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Saradidi Children's Center, CIVS Community Service, Rarieda, Kenya

Organization: CIVS Community Service
Contact Name: Jasper Malome
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Saradidi
Great For:
Service Area(s): Tutoring, Teaching, Social Work, Social Services, Education, Children and Youth Ministry, Arts and Humanities
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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Saradidi Children's Centre was founded by Canon Ven Joel Meshack Ajwang in May 2011 with the aim of helping orphans and vulnerable children in the community to receive the same basic needs and education as other fortunate children. Currently the school accommodates around 40 children from the surrounding community. Some of these children are orphans who get support from the school as well as from some well wishers in the community. Some of the children are being cared for by staff members of the school. Also, the Community Resource Center built by locals is used for support and fullfilment of the school-going children's and community's needs. Volunteer activities will include: - Assisting the teacher's in delivering of various lesson plans - Initiate and deliver various games, arts and crafts activities - Helping the children with homework - Promoting the routines of good hygiene among the children - Helping in guidance and counseling - possibly: help by donating books, used clothes and shoes for children The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner will all be provided by 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: 2 months and longer: 200 Euro per month The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

Benefits Offered:

  • Room & Board

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 travelling

Length of Trip

3 to 5 months

Initially Posted: 03/09/2016
Last Updated: 01/12/2017