CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Kaimosi Special School

July 2020
Kaimosi special school

Orientation date: 18 July 2020 at 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 19 July - 4 August 2020
Safari dates: 15 July - 17 July 2020
Theme: Working with the disabled/Cultural heritage
No. of Volunteers: 5-12


Project Profile

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. Currently, the School hosts about 104 disabled people who are children and young adults whose ages range from 6 years to about 32 years and they are from different communities. Most of the beneficiaries have autism, down syndrome, other mental challenges, multiple handicapped and epileptic and therefore they are engaged to different classes according to their disabilities and their level of understanding. The school offer skills to them 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 of Kenya and the friend’s Quaker church.


Kaimosi Hamisi Subcounty, Vihiga County of Kenya.

Workcamp activities

The volunteers will be involved in the following areas: -

  • Helping in preparation of meals, serving and feeding the children
  • Engaging in farm work activities of the school and general cleaning
  • Helping in nursing services such as taking care of the sick and giving them medicine
  • Engaging in dressmaking and tailoring
  • Training children vocational skills such as agriculture, weaving, tailoring, carpentry and beadwork
  • Playing together with children through extracurricular activities such a sports and dance
  • Assisting with physiotherapy skills
  • Assisting in mobility
  • Organizing and Giving guiding and counseling sessions

Arrival at the airport

We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.

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 cultural stone heritage, tea plantations, Kakamega rainforest, and Lake Victoria.

Camp Fees

Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include: -

  • Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
  • Up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi
  • Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Centre
  • Tour before the workcamp
  • Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
  • Certificate of participation for the volunteer
  • All administrative costs

Safari Option

CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation, and tour guiding.

Safari dates: 15 July – 17 July 2020

Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park at 340 Euro

What to carry

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, working gloves, sandals, and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us.

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)
Phone: +254 (20) 780909, +254 (20) 786658
Mobile: +254 722 210968