This amazing program is operated in the Wangigi area of Nairobi, and is only available to female volunteers. The home caters to approximately 20-25 young women aged 12-24 years. These women are in the rescue centre for various reasons including sexual assault, being sent to work too young or being found on the street. Due to many of the women's pasts it is not appropriate to have males working in the home.
The home tries to offer a safe and happy place for the women to heal and develop, and aims to teach them skills to enable them to support themselves in their future. Some of the girls leave the compound for school while others are in the compound at all times for their own safety.
Volunteers can be involved in teaching lessons in general education and also life skills such as tailoring, hairdressing, gardening, cooking, cleaning etc. Volunteers can also plan fun activities for the girls to help them have an enjoyable experience. Volunteers that have training in social work or counselling can develop 1:1 or group counselling sessions to help the women to cope with their pasts. This is a challenging but hugely rewarding volunteer placement.
Volunteers on this program will have the chance to bring joy to those women worst affected by social injustice, and to enhance their futures.