CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
Kyale Small Home

Orientation date: 04 May 2019, 10:00am
Start and End dates: 05 - 22nd May 2019
Safari dates: 01 - 03 May 2019
Theme: Supporting the physically challenged children
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

Volunteer in the Eastern region of Kenya and work with physically handicapped children in Kyale Small Home. This is a school and a home that was created in 1994. A primary school and Catholic Church surround this home, which currently houses 20 children. These kids are boys and girls aged 10 to 19. These children have suffered accidents, handicaps from or during birth, snakebites, and polio, among other disabilities.

This home was established to cater for the challenged children in the local community. Every child is entitled to better care and upbringing. In most Kenyan societies, the physically challenged children get stigmatization from other members of the community making them feel less than human. Most people speak Kikamba as a native language. Farming is widely practiced for a living e.g. livestock poultry, small-scale farming of maize, beans, coffee, sweet potatoes, bananas, and vegetables. The Catholic Church and a primary school surround the home. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, may be seen from the home.


Makueni County

Workcamp Activities

  • Taking part in the teaching of various subjects (mathematics, language, writing)
  • Organizing extra-curricular activities
  • General maintenance and cleaning of the centre
  • Provision of guiding and counselling services to the students
  • Farm work

Accommodation and Sites of Interest

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Mt Carmel where they can engage in hiking, which is about 1 hour walk from the project site.


Volunteers posing for photo with the children