All our programs in Kenya include free weekend sightseeing. You can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days sight seeing
Whether you go over school breaks, during the summer, or at any time during the year, you will have a lot to do in the orphanage in Kenya. Activities at the orphanage vary. It is very interesting having lots of orphans all around you, touching and holding you just to express their gratitude having you with them.
Most of these children lost both parents, while others are abused children and it takes someone like you and STAESA to let them know that they are loved. To be able to work and have fun with these lovely children, you must like children and understand the situation of these little poor orphans. Let's do it! Break the box, be a hero and join us to touch lives in Nairobi and its surrounding village. Yes you can! and you will have lots of fun. From the first day you arrive in Nairobi till you leave back home, STAESA will always be there for you.
Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the kids are very lovely and kind to work with.
Together with local volunteers at the orphanages, volunteers/interns work very closely with the orphans age from zero age to 17 years. Activities include: teaching, games, drawing, feeding, washing the children and other creative activities.
The program is designed in such a way that no matter where you find yourself in Kenya, you will have lots of fun. This is really a program for you. Let’s make it happen!
Volunteers are allowed to bring children books, toys, old shoes, t-shirts, soccer balls and old computers for the orphanage. The program also includes renovation work in the orphanage (fixing the floors, fixing the windows, fixing the doors, landscaping, painting the class rooms)
Weekends are for you for your sightseeing activities. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
Are you ready to get dirty
Other Information and locations!
As a group or individual volunteers together with STAESA you will be working full time with kids in the orphanage. The kids include orphans, street kids, need kids, poor kids. There is really great need at the orphanage.
The locations of all our programs in Kenya are well picked and structured to give you maximum safety and security to directly have the real feel of working with the kids from the age of 0 to 17 years directly. The total population of the kids in the orphanage is 40 and above. The program provides an opportunity for you to work directly with the kids and the staff at orphanage.
Nairobi - Near Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya
Mombasa - (White and Blue city) Near the ocean and other interesting places.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. You can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
1 Teach Basic conversational English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring in the books, clay work, and art work on the wall.
2 Any indoors and outdoors games, football, volley ball, basketball, music and dancing, helping in the kitchen to prepare food for the kids, renovation work, fixing the doors, windows, doors. health education, Entertainment. You can also help on the farm. Other activities and subject can be thought if you have the idea in those areas.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks min-1y max
Any requirements? Not needed
Working hours? Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Name of the airport? Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ACCOMMODATION
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required! However, visa is not required to holders of certain passport. contact us for details.
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Kenya
No worries!! Obviously there are certain places that are unsafe especially in the cities which is why its always important for us and host family to know exactly where you are going and where not to go. Also find out from us how much you need to pay if you plan to use public means since they sometimes try to rip off foreigners. Avoid going downtown alone(Kenya downtown is the lower and very crowded side of Nairobi) try to go there with a local since its a great place to get some good bargains.
But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
In general people are extremely friendly in Kenya and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is real poverty in Kenya and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Kenya
Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. Further inland there is a warm and humid climate around Lake Victoria, and temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region. The northeastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near- desert landscapes. There are two rainy seasons in Kenya. A short rainy season in November and a longer one that usually lasts from the end of March in to May. It doesn't necessarily get cold, but the roads can become impassable.
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Kenya
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.