A week in the life of a volunteer – Day 5

27 February 2015

Our volunteering projects offer people the chance to get involved in daily life in a rural Kenyan community. Unlike many other volunteering schemes, our two to three week placements give you an opportunity to work on more than one project. In a series of short blogs, we describe just some of the work you could be supporting here in Kenya.

“Two weeks may not be enough time to change the world, but it is enough time to change your way of looking at it.”

We want to introduce you to some of the people you will meet when you volunteer with us.

Volunteers with Alice Tuwei

Meet Alice Tuwei, one of our facilitators on the lifeskills programme in Londiani community. Thousands of people have attended lifeskills courses and benefited from information on sexual health, HIV/AIDS and female circumcision. The course has 10 modules including nutrition, mental health and drugs & addiction. Alice is pictured with volunteers Maura and Emer who helped deliver the training in July 2014.

Kedowa Primary school

Meet the children of Kedowa Primary school, just one of the schools participating in the Healthy Schools Programme running across Londiani and Kipkelion districts. Volunteers play a big part in delivering the programme, meeting children and sharing experiences.

Simon is pictured with volunteers Eoin & Ned

Meet Simon, who works hard installing smokeless stoves in households across the District. You’ll work with him to build and install the stoves and meet families whose lives will be changed thanks to your help. Simon is pictured with volunteers Eoin & Ned who volunteered in 2014.

Go with an open mind, a flexible nature and a willingness to help. Share the experience with team mates who start out as strangers and become close friends and local people who will amaze you with their positive attitude, perseverance and ingenuity. Come home with a wealth of memories, a personally enriching experience and a whole new perspective on life.

To register for a volunteer placement in July or November 2015, click here