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Volunteer Abroad Missions Kenya Africa Makuyu Village & Mombasa Orphanage/ HIV Programs, A Broader View Volunteer Corp, Makuyu Village - Mombasa, Kenya

Organization: A Broader View Volunteer Corp
Contact Name: A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 1001 dell lane
Makuyu Village - Mombasa, Pennsylvania  19095  
Great For: Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors
Service Area(s): Social Services, Orphanage, Health and Medicine, Teaching, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
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One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


Kenya lies along the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. Kenya is bordered by Somalia and the Indian Ocean to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. The country has incredible topographical diversity, including mountains with snow-capped peaks, the Rift Valley with its scarps and volcanoes, flat desert landscapes and coral reefs and islets on the Indian Ocean coast. When most people think of Kenya, they think of world famous wilderness reserves and safari vacations but there is so much more. Kenya is home to over 50 different ethnic tribes, all with their own languages, cultures and customs. Regarded by many as the 'jewel of East Africa', Kenya also has some of Africa best beaches, scenic countryside and a sophisticated tourist infrastructure. 10% of the land is designated as national parks and reserves and the wildlife sightings are one of a kind. Like so many countries in Africa, Kenya has been hit very hard by the Aids epidemic, especially in the rural areas. Million of people are infected with the disease and children are the worst affected. Many children are left orphaned, or raised by overburdened family members, or worse, end up living in the slums of Nairobi. One dramatic impact of AIDS deaths is the decline in life expectancy. The Central Bureau of Statistics estimates that because of the large number of AIDS deaths, the actual life expectancy is 46 years old! Parentless children and aging grandparents now compose many communities, unbalancing the socio-economic structure of the region which promotes continued poverty in many areas. We have volunteer programs available in Mombasa, and in Makuyu village about 30 miles north of Nairobi. In this district, 98% of its population lives in rural areas, and subsistence agriculture is the major activity. Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, smells and tastes of Kenya. Volunteering in Kenya is a way to totally immerse yourself in East African culture. This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteer with us and see A Broader View of the World. Requirements: Program Length: From 1 to 12 weeks Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day Accommodations: Shared volunteer residence or homestay Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 17 years +, open-mindedness to new adventures.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

References from people who have done Short Term Missions with this organization before are available upon request. Submit "Send Inquiry or Apply" to receive more information.

Additional Detail

Group Travel Opportunities Family Vacation? Corporate Sponsored Project? Church Mission? All types of groups travel with A Broader View Volunteers ; families with children, professional colleagues, corporate sponsored service learning, medical missions, faculty-led school programs, church mission trips, etc Volunteer abroad with a group of your friends, colleagues, or peers makes for a gratifying and memorable experience. Embrace a new culture together and share in the experience of a lifetime. Traveling as a group on our programs offers a unique opportunity to bond together in an experience that combines travel, volunteering, and immersion in a new culture. We can arrange structured immersion programs customized for the needs of your group. Features can include home stay options, language classes, sightseeing trips, and on-site project coordinator. Your group may even be eligible for a discount on the program fee. Why not spend your next family vacation, church mission trip or company project with us? Make a lasting impact that changes lives and provides you one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Here is just a sample of some group projects: * Sea turtle and other conservation projects in Costa Rica * Spanish language immersion and volunteer program in Quito or Cuenca, Ecuador * Community development construction projects in Kampala, Uganda * Education/Teaching in a preschool and primary school in Arusha, Tanzania * Orphanage assistance in the Volta Region of rural Ghana * Medical and dental mission to community clinics in the Sacred Valley of Peru Start your group volunteering abroad today! Contact us to learn more about which country and project is best-suited for your groupÃ?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â??Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â??Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â??Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â??s size and interests. We can discuss project start dates; accommodations required and suggested day to day itinerary needs. Contact us today about volunteering as a group at volunteers@abroaderview.org or call us 1-215-780-1845 or 1-866-423-3258 (toll-free from the US or Canada).

Benefits Offered:

  • Board/Meals
  • Room & Board

This cost includes:

Our program fees include the following services: * Prompt customer service answering your call and emails. * Pre-departure orientation guide with detailed travel, safety & cultural information * Detailed fundraising guide * Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses * Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily * Airport meet and greet * First night hotel accommodation *some programs * Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency * Orientation/briefing on arrival * Placement in a volunteer project * Transportation to project site on arrival * Departure transfer * Letter of completion

Application Deadline (MM/DD/YYYY)


Length of Trip

1 to 2 months

Initially Posted: 10/10/2012
Last Updated: 04/22/2017

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