards on the program.Airport Pick up/OrientationVolunteers will be picked up from the airport and transferred to their places of stay uponarrival. The pre-departure information to the placement and program is done to offervolunteers a clear picture and sensitivities of the people in the community of work. Orientationis at the placement including basic local language, syllabus and how to go about things in thecommunity in terms of transport, food, water, socialization, etc.Who can volunteer in children program in orphanages? Anybody can volunteer in this programas long as you are 18 years or more. It is regardless of your profession, skill or experience.You can volunteer as a team or an individual. You should understand that you will not doanything that may stigmatize any of the people you meet in the course of your work. You needto have an open mind and a willing heart.How will a volunteer see his/her contribution after the program?•You will see how valuable your love has been shared among the children.•You will realize how important the knowledge you have about care or recreation, no matterhow little, has been in the creation of joy and hope for many young ones.•Your contribution to the development of the children will be well counted years to come.How will you benefit from volunteering in this program?•You would discover more of yourself.•You would have gotten for yourself more love.•Your experience and understanding for children will grow.•It shall be a great holiday break in an environment of pure love.APPLY IT NOW HERE…….Apply for this program……HIV/AIDS ProgramDue to poverty syndrome that has escalated the nation, people often avoid attending healthfacilities because they don’t have something to pay from their own pockets and because of
  • 4. this reason, most of the people encounter premature death as a result of depression andinability to take care of themselves.The impact of HIV/AIDS is deepening and getting worse as the economy continues todeteroriate. The need for action to effectively control, manage, provide support for thoseaffected by the disease and prevent its further spread is urgent.This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers to care for people with HIV/AIDS. Volunteerswork at special clinics for HIV/AIDS patients providing care and support and directly with localcommunity based organization providing support, counseling and programs for thoseunfortunate enough to be infected. As a volunteer you can help the casualties suffering fromopportunistic diseases to reverse the quality of life in many communities. There is a lot tolearn and experience working on these projects. Most of the persons living with HIV/AIDSreceive care from the relatives mostly children of the patients at their own homes. We all ashuman beings have responsibilities for one another.Volunteer’s responsibilities•You offer care and support for HIV/AIDS infected and affected children and people.•Volunteer’s intervention is required and very welcomed to help care for the patients who haveoften been left out of the social circle due to their condition.•Engage in educational and training activities meant to increase awareness and stop theepidemic of HIV/AIDS in the Kenyan communities.•Assist in vocational training for the HIV infected persons who have either lost their jobs orunemployed•Home and school visitation for the children who are rendered Orphans or vulnerable due tothe direct and indirect effect of the HIV/AIDS on them.•Other activities set out by the community based organization shall be among yourresponsibilitiesOrganizations who work on the HIV/AIDS problem have established different communityoutreach programs such as hospital care, recreational and educational programs, voluntarycounseling and testing, and educational seminars and conferences on the virus within thelocal community.Program Objectives.•To offer education, sensitization, care and support for affected and infected people.•To offer a peer education, educational campaign and awareness for the youth on thepreventive measures and dangers of the disease.•To expand the volunteer’s knowledge on the dangers and socio-economic problemsassociated with HIV/AIDS so there can be an increasing global action and awareness.•To promote greater community residents participatory role and the sense of responsibility fordevelopment projects to boost maintenance and sustainability of such projects.•To promote friendliness between volunteers’ community and that of the beneficiarycommunities.•To offer volunteers deeper understanding and experience of other cultures and economies.Program Duration and Dates
  • 5. The HIV/AIDS Program is opened to volunteers all year round. Volunteers can spend aminimum of two weeks to one year on the program.Airport Pick up/OrientationVolunteers will be picked up from the airport and transferred to their places of stay uponarrival. The pre-departure information to the placement and program is done to offervolunteers a clear picture and sensitivities of the people in the community of work. Orientationis at the placement including basic local language, syllabus and how to go about things in thecommunity in terms of transport, food, water, socialization, etc.Who can volunteer in HIV/AIDS Program?This program is open to anyone who wants to share their love, time and compassion with theHIV/AIDS patients. There are no specific qualifications required, however you shouldunderstand that you will not do anything that may stigmatize any of the people you meet in thecourse of your work. You need to have an open mind and a willing heart.How can a volunteer instantly identify his contributions after participation?•Life will be better for those infected with HIV/AIDS as you attend to them with love and carethey do not get from their family and friends, by this you will see yourself become a friend tosomeone few people understand and smile with.•Family and friends shall gain a better understanding of the disease or problem and what isrequired of them for the affected person.•Tears will be shed during your departure by those you are leaving behind having developed apassion and such a great joy felt by the affected persons during your participation and yourwork, love and commitment. Such a great love you have brought to someone in need.•There will be a greater awareness of the disease or problems in the work community,especially among the students and youth to be approached with educational programs.How will you benefit from volunteering in this program?•You will be proud of yourself for positively affecting someone’s life in your own means tochange.•You will discover more about yourself to and what you are capable of doing on your ownwhich will definitely help you in making many vital decisions like your future career etc.•You will experience a true and pure culture of a different kind in different communities.•You will enhance on your knowledge on life, society, care the HIV/AIDS disease and its effecton people.•It shall be such a great adventure and experience of a life time.•Opportunity to make friends with people from different background.•An opportunity to acquire knowledge for educating your peers back home about the disease.APPLY IT NOW HERE…….Apply for this program……Teaching in Local Schools
