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Compassionate Hands For Disabled Foundation (CHDF), CIVS Community Service, Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: CIVS Community Service
Contact Name: Jasper Malome
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Ruai
Great For:
Service Area(s): Social Work, Social Services, Health and Medicine, Fundraising, Education, Early Education, Disabilities Ministry, Directly Serving People, Children and Youth Ministry, Adult Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
8.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position

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CHDF was started in the year 2008 in Korogocho as a centre to reach out to children with disabilities from poor families, oftenly abandoned or orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. It is a Community based organization and is serving 30 children with mental and physical disabilities. Objectives of the Foundation: - To provide basic needs like shelter, food, clothing and medication for the 30 children in the home - To offer occupational therapy for the 30 children with special needs - To create awareness on the vision and mission of compassionate hands for the disabled foundation - To initiate income-generating activities like farming, rabbit rearing and chicken keeping to promote the livelihoods of the children The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner are provided in the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project. What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc. There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 330 Euro. When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. You can get you visa at the Airport in Nairobi upon you arrival. It is also possible for you to apply for an e-Visa before your arrival via a dedicated internet portal at 'www.ecitizen.go.ke'. You can use the CIVS address as your address while in Kenya. The tourist visa for Kenya is valid for 90 days and you can renew it for another three months at the Immigration Offices in Nairobi, Mombasa or Kisumu. CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities. Fees: Up to 1 month: 250 Euro 2 months and longer: 200 Euro per month The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

This cost includes:

It covers the following services: - Airport transfers - 3-day orientation seminar - Introduction to the city - Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration - Coordination and office support The following costs are NOT included: - Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc - Cost of sightseeing - Visa costs - Direct donations to the project - Local traveling

Length of Trip

1 to 2 months

Initially Posted: 03/08/2016
Last Updated: 01/17/2018