CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Good Samaritan Childrens Centre

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Good Samaritan Childrens Centre

The Centre was started and registered 2004 in response to the needs of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Soweto Slum. It provides the children with food, security, shelter and education.

The Project

Soweto Slums Good Samaritan Orphans and Destitute Children's Centre is a community based organization. The Centre was started and registered 2004 in response to the needs of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Soweto Slum. The Centre started with two children who were abandoned by their parents and rescued by the area district officer officials and brought to the founder’s house. It is now of 61 children both boys and girls. These are either orphans or abandoned children.

The children have been orphaned for a multitude of reasons – although a majority are due to the HIV epidemic, poverty and unwanted pregnancies. The children’s circumstances and histories are as different as their personalities- but now they have the optimism and opportunity for a more positive future. The dedicated caregivers at Good Samaritan are working hard to provide the basics of life – shelter, security and food; however they are acutely aware that it is education which can break the cycle of poverty.

Kenya has over one million orphans and vulnerable children living in children’s homes, which are predominantly privately funded and operated, there is little government assistance. Good Samaritan founded six years ago and to date receives no stable funding. From time to time they receive donations of food items and clothing from people in the local community.

The caregivers at the orphanage are dedicated and loving, doing the best they can with the little resources they have. At the very least they are providing these children with a stable family environment. The children are between 6 months to 17 years and are all attending a formal education.

Location

Nairobi, Soweto Slums, Eastern Nairobi

Volunteer Tasks

  • Assisting in feeding of children
  • Educate children and
  • Provide guidance and counseling services
  • Playing with the children
  • Helping the children with homework

Accomodation

The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.

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