CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Kaimosi Special School

Community
Kaimosi Special School

Kaimosi Special School was founded with the aim of empowering the disabled (both mentally and physically) from their community. This, they do by giving them basic education and hope for future life as well as to make them be self-reliant and integrate them into society. The school offers skills in different classes such as Autism class, Foundation class, an intermediate class, prevocational and vocational class.

Project Profile

Kaimosi Special School was founded by missionaries of Quakers Friends Church in the year 1987 with the aim of empowering the disabled (both mentally and physically) from that community. This, they do by giving them basic education and hope for future life as well as to make them be self-reliant and integrate them into society. Currently, the School hosts about 104 disabled persons, both children and young adults whose ages range from 6 to about 32 years from different communities. Most of the beneficiaries have autism, down syndrome, epileptic, multiple handicapped and other mental challenges. The school offers skills in different classes such as Autism class, Foundation class, an intermediate class, prevocational and vocational class. The school is now a full boarding national school which is supported by the government and the Friends Quakers Church.

Location

Kaimosi, Hamisi Constituency, Vihiga County, Western Kenya.

Volunteering activities

  • Helping  in preparation of meals, serving and feeding the children
  • Helping in nursing services such as taking care of the sick and giving them medicine
  • Engaging in dressmaking and tailoring
  • Training children vocational skills such as agriculture, weaving, tailoring, carpentry and beadwork
  • Playing together with children through extracurricular activities such a sports and dance
  • Assisting with physiotherapy
  • Assisting in mobility
  • Organizing and Giving guiding and counseling sessions
  • Taking them to events outside the school such as music and sports

Accommodation

The volunteers will be accommodated in a host family, which is 15 minutes walk from the project. Breakfast and dinner shall be provided at the host family while lunch shall be served at the project. There are toilets, bath shelters, and a kitchen at the project.