Volunteers in this project will support a Children's Care Center in rural southern Kenya. The Center houses orphans and children with disabilities of the Maasai community and provides them with education, therapy and life skills training. Their mission is to assist physically and mentally handicapped children and to enable them to lead a normal life. We want to demonstrate appreciation, love and compassion for the mentally and physically challenged children. Motivated volunteers are needed to help the center in its mission.
The volunteers will support the educational and rehabilitation programs in the center by teaching, providing physio and speech therapy activities, assisting the teachers in sense training, organizing games and art lessons, offering life skills sessions, counseling and communication.
Qualifications: No particular expertise or skills required. Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient. However, specialized skills and expertise (such as physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy) will be used accordingly. If you like arts and social activities, this is the place to be. Volunteers must be motivated to work with people with disabilities.
Duration of the project: 1 to 6 months. The program is running throughout the year.
Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project.