Kaimosi Special School
About Kaimosi Special School
Supporting people with Disabilities
Kaimosi Special School was founded by missionaries from Quakers Friends church in the year 1987 with an aim of empowering disabled people (both mentally and physically) from the communities. The project also was to give them basic education and hope for future life as well as to make them be self-reliant and integrate them into society.
- Support people with disabilities
- Free time on the weekend to discover Kenya
- CIVS organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya
- Affordable fees which include airport pick up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 support
Kaimosi Special School currently 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.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.
The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.
It covers the following services:
- Airport transfers (Arrival and Departure)
- 3-day orientation seminar
- Introduction to the city
- Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration
- Coordination and office support
The following costs are NOT included:
- Visa costs and ticket flight
- Local travelling: from the office to the project
- Direct donations to the project
- Cost of sightseeing
- Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc.
All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction.
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.
Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc
During weekends, volunteers can visit :
- Lake Victoria,
- Kisumu Museum,
- the Equator line
- Kisumu city
CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding.
The cost of a 3-days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros by Tour van and 480 Euros by a Landcruiser jeep.
It includes: –
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the evening
Day 2: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the morning and the evening
Day 3: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning
The volunteer will be an integral part of community life:
- Helping in preparation of meals, serving and feeding the children
- Helping in nursing services such as taking care of the sick and administering medicine
- Helping in the cleaning of utilities at the center: kids play area, classrooms, general activities hall, utensils, washrooms, etc.
- Engaging in dressmaking and tailoring
- Training the disabled persons in vocational skills such as agriculture, weaving, tailoring, carpentry, and bead work
- Assisting with physiotherapy services to the disabled
- Offering mobility assistance to the disabled
- Taking them for outdoor events such as music, games, and sports outside the school
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The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs.