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  • Sponsorship
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Talent Nurtures
  • Volunteer Program Fees 2015
Sponsorship

Thank you for your interest in supporting families and communities across Kenya. Dirty water remains the biggest cause of childhood mortality and death in developing countries but with your help we can deliver Aquafilter Family and Aquafilter Community to those who are in desperate need of safe drinking water in Kenya.

You can sponsor a school, a village or family by financially supporting our work. For only USD 108 you can provide safe drinking water to a home of approximately 20 people and at USD 353 you can provide safe drinking water to 300 people either in school or village.

World Change Makers

World Change Makers is a programme for all age groups whether you are a retiree, a professional or a continuing student in any field related to social and economic development of less fortunate communities in Kenya.

This programme presents a good opportunity to build your existing experience and utilize your acquired skills in various fields.

Key Features

  • Short or long term programmes
  • Flexible departure dates
  • Ability to concentrate on a specific programme objective and area of interest

Independent Home-Stay
This is a good opportunity for individual adults or groups to spend time on their own in a rural community set-up and enjoy adopting their host community life. Participants enjoy full freedom of deciding what to engage in during the entire period; you can choose to participate in any of our projects, or you can put a proposal for short or long term project ideas to us for consideration by a host community or village.

Children Program

We partner with Child Day Care Centres and Orphanages within our areas of operation to enhance the welfare of vulnerable and orphaned children. One area we work in, Bondo District, has continued to witness high rise in the number of orphans and vulnerable children. UN-HABITAT LAKE VICTORIA REGION WATER AND SANITATION PROGRAMME APPRAISAL REPORT BONDO TOWN July 2008, for example, reveals a worrying state of orphanhood in Bondo. In the age group of 5 – 9 years, 21.4% have already lost one or both parents. In the age group 10 – 14 years this figure reaches 31%! These figures were corroborated during this appraisal, when data was obtained on the number of orphans in primary schools in Bondo. These were in most cases more than 20% of all pupils.

Apart from helping with administration work within the Day Care Centres and Orphanages we collaborate with our volunteers to introduce modern children programmes which are of great benefit to the local children compared to the existing programmes.

We do not only concentrate on vulnerable and orphaned children but we consider the welfare of all children in our areas of operation. We operate in poor communities where children miss a lot in their young lives as they grow into adulthood. Hence; we work closely with our volunteers to introduce child-friendly activities that ensure that the local children grow and mature into responsible community members.

Our children projects are of short term running from one week to a few months and include organising days out for children.

Talent Nurtures

Many youth in Kenya possess a great wealth of wasted talents especially in football and music. Over many decades in the country, talent has never been given the attention it deserves and most young people cannot use their talents to change their social and economic lives.

Most young talents end up wasted leaving the majority of the youth frustrated and demoralized.

We have endless opportunities for our volunteers who are keen on sports; whether football, netball, rugby, basketball, cricket, hockey, volleyball, athletics or perhaps just a simple game of tag.

Our volunteer projects offer you the chance to work as a sports coach in rural villages football academies, schools, helping with PE lessons, organizing clubs, matches or sports days.

The common sports are football, volleyball, netball and basketball but facilities and playing grounds are not very modern in areas we work in. Schools and local community members are keen for volunteers to run clubs and school teams; and it is a great way of building friendships and identifying young talents.

We and the people we work with are very flexible and allow our volunteers to introduce new games or nurture already existing skills and talents in sports of your choice.

That is not all we have in store for you, talent is not all about sports! Is drama, music, poetry or art your area of interest? Then consider sharing your creative talents on a volunteer project with us. We offer you a lasting chance to learn and teach music, art and dance in different cultures and languages.

We operate in remote villages with limited materials thus many volunteers take some basics with them but most items can be purchased locally. Our volunteers learn local songs and dances in schools and also teach English songs and plays. Music is a big part of most traditions and cultures in Kenya.

WHY DO YOU PAY TO VOLUNTEER?

Your fees help to sustain and cater for local projects within communities we work with. Your fees directly contribute to the goals and needs of your placement. Our resources are very much limited and cannot support your costs for meals, accommodation, transportation and supervision.

VOLUNTEER FEES INCLUDE:
  • Airport Pick-up: On Arrival in Nairobi and Departure: Once you give us your flight details, we will be at the JKIA airport to pick you up and drop you at your accommodation.
  • Orientation: Including important pre-departure information as well as on-site orientation on local culture, history and customs. This is done on arrival in Nairobi.
  • Administration-Placement arrangement: All your placement arrangements and well being while volunteering is our big concern and priority and we ensure your placement is secure and safe. We provide 24 hrs Assistance and support that you may need.
  • Accommodations/Meals: We carefully select host family connecting you to the social-economic and political events in the community and country. You are provided with three meals a day and you will be flexible to intervene and assist in cooking/food preparation if you are willing to do so.
  • Transportation to the project: Volunteers are transported to and from their placement location by shared bus/shuttle regardless of destination.
  • Certificate of Completion/Participation: You will be provided with a certificate showing your participation in our projects. A recommendation letter will be drafted for you on request.
  • Farewell: Is arranged on your last day of volunteering with us either at the host family, School, or at the community as a way of appreciating your time and ability to give to the community in need. It is a day of exchanging gifts and celebration for successfully working with people you didn't know before.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUNTEER COST?
  • International Airfare
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical Bill
  • Tours and safaris
ONE TIME PROGRAM FEE FOR YEAR 2015
(This Applies To All Programs and No Application Fees Charged Separately)
  • Cost for two weeks USD 470
  • Cost for three weeks USD 580
  • Cost for one Month USD 690
  • Cost for five weeks USD 790
  • Cost for six weeks USD 845
  • Cost for seven weeks USD 1010
  • Cost for two Months USD 1120
Volunteers pay additional USD 100 for every week thereafter. To convert these prices to your local currency click here