KENYA: Slum Volunteer Project

Kenya Slum Volunteer Project
Kenya Slum Volunteer Project

Kenya has the largest urban-slum in Africa. Kenya’s two main slums Kibera and Soweto are sections of Nairobi city distinguished by poverty and dreadful living conditions. There are approximately 2.5 million slum dwellers in about 200 settlements in Nairobi representing 60% of the Nairobi population and occupying just 6% of the land.

Kibera houses about 500,000 of these people. Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa and one of the biggest in the world and Soweto not nearly as big as the world famous Kibera, is about 3 kms in length and 1 km in width and this tiny area has over 250,000 people living in it.

Go Volunteer Africa is working with our development partner in Nairobi to improve the living conditions of slum dwellers of Kibera and Soweto in Nairobi, Kenya. Go Volunteer Africa supports various community development projects like slum schools, health clinics and various community development projects through our Kenya Slum Volunteer Project.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Help with slum health clinics
  • Assist with lessons and teach English at makeshift schools in slum
  • Lead recreational programs like sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
  • Counseling and therapy programs for youth
  • Healthcare sensitization programs.

The living conditions of the slum people is extremely shocking to the most. There are no roads, sewage systems, no clean water, no schools and no hospitals.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Nairobi:  is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to “cool water”, a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 9,354,580. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Internationa Airport in Nairobi City. A member of staff from our local partner organization will meet you on arrival at Airport. The airport services numerous international carriers. Kenya has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house or host family will be your base for volunteering while living in Kenya.

PROJECT DETAILS:

Living illegally without homes, families are detached from any economic, social or educational lifeline. Go Volunteer Africa is carrying out a number of community improvement services in these two slums and we offer a range of volunteer opportunities in these two slums of Nairobi.

Volunteers can teach English, Math and organize extracurricular activities for the little slum dwellers.  This provides the opportunity for children to learn basic skills such as how to read and write or simple math. By learning elementary knowledge such as this the children are able to apply the skills to their daily lives.

Go Volunteer Africa recruits and places volunteers from various backgrounds into community service projects in these slums – whatever your skillets or your passion – we shall utilize it.  Our Kenya slum volunteer project will offer you a very meaningful rewarding life experience.

Volunteers in our slum volunteer project can teach English, give a helping hand in healthcare or share a valuable skill, you can utilize your creativity and come up with a developmental project to improve the living conditions of slum people.

The living conditions of the slum people is extremely shocking to the most. There are no roads, sewage systems, no clean water, no schools and no hospitals.

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parent/guardian
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-7 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Nairobi
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
$260
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals Daily
Airport Pickup
In-country Emergency Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop Off (Can be arranged on reuqest)
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2 Weeks
$360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country Emergency Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
Any Extra Week
$+100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport Pickup
In-country Emergency Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us