Top
Image Alt

Volunteer travel to a shelter for girls

Support this small project that works with girls rescued from abuse, child marriage, etc.

Volunteer travel to a shelter for girls

from 580€ por persona

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

SDG 1 End poverty
SDG 2 Zero Hunger
SDG 3 Health and well-being
SDG 4 Quality education
SDG 5 Gender equality
SDG 10 Reducing inequalities
0 Reviews
  • Project Location
    Ngong, Kenya
  • Volunteer hours
    Flexible in the mornings and afternoons with two days off a week.
  • Volunteer activities
    Support with homework, preparation of workshops and playful empowering activities, support in the community nursery, help in the garden.
  • Minimal collaboration
    2 weeks
  • Incluido
    Tumaini accompaniment
    Hot water
    Lunch
    Accommodation
    Dinner
    Kitchen
    Local Coordinator
    Training course
    Breakfast
    Airport pick-up
    Volunteer liability insurance
    WIFI
  • No incluido
    Tourist activities
    Travel insurance
    Flight

Volunteer Program

1
Voluntary activities
  •  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.)
2
Profiles required
It is not necessary to have a specific profile to participate in this solidarity trip. The only requirements are:
  • 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.
The project is particularly suitable for:
  • 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.
3
A day in the project
“First we took the youngest girls to the school near the center, then we had breakfast and every day we did different tasks such as helping with the farm, in the garden, with cleaning, with food, etc. Then we ate and, when the older girls arrived, we played with them for a while before dinner. At 7 pm every day they had family time in which they prayed, sang and reflected on the day. From 8-9pm we helped them with their homework.”

María LaTorre, volunteer in August 2019

Project Location

Project

This solidarity project is located near Ngong, approximately an hour's drive from Nairobi International Airport. The environment is very beautiful, green (especially in the rainy season) and is surrounded by mountains, in the middle of the Rift Valley. It is a very authentic area where many people of the Maasai ethnic group live and where the volunteers feel involved in local life.

Climate

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.

Regarding temperatures, there is not so much variation from one month to another:
  • 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.
0.0

Overall 0

Accommodation 0

Destination 0

Meals 0

Transport 0

Value for Money 0

The cost varies according to the duration of your solidarity trip. Prices are approximate as they depend on the exchange rate at the time of payment.
Accommodation in a shared room with bathroom inside the room.
  • 2 weeks: €580
  • 3 weeks: 705 €.
  • 4 weeks: €830
  • 8 weeks: 930 €.

What is included?

From Tumaini::
  • 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.

On the part of the project:
  • Accommodation in a shared dormitory.
  • Full maintenance throughout your stay :).
  • Internal road transport from Nairobi airport to the project.
  • Local Coordinator.
What is not included?

  • International ticket
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Visa 40€ or 50$
  • Extras such as personal excursions, shopping, etc.

Your trip will contribute to the growth of the project.The total cost of your solidarity trip is divided into two parts:
  • A contribution to Tumaini for the efforts and assistance of the volunteers.
  • A contribution to the project for board and lodging.
Your stay generates a direct benefit for the NGO, with your solidarity trip, you are directly contributing to making the project self-sustainable.

Services

  • 3 meals included
  • Hot water
  • WIFI
  • Located in a rural setting
  • Pick up from Nairobi airport
  • Access to the kitchen

You don't have permission to register