CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Phanero School Mbale

Phanero School Mbale

Phanero School is a community development initiative that was initiated by a University Professor with the main purpose of bringing together orphans and vulnerable children and integrate them in order to provide them with quality education and life skills. 



Project Profile

The school currently has 100 children from the age of 2 years to 10 years. The centre also runs a counselling unit whose main objective is to empower families and individuals battling with marriage challenges, poverty, juvenile delinquency, HIV/AIDS and other problems that leverage with the problem of drugs and alcohol addiction with a holistic treatment and care for the family.

The school provides education, meals and engages the children in extra-curricular activities like playing games, singing and dancing.


Mbale town, Vihiga County of Kenya

Volunteering activities

  • Helping in preparation of meals, serving and feeding the children
  • Training children how to read and write as well as assisting them with their homework
  • Engaging in beadwork and craft work
  • The teaching of subjects such as English, mathematics, science and sign language
  • Playing together with children through extracurricular activities such a sports and dance
  • Doing community health outreach programs


Volunteers are hosted in a host family that is 10 minutes walk from the project. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the host family while lunch will be provided at the project.