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 which include the safari.
As the saying goes “AFRICAN WOMEN ALWAYS DREAM AND THEY DREAM BIG”
In all STAESA young ladies/mothers' projects in Africa, we follow the same information, the same content, the same module but different projects. With this, we have over the years support both the unemployed young ladies/mothers to be gainfully employed and economically independent. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty, to create jobs in the communities, to formulate ideas that will help both the young ladies/mothers physically, spiritually and economically to break the cycle of poverty now and for the generations to come. Life is really hard in these communities and young ladies/mothers are the most affected. It’s very difficult for the communities’ members to afford three good meals a day. The training is well designed to equip the trainees become trainers in their various villages after the program.
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS THIS YEAR IN KENYA
Detergent and medicated soap using natural heaps
Batik Tye and die
Women in poultry/goat/crops farming
Women in dress making
Women in art
Students or professionals in the following areas: Social Marketing, photography/web management, marketing, business administration, non-profit management or other related subjects this is the right program for you. WE-Africa is the perfect opportunity to enable you make a valuable contribution to sustainable development in Africa.
Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. WE-Africa project is run in both rural and urban areas in Kenya. Weekends are always free for the volunteers to travel for sightseeing. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program for a day or two before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. We assure you the program is very safe, very educative and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. You are never alone on the program. From start to finish we are 24/7 with you.
You will be introduced to existing poverty alleviation projects which is at its very grass root or an opportunity for you alongside with our skilled trainer to create a new poverty alleviation project. The program include job creation, create micro-finance project, assist in organizing and executing training including computer training for the youth and the women in the community, net working program, HIV/AIDS public educational program.
Volunteers will be the international standing directors for all the projects – overseeing the day to day operations of the projects - grant writing, young ladies/women development, outreach initiatives and provide on-going counselling
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer, get ready to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself in the unique culture of the people of Tanzania. This is an amazing busy program. You will be working full time along aside with well experienced program/project manager. You will be placed with are community based organization. This organization is poor in terms of resources. There is a great need here.
The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with local folks under the supervision of well experienced manager in charge of the programs/projects.
You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm, Helping in painting works in the hospital, Helping in the schools, Helping at the pre-schools, Helping in coaching football, basketball, volley ball or long tennis. This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of Tanzania
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.
ECONOMIC PROGRAM - Volunteers will work to develop programs targeting queer young ladies/mothers in the communities, grant writing, fund raising activities to support the capital base of the project, managing the funds, conduct regular marketing initiatives throughout your stay to expose and attract the products from the projects to both local and international market, lead workshops on issues related to health, relationships, art and business. Volunteers will also help in teaching how to manage the accounting, booking practice and basic booking.
SOCIAL PROGRAM - social development programs for the young ladies/ mothers in the areas of career development, family planning and health familiar relations. Introducing program that fight against physical and sexual abuse, harassment, suicide preventing, alcohol and drug abuse.
SCHOOL PROGRAM - The program also include teaching program – provide extra support and guidance in a self contained special needs classrooms kindergarten, primary one to six, support the head teacher in daily class lessons as well as curriculum development, provide special one on one support and guidance to an autistic students with extra special needs. You could combine working at the youth center with sports. Assist in the center in the morning and run a sport course in the afternoon.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run?
All year round
How long are the placements?
2wks minimum and 1y maximum
No previous experience
Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Name of the airport?
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Types of accommodations?
Host family, Independent, on site
Very close to the projects
How to get to Work
By public transport
Cost of transportation(return)
Less than one dollar
Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided?
Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day?
Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
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 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.
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