  • 6. We have a variety of programs that educate both children and youth in various capacities.Access to education changes life of Kenya children and it allows them to break the viciouscycle of poverty they would otherwise be destined for. Through education they can gainvaluable skills that can further also in development of the community and themselves.Volunteers teach in public schools in a variety of subjects areas e.g. science, math andEnglish. Volunteers must be native English speakers, have a good command in oral andspoken English, be flexible, patient and passion and love for teaching and cross culturalexperience.This is a very good opportunity for volunteer internswith an educational background to gain someexperience in their desired profession. These schoolsare in the remote villages and urban areasexperiencing shortage of qualified teachers who areunable to handle the overwhelming number ofstudents in a single class. This has called for a greatneed of volunteers who can speak and write Englishto assist these communities.Volunteers shall teach Basic English science andmathematics, others may include sex and reproductive education, Socio-economical andpsychological empowerment, games and physical education. No qualifications are needed tobe a volunteer teacher. If you can read and write and is 18 years and over, you are qualified tovolunteer as a teacher.Volunteers will handle students with the age between 10-15 years in primary schools andstudents between 15 to 18 years in secondary schools depending on the class. The role of thevolunteer goes far beyond assisting teaching. Children are attracted to school by the presenceof volunteers and your presence also is a proven moral booster for parents and the limitedteachers as well as a great inspiration for students.Volunteer’s responsibilities•Prepare lesson notes.•Organize learning materials.•Develop a teaching method.•Teach classes through lecturing, discussions and demonstration.•Discuss output and methods with fellow teachers and supervisor.•Access the performance of the students through work assignments etc.•Organize recreational games with students.Program objectives• First to help us encourage the children to come to school, keep them in the classrooms andhave the interest in learning.•To compliment the effort of the teachers to offer proper education to all to fight poverty, crimeand dependency within the community.•To help the deprived acquire better and competitive education to pursue further studies andjobs.
  • 7. •To enable the Organization identify brilliant but needy students in such communities throughthe reports of volunteers and help offer scholarships for further studies.•To encourage the children and their parents to love school. Due to the lack of teachers,students’ performance has been nothing to help them pursue further studies or some otherjobs. After the primary education, they end up in the same old form of sustenance so theparents and even the youth see school attendance as a waste of time and choose to drop out.By offering volunteers into these communities, lack of teachers will be managed whiles qualityeducation shall be offered these children.•To promote culture exchange that will take place between the volunteers and the residents ofthe communities/villages in which differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds and needs arefostered and valued, and where those with diverse backgrounds and experiences are able toparticipate and contribute towards development.•To create inter relationship between volunteers and that of the communities deprived but richin culture.•To offer the volunteer an opportunity to make a positive contribution into the lives of adisadvantaged to satisfy his/her social conscience.•To enable KVCDP receive proper problem assessment of the villages/communities to furtherenable us direct the right programs into the communities.Program Duration and Dates.The teaching Program is opened to volunteers all year round except in the months of April,August and December when the schools remain closed for holidays. Volunteers can spend aminimum of two weeks to one year on the program.Airport Pick up/Orientation.Volunteers will be picked up from the airport and transferred to their places of stay uponarrival. The pre-departure information to the placement and program is done to offervolunteers a clear picture and sensitivities of the people in the community of work. Orientationis at the placement including basic local language, syllabus and how to go about things in thecommunity in terms of transport, food, water, socialization, etc.Who can volunteer in Teaching Program in Kenya?A volunteer in this program can be anyone at the age of 18 years and above regardless ofyour profession, skill or experience. All you need is the will to contribute to the lives of thesecommunities. We accept group volunteers or an individual. Not only is your participation onyour project of great help to the local communities, but so is the boost to the local economythat volunteers creates while they are visiting.Volunteer benefits.•You will be proud of yourself for positively affecting someone’s life in your own means tochange.•You will discover more about yourself to and what you are capable of doing on your ownwhich will definitely help you in making many vital decisions like your future career etc.•You will experience a true and pure culture of a different kind.•You will enhance on your knowledge on life, society, politics and problem solving skills andapproach.•It shall be such a great adventure and experience of a life time.•Opportunity to make friends with people from different background.
