CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Body of Christ Children's Home

August 2021
Body of christ
 
Orientation date: 14 August 2021, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 15 - 1 September 2021
Safari dates: 11 - 13 August 2021
Theme: Supporting orphans and vulnerable children
No. of Volunteers: 15
 

 

Project Profile

Body of Christ Children’s Home was established in the year 2005 by a former government staff who always had a dream of starting a humanitarian center for the needy, poor, less fortunate, and vulnerable children in society. She got a house, which was not in use, rented, furnished, and started taking care of the vulnerable children. The number kept growing until she realized that feeding children alone were not enough. She then started an Early Childhood Development School within the center where children could get basic needs such as education, food, and shelter.
The project, therefore, has children home 164 children. Those who permanently reside in the home are 50 children while those who attend day activities like learning, daycare, and feeding are 125. The Early Childhood Development School school helps to generate income for the project. The school runs from Pre-primary one to grade 1-5. The project also supports 10 teenage students who attend senior school elsewhere.
The project also has a small farm where they plant vegetables, maize, beans, tomatoes, etc. They are also involved in poultry keeping and rearing of dairy cattle. The products of they get from these activities are used to supplement the nutrients of the children.

Location

Mutarakwa, Limuru, Kiambu County of Kenya.

Nature of Work

  • Assisting the staff to clean the children
  • Cleaning the clothes and other project utilities used by children
  • School activities e.g. teaching and playing with kids
  • Assisting in preparation and serving of meals
  • Farm work
  • Assisting in the weaving of mats for income generation
  • Assisting to take care of domestic animals and milking to supplement the feeding of children

Accommodation, Food, and Leisure Activities

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 will share the responsibility of preparing the food.
In this workcamp, volunteers will have a chance to do evening nature walks, home visits, cultural meetings, and games. During weekends, volunteers can visit Lake Naivasha, Hells’s gate, and Rift Valley viewpoint. Leasure activities’ costs are not included in the participation fee.

Camp Fees

Volunteers participating in our workcamp projects 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: 11 – 13 August 2021

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

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
E-mail: info@civskenya.com