Medical Internships (Primary healthcare and Tropical medicine) Rural business development specialists Pre-med placements Agriculturalists Teachers (primary and secondary) in ESL and science in particular Lay volunteers to help with administration and ancillary clinical work Any persons willing to give schools presentations or to work as patient helpers in hospitals.
Placements are ideally for a minimum of one week (with two weeks off mid-placement for independent travel in Kenya). However, we will consider well qualified volunteers for periods as short as four weeks. Most volunteer placements are for periods under six months, but some can be for up to two years. As the project works year-round, volunteers are accepted at any time subject to space being available. Placements are at the The Golden Eagle Network Foundation base in Lodwar,Turkana with community groups. All volunteers work in the community.
There is no language requirement other than a need to be able to communicate in English. Accommodation is in African-style houses,Hostels,Home stays in rural areas is often more basic or in a modern home stay placement with room, bathroom and Toilet. Lodwar Town is a substantial town with a reasonable range of stores and eating places. Kitale, Eldoret, Kakuma and Lokichogio also offer some scