CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Malia Children’s Home

Children
malia childrens home

Malia Children’s Home accommodates destitute children from all backgrounds and communities in Kenya, their mission is driven by the desire to help the less fortunate and down trodden in the Kenyan society.

The Project

Malia Children’s Home is a non-profit organization, which accommodates destitute children from all backgrounds and communities in Kenya. Driven by the desire to help the less fortunate and down trodden in the Kenyan society Mr. and Mrs. Nindi set up a home within their homestead to accommodate and shelter children in need.

In the year 2009 with the help of the clergy and the area chief, Malia Children’s Home was thus started with 5 children. Two years later, i.e. 2011, the home was registered as a charitable Children’s institution with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social development. It currently houses a total of 25 children who are between the ages of 2 years and 8 years.

The home is managed by an Executive Committee of 5 composed of the Patron, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee representative, clergy and the Area Chief. The committee meets once every month to deliberate on upcoming issues at the secretariat and also give strategic directions in line with the institutions mission and vision. The home has employed 4 staff to run this programmes: A matron, two teachers and one social worker all of whom are qualified professionals and have undergone intensive training on child care and the national child protection policy. The secretariat is also tasked with the duty of liaising with the relevant Government institutions to ensure maximum standards of child protection and care are adhered to.

Apart from children’s welfare development, Malia Children Home engages in a number of activities for purposes of self-sustainability such as dairy farming, poultry farming, and drip irrigation.

Location

The project is located in Mua Hills, Machakos County.

Volunteer Tasks

  • Farming, digging clearing of bushes in the garden within the project
  • Taking care of the cattle and helping with the dairy farming
  • Feeding and taking care of the poultry
  • Feeding program and assisting with preparation and serving of meals to the orphans

Accomodation and Food

The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner are provided in the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the Children Home.