Women's Rescue Center Program in Nairobi, Kenya

Location: Kenya: Nairobi

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

Want the chance to bring joy to those women worst affected by social injustice?

This amazing program is operated in the Wangigi area of Nairobi, and is only available to female volunteers. The home caters to approximately 20-25 young women aged 12-24 years. These women are in the rescue center for various reasons including sexual assault, being sent to work too young or being found on the street.

The home offers a safe and happy place for the women to heal and develop, and aims to teach them skills to enable them to support themselves in their future. Some of the girls leave the compound for school while others are in the compound at all times for their own safety.

Volunteers can be involved in teaching lessons in general education and also life skills such as tailoring, hairdressing, gardening, cooking, cleaning etc. Volunteers can also plan fun activities for the girls to help them have an enjoyable experience. Volunteers that have training in social work or counseling can develop 1:1 or group counseling sessions to help the women to cope with their pasts.

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Qualifications

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old at the start of the placements (unless accompanied by an adult). A good command of English is required.

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

$100-300

Cost Include Description:

Includes accommodation, food, an airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Anthropology
  • Public Health
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooking
  • Counseling
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Childcare & Children
  • Culture
  • English Teaching
  • Human Rights
  • Media
  • Education
  • Refugee Relief
  • Social Work
  • Volunteer Management
  • Youth Development
Typical Volunteer
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Age Range
18-25, 25-35, 35+
This Program is open to

Australian, Canadian, European, American, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Kenya

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2009

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