Volunteer travel to a shelter for girls
Support and live with girls and adolescents who come from difficult situations in the Rift Valley.
In Kenya there are widespread problems that, despite being illegal, are still being put into practice. Some of them are child marriage, female genital mutilation, or sexual abuse of minors. This center has been fighting every day, since 2007, to change this situation. It welcomes minors who come from this type of situation and offers them a safe place to live. Their goal is to provide a safe and loving home for the girls, as well as ensure they have access to medical care, counselling, education, housing, food and clean water. In addition, a lot of work is being done to raise their self-esteem and independence, thus breaking the cycle of negative cultural taboos about women.
This project works towards achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals
Project LocationNgong, Kenya
Volunteer hoursFlexible in the mornings and afternoons with two days off a week.
Volunteer activitiesSupport with homework, preparation of workshops and playful empowering activities, support in the community nursery, help in the garden.
Minimal collaboration2 weeks
IncluidoTumaini accompanimentHot waterLunchAccommodationDinnerKitchenLocal CoordinatorTraining courseBreakfastAirport pick-upVolunteer liability insuranceWIFI
No incluidoTourist activitiesTravel insuranceFlight
- Help with school homework
- Collaborate in the garden and farm
- Help in preparing meals
- Collaborate in the cleaning and maintenance tasks of the center
- Help in the nursery - community nursery school
- Organize activities and workshops (music, dance, art, sports, health, etc.)
- Level of English (intermediate level equivalent to B1, no diploma required).
- Be of legal age or, in the case of minors, be accompanied by adults. The recommended minimum age to participate is 14 years old.
- Be open-minded, tolerant, supportive and willing to learn. Flexibility is essential, as tasks may change depending on the needs of the NGO, similarly the ability to work in a team since volunteering is done in coordination with other people.
- People who are looking for a project in which you live with the director and the girls as a big family
- People with enough autonomy to carry out activities and prepare workshops.
- People interested in Maasai culture
- People who seek tranquility by living in a rural area and sharing life with local people
- Teachers, professors, social educators or any professional or student in the education sector.
A day in the project
María LaTorre, volunteer in August 2019
Ngong is situated at almost 2,000m so temperatures can be quite changeable during the day and at night. The average maximum temperature is about 25 degrees, although at night it can drop to 5 degrees. The rainy months usually coincide in April, May and November but even in this period it does not usually rain for many hours at a time.
- From January to March: it is the hottest time, with sunny days and temperatures of up to 25º and an average minimum of 13º.
- From June to August: the coldest season, the average maximum temperature is 20º during the day and can reach 5º at night.
- 2 weeks: €580
- 3 weeks: 705 €.
- 4 weeks: €830
- 8 weeks: 930 €.
- Search for the solidarity trip that best fits your profile and interests to provide an enriching beneficial experience for both travellers and NGOs.
- A guide of the project with useful up-to-date information on the status and needs of the project.
- Support during the preparation of your trip: visas, vaccinations, tips for buying your flight, advice on what to visit, essentials to carry in your backpack, practical information (money exchange, transport, timetables, culture, etc.).
- Tumaini coordinator (Mónica) available by mail or by phone whenever you need to answer all your questions. Sometimes, if possible, face-to-face meetings are also held.
- Online course on solidarity travel and responsible tourism, mandatory for volunteers to get the most out of their experience.
- Contact, if possible and on request, with volunteers who have already been in the project.
- Contact, if possible and on request, with people who are going to travel on similar dates to chat before the solidarity trip, resolve doubts or organize it together.
- Basic Tumaini Dictionary Swahili - Spanish.
- Accident and liability insurance specialized in volunteering.
- Follow-up during the solidarity trip.
- Letter of reference or certificate of solidarity travel/volunteering on request.
- CO2 compensation by planting a tree and monitoring it for three years on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.
- Accommodation in a shared dormitory.
- Full maintenance throughout your stay :).
- Internal road transport from Nairobi airport to the project.
- Local Coordinator.
- International ticket
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
- Visa 40€ or 50$
- Extras such as personal excursions, shopping, etc.
- A contribution to Tumaini for the efforts and assistance of the volunteers.
- A contribution to the project for board and lodging.
- 3 meals included
- Hot water
- Located in a rural setting
- Pick up from Nairobi airport
- Access to the kitchen