CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

St. Michaels Day Care and Rescue Centre

Children
St. Michael Day care and Rescue Centre

Established in 2013, St. Michaels Day Care and Rescue Centre is an institution for preschool-aged children and young girls who have been rescued from the streets of Ukunda. The center takes care of about 15 children whose parents have low-income jobs or are unemployed most of whom have semi-permanent jobs. The center also supports 8 young girls who have been left homeless and abandoned by their families. 

Project Profile

Many of the parents find themselves away from their homes the entire day in the quest for food, water, and work and are not able to afford to pay house helps to take care of their children while they are at their workplaces. While they are away searching for semi-permanent jobs, the project provides a safe place for their small children by providing meals and basic education.

Since the target group is quite poor and due to the scarcity of foodstuffs, many of the children at the center find their only meal of the day there.

Location

Ukunda District, Kwale County of Kenya

Volunteering activities

  • Assist in preparation of meals and feeding of the children
  • Developing age-appropriate sports activities to promote the physical health of the children
  • Developing in and out-door extra-curricular activities to develop the creativity of the children
  • Assist in teaching children the basics of language, speaking, writing, etc

Accommodation

The volunteer will stay in a host family within the project site. The host family will provide meals.