Nanyuki Furaha Foundation

Mid-Term Volunteering

About Nanyuki Furaha Foundation

Childcare Program

Nanyuki Furaha Foundation is a charitable children’s home that was started in 2014 by an Italian volunteer in Kenya in collaboration with the local community. The project was started to address the growing problems experienced by street children and it is a registered Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live in a local community 
  • Support children who are eager to meet you
  • 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

KEY INFORMATION

CHILDCARE WORK

Children, Community life, Counseling

DURATION

1 to 6 Months Available year-round

LOCATION

Nanyuki, Laikipia County of Kenya

PARTICIPATION FEE

300 euros per month

ACCOMODATION & FOOD

Host family / Local Food (3 meals)

TOURS AND SAFARI

CIVS organizes tours and safaris

Project Profile

The project provides accommodation, food, clothing, and education to about 50 children between the age of 2 years and 14 years. In addition, the institution also supports other 14 children at their homes after they were reintegrated into their families and the community. In the project, the children comprise orphans, the underprivileged, and street children. 

The problem of orphans/street children is high due to urbanization, commerce, and foreigners in the town from whom they beg. Due to HIV/AIDS deaths, re-marriage of deserted/widowed/divorced women, absence of love and security in the families, and family disputes, the children are left without care and support. These children are therefore involved in drug abuse, participate in anti-social behaviors and criminal activities. The project strives to mainstream such children in the national building by providing care, support, and protection.

General Information

CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.

The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

300 Euros

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.

Volunteers will be accommodated in a host family belonging to the founder of the project. The volunteer will be required to bring with him/ her a sleeping bag. If volunteers are two and of the same gender then they will share a room. The volunteer will communicate with a bicycle to the project daily covering about 30 minutes. Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided throughout the project duration.

Food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided throughout the project duration. Please note that only basic, locally available food will be provided.

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 :

  • Mount Kenya 
  • Mount Kenya animal orphenage
  • the Equator line
  • Wildlife conservancies

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

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

The volunteer will be an integral part of community life:

  • Assisting in cleaning and care services at the home
  • Assisting in mentoring and rehabilitation of the children
  • Assisting in teaching at the schools where children go to
  • Offering health and sanitation related information to the children
  • Assisting in the preparation of meals and feeding
  • Assisting in clothing the children
  • Developing and delivering age-appropriate life skills, sports, and recreational activities
  • Assisting in Counselling
  • Other useful activities that the volunteer may participate in

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ABOUT US

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