  • 8. APPLY IT NOW HERE …….Apply for this program…… Football Coaching in Kenya.In addition to the obvious physical and mental benefits that regular exercise provides, thereare many inherit life-skills to be learned, such as the importance of team-work, communicationand discipline. As volunteers participate on sports projects, it is a way for Lecden-Kenya topromote peace, unity and development and also to harness the potential in many youngchildren to take to professional football as a career.Volunteers will help in developing passion for sports such as football, basketball, volleyballetc. among school and community kids. Volunteers will also assists in coaching training drills,coordinating skills, and organizing competitions among sports men and women. This projectinvolve placement at a local school or with a local football club.Volunteers will help in developing passion in sports like football, basketball, volleyball etcamong school and community kids. Volunteers will assists in training drills, coordinating skillsand organizing competitions among sports men and women.PROJECT DURATION: Always open all year round and can spend a minimum of 2 weeks.ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:Typically volunteers are accommodated with a host family. Basically, there are three meals aday which are mostly breakfast, lunch and dinner but in some exceptions you could beprovided with just two meals a day depending on your project locations so please we adviceprospective volunteers make provision for the exceptions.WHAT YOU CAN BRING TO SUPPORT.Set of jerseys, keepers gloves, footballs, boots, whistles and other sporting staff.APPLY IT NOW HERE…….Apply for this program…… Environmental Conservation It is from here that we get our food, clean water, herbs, medicines and raw materials. In this program, we try to bring an end to the habit of misusing this natural capital but instead renew it and even make it better than we found it. It is this practice that will lead to maintenance of global biodiversity, fruitful productivity and steady resilience of ecological systems. Volunteer’s responsibilitiesVolunteers work on a wide variety of activities,:-•Help to plant trees in areas where deforestation has been the order of the day
  • 9. •Teaching environmental awareness to planting trees within the community•Encourage establishment of tree nurseries, Soil cover e.g. grass, shrubs on fallow parcelsand building a gabion to curb erosion, use of conventional insecticides and herbicides that areenvironment friendly, and Flower gardening to make our homes and the environment beautifuland a place worth residing.Program Objectives•Create a habitat for our wildlife•To bring back life to our environment by making it healthy and naturalProgram Duration.•Program is opened to volunteers all year round. Volunteers can spend from two weeksonwards on the program.Who can volunteer? Anybody can volunteer in this program as long as you are 18 years ormore. It is regardless of your profession, however, specialized skills and expertise will be usedaccordingly.Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple livingconditions, be flexible and patient.Volunteer Benefits•You would discover more of yourself and be happy to bring back life to nature•You would have gotten for yourself more experience and how capable you are to work sohard.•Your experience and understanding for environmental issues would be even moreAPPLY IT NOW HERE…….Apply for this program……VolunTravel in Kenya.Volunteers can either spend 1-12 weeks on any one of the projects or combine it with theirsafari travel. We ensure that volunteers involved enjoy a totally unique experience all yearround not just summer. The programs includes teaching in remote rural primary andsecondary schools, work in Kenyan children orphanages giving hope to the needy children,environmental conservation, working as community health worker in hospital, assisting inadministrative work and many more as per the interest of volunteers.Travel in Kenya-Location: Varies-Start & Duration: Volunteers can begin our placements based on their choice program dates.Qualifications: 18+ years, Volunteers participating in the health care must have appropriatetraining and certification (to be presented duringplacement)Languages: English speaking
  • 10. Experience Required: None Participants: Open to worldwide participants both individual and group volunteers. Living arrangements: Home stays and others. Post program service: include debriefing and certificate of completion. Volunteers are given the opportunity to choose a volunTravel package of their interest from the options given below:- …….Apply for this program……Volunteer work expectationVolunteers are expected to work a minimum of 4 to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week fromMonday to Saturday. Sundays are days off. Volunteers are able to work beyond thisminimum commitment.It is vital that you are flexible and willing to adapt to situations as they arise. You cannotpredict what each day may bring. We also ask that you are prepared to follow any rulesset by us or our partners to ensure continuity of the program. New initiatives you maywish to set up at your project should be discussed with VICDA and your project directorsupervisor before implementation to ensure that what you set up is appropriate for theproject.AccommodationVolunteers in the Teaching, Medical/Health and HIV/AIDS program will beaccommodated in a homestay situation. While volunteers in the Childrens program maybe accommodated in either a homestay, volunteer dormitory, or at the Childrens Homethey are working in.Accommodation at homestays is with everyday members of the community who haveinvited international volunteers into their homes. Each host situation is different in termsof the number and make-up of people living in the house, their personal circumstances,style of accommodation, and their expectation of you as a guest in their home.Volunteer dormitory accommodation is where volunteers live together in a house locatednear their placement and are cared for by househelp.Accommodation at a Childrens Home is located onsite and provides the volunteer withseparate sleeping quarters from the children. Volunteers are cared for by the Homesstaff.Accommodation providers have been selected to ensure volunteer well-being andcomfort, to maintain safety and security, and to give an insight into Kenyan life. Take the
  • 11. opportunity to get to know those at your accommodation. You have a unique opportunityto learn a different way of living and culture. Make the most of it!What you can expectVolunteers can expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers. Bedding, suchas sheets, blankets, pillows, is provided however volunteers will need to supply their ownmosquito nets. Mosquito nets cost less than US$10 and can be purchased in Nairobi onday two of Orientation.Living is basic, but comfortable. In urban areas accommodation is modern relative torural areas. Houses will generally have electricity, running water, hot water and flushingtoilets. Internet, telephone, ATMs, supermarkets, and restaurants are an easy traveldistance from accommodation. Public transport is readily accessible and just a shortwalk from most urban accommodation sites.In contrast, rural accommodation may not have electricity or running water. Common toall houses are bucket baths, squat toilets and boiled hot water. Internet, bank or ATMs,supermarkets, and restaurants are located in the nearest town which will require publictransport to get to. Public transport is available but will normally require volunteers towalk a distance to get to.Both urban and rural accommodation will not have telephones. For this reason it isrecommended volunteers buy a local mobile phone to keep in contact with family andfriends at home, other volunteers and program staff. Volunteers will have an opportunityto buy a mobile phone on day two of Orientation and the cost is upwards of US$30.Remember to keep an eye on international calling charges.MealsVolunteers will be served two meals per day: breakfast and dinner. While meals willdiffer from accommodation to accommodation, volunteers can expect the style of foodserved to be in keeping with the traditional Kenyan diet. An example of the types of mealsserved:Breakfast: bread with jam, fruit, and chai tea.Dinner: a typical dinner includes three dishes of the following: beans, rice, potatoes,meat, spinach, cabbage, mixed vegetables, or chapatti.Please note that snack food is not provided as part of the meals supplied at youraccommodation.As you can see the Kenyan diet is made up of mostly carbohydrate dishes and meatserved at most one to two times a week. For most, this will be a new way of eating andyou may like to consider supplementing your diet with vitamins and perhaps purchasing
  • 12. food from a local market or supermarket. If your diet differs from the foods listed above,let your accommodation provider know so not to cause any confusion about your eatinghabits.WaterAs it is not advisable to drink tap water we recommend that you purchase bottled water.This is widely available in Kenya and you can expect to pay about US$10 per week. Thiswould provide you with 2 liters of water per day. Be sure to check that the seals are notbroken.Boiled water is another good option for safe drinking water. The Center for DiseaseControl and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/travel/contentWaterTreatment.aspx)recommends boiling water as the best method for making water safe to drink. Boilingwater as recommended will kill bacterial, parasitic, and viral causes of diarrhea.Directions for boiling water: boil water vigorously for 1 minute and allow it to cool toroom temperature (do not add ice).Where to buy? What you can buy?Kenya has a large number of outlets where