Volunteer with Hope Child Africa and have the opportunity to work with the children at Mighty Redeemer Children’s Home and/or Mama Anne Children’s Home Mombasa, Kenya. You can assist on the projects working with orphans and underprivileged children in Mombasa who need your assistance.
The Volunteer Project can be varied to include your approved skill or expertise that you have to offer the organisation and children. Helping at the orphanage will include assisting the orphans aged from a few months and 14 years, with teaching, games, gardening, sports, health, hygiene, science, English, caring, and on-going educational needs.
We encourage you to plan activities and a daily schedule for yourself and your time spent with the children, to be approved. You can pick the hours you would like to work with the children. This will help you to be better organised when you get there and you will get the most out of your time spent with the amazing children in Mombasa.
We will help you with your accommodation and orientation to help you enjoy your stay in Mombasa.
Volunteering in Kenya will give you a great opportunity to also explore the wonders of Africa’s most beautiful and scenic countries whilst bringing a learned experience to the children.
Explore the African wildlife doing safaris in your spare time and enjoy the beach life, whilst giving back!
The Volunteer Project can be varied to include your approved skill or expertise that you have to offer the children. Helping at the orphanage will include assisting the orphaned and underprivileged children aged between 0 and 14, with teaching, games, gardening, sports, health, hygiene, science, English, caring, and on-going educational needs.
You will be considered an important role model and expected to provide proper guidance. You could also be helping with meal times, playing with the children, reading bedtime stories, singing, dancing, cleaning assistance, creating activities, teaching English or basic maths from adding up or the times tables.
You do not need teaching experience just an ability to work well with children and a willingness to get involved, or you may choose to assist in ways other than teaching which will benefit their living environment.
The foundation of the orphanages is Christian and this needs to be respected.
Both orphanages are run by House Mother’s and extra carers, including cooks, social workers and care takers. They welcome your loving support and assistance.
Any volunteering services that you would like to put forward which may be an inspirational new learning experience for the children, are welcomed and should be approved for prior to your arrival so we can set up a program to incorporate your offered skills. During your free time the beach is not far away and the beautiful old streets of Mombasa old town is well worth a visit.
Must be provided prior to approval
Informal teaching, care assistance, play group work, one on one child support and outdoor games.
Outlying suburb 15miles from Mombasa Town
We will recommend accommodation options
Full or part time depending on project need Monday to Sunday
English is widely spoken and the children’s ability to speak English varies.
Swahili is the language spoken widely in Kenya.
There is no minimum or maximum time, however the duration must be confirmed and agreed.
All year by approval and placement availability
Apply early to secure your place.
$100 per week (weeks 1 -2) extra weeks $80
Airport pick-up can be arranged est. AUD$30-40
This project will need to be paid in full to Hope Child Africa before departure and after approval.
100% of proceeds go towards projects supported by Hope Child Africa.
You want to offer the children hope of a better life. If you like a challenge and will get enjoyment from being an inspirational leader for the children. Enjoy being involved and learning about different cultures, which is a lot less privileged than a western way of living. Are willing to offer genuine care and education support. Will enjoy living surrounded by poverty life style away from the tourist hubs – living in the village Kenyan life style. In your free time there is great beaches to be enjoyed!
Helping using sport is a very popular way to volunteer. Instead of just teaching and giving care and affection to the children you are volunteering with, sport is a welcomed activity. Not only does it bring a bit of fun and excitement into the children’s lives, it is a great stimulus that keeps the children with something to do; after all, they can’t get into any trouble if they are only playing.
The orphanages welcome sports minded people as it is a great way to keep the boys and girls entertained. Lots of creative people tend to help using their sports skills and imagination from assisting in activities that are already present to setting up their own sport activity. From playing football with the children to teaching the children how to play Rounders, the options are endless!
Children need never be bored when they have different sports to play and learn. It can also be a great confidence boost when they realise they are good at the activity they are participating in. Social skills and teamwork will also be developed, as the children learn to work together within the activity. It is also a great way for you, the volunteer, to get to know the children better in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Sports are a worldwide activity that everyone can take part in and enjoy, whatever the game is that they play.
On arriving in Mombasa, an airport pick-up is available, so there will be someone there waiting for you at the airport when you arrive. The person that picks you up at the airport will take you to the volunteer house or project, whichever is more convenient on your day of arrival.
Once you have been shown around and are settled, the local co-ordinator will explain how things work and whereabouts you will be volunteering. Other volunteers who arrived before you will often be more than happy to show you around
It is very easy to get around in Kenya. Transport is usually done by matutu, which to us is like a mini-bus. It is relatively easy to get to the centre of Mombasa and only takes up to 40 minutes to get there.
The projects in Kenya have their own daily resources but you are welcome to bring extra stationery and different crafts and sports equipment to use during your stay. You can buy this beforehand, or if you wish, it can also be bought in Mombasa when you arrive. You may also want to bring gifts for the children and again are welcome to do this if you wish.
In your free time volunteers are free to travel around. Most volunteers tend to head to the beaches or go shopping in Mombasa; sometimes going to cafes and emailing home. Trips and excursions can be easily arranged through the Mombasa Tourist Office after arrival. Typical trips and days out are made to the tropical island of Lamu or visit Malindi or head out for a weekend safaris.
Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, it is here where you will find local facilities, including several banks; including Barclays, Internet cafes and lots more amenities that you may need. Mombasa centre is an easy matutu ride from the volunteer house. There is also a local hospital nearby that is easy to get to should you need to see a doctor. Most volunteer stays are hassle free with stomach upsets due to the change in diet being the main concern in the first few days after arrival.
Come and explore the African wildlife doing safaris in your spare time and enjoy the beach life, whilst giving back!
If volunteering sounds like something you would love to get involved in, then we would like to hear from you.
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