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 Family Water Filter and Water Filter 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 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.
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.
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.
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.