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Magodo Children's Home, CIVS Community Service, Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: CIVS Community Service
Contact Name: Jasper Malome
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Harambee Estate
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Service Area(s): Science / Tech / Engineering / Math, Orphanage, Education, Early Education, Directly Serving People, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Children and Youth Ministry, Babysitting / Childcare / Nursery
Hourly Commitment:
8.0 per: Day
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Number of Volunteers in this
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One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position

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Magodo Children's Home was started in 1990 and registered as a community-based organization. It's main goal is to improve the lives of the less fortunate, vulnerable and destitute children in the society. It serves 500 non-residential vulnerable poor children and orphans living with their relatives in the nearby slum. It further supports the 80 residential vulnerable orphans and destitute children of Magodo Children's Home and the community at large. The Children's Home offers shelter, food, clothing, sports, medical care, rehabilitation and counseling at the Center and through house-to-house outreach programs, seminars, workshops etc. Also the complex Centre offers education ? primary school (from grade 1 to 8) as well as non-formal education i.e. vocational training, technical training, HIV/AIDS campaigns. Magodo's mission is to facilitate the provision of basic needs to vulnerable children and to further their education by supporting them spiritually, emotionally and psychologically to the best of our ability. Volunteer activities: - Taking care of the younger children as well as playing with them - Assisting in preparation and serving of meals - Feeding the young children - Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics and Social Studies - Ensuring cleanliness of the compound The volunteer will live with a host family near the project site. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner. 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: 01/09/2018