food is sold, ranging from small outdoormarkets to large supermarkets, and roadside eateries to world famous restaurants.Prices vary greatly. You can expect to pay what you would in your own country whenbuying food from a supermarket or eating at a restaurant, while small markets androadside eateries offer a much cheaper price option.TransportYour transport from your arrival location to the volunteer accommodation, and duringOrientation is covered by the program fee. Once Orientation is complete volunteers aretransferred to their program locations. Volunteers, in most cases, will be accommodateda reasonable walking distance from their project location and will be able to walk towork each day. For those who are accommodated outside of a reasonable walkingdistance and when public transport is available, money for transport will be provided.Note: any transport money provided in this instance is at the discretion of VICDA.Transport on departure from the program is not covered by the program fee. Volunteerswill need to organise and pay for their own transport when leaving the program.Getting around KenyaKenya has about 250 airports and airstrips (of vastly varying quality) and plenty ofairlines connecting Nairobi with Mombasa, Kisumu, Nanyuki, Malindi, Lamu and thenational parks/reserves of Amboseli, Masai Mara and Samburu. Flying around Kenyaand its neighboring countries is a relatively safe way to cover a lot of ground.
  • 13. Traveling by train between Nairobi and Mombasa is also a popular form of transport.Kenya has a good network of regular buses, matatus (usually minibuses), shared-taxisand private taxis which will get you where you need to go; from home to the closest townor the neighboring country. To reduce any safety risks, only travel with recommendedbus companies and taxi drivers and never travel by matatu at night. Cycling is best donein rural areas due to the chaotic traffic on the main roads, but the distances betweentowns and the poor condition of roads needs to be kept in mind.CommunicationKeeping in touch by post, telephone and email is generally easy, but sometimes notreliable.TelephoneKenyas telephone system is improving but the network is limited to main towns and oftenbreaks down in times of heavy usage or bad weather conditions.Volunteer accommodations do not have telephones, but phone booths are usually locatedin the cities. Most Kenyans however, rely on mobile phones to keep in contact with theoutside world. For this reason we recommend volunteers buy a local mobile phone tokeep in contact with family and friends at home, other volunteers and program staff.(Volunteers will have an opportunity to buy a mobile phone on day two of Orientationand cost upwards of US$30. Remember to keep an eye on international calling charges.)Internet ServicesIT has picked up rapidly in Kenya. Internet cafes are available in the main towns andyou can expect to pay around US$1 for an hour of internet use. The internet is slow but itis a much cheaper option for keeping in touch with family and friends at home thantelephone.PostThere are several post offices in Kenya scattered around the country. The post, onaverage, takes a few days to Europe and around ten days to North America, Australiaand New Zealand; times from these places to Kenya are slightly longer. It is a good ideato keep copies of letters or photo disks just incase they get lost in the post and werecommend not sending valuables just in case they go missing also.ElectricityElectricity runs in cities and towns but not in extremely rural areas. Power cuts dooccur, so a power surge protector for sensitive equipment and a torch and or head lamp
  • 14. are good ideas. Kenyas electrical system is characterized by 240 volts AC, 50Hz with arectangular blade 3 pin plug (http://kropla.com/!g.htm).Free TimeVolunteers are free to do as they please during down time. For most, free time will be onweekends, public holidays and after volunteer duties are done for the day.You can use free time to prepare for any future work or activities you may wish to plan.Some volunteers choose to help in other programs when they have free time. You maylike to meet up with other volunteers during your free time to swap ideas or simply spendtime with them. You may also like to visit local sights of interest.If you are considering traveling around Kenya and neighboring countries we recommendyou take the necessary safety precautions and the advice of our partner organisation andtrusted locals. If you would like to discover Kenya by joining a safari you may like toconsult our partner who can put you in touch with providers of safari packages atcompetitive rates. Organizing a safari can be done while in Kenya.Number of VolunteersThe Kenya program usually has between 30 and 80 volunteers per month, but thenumber of volunteers varies depending on the season. Generally you are placed withone to three other volunteers at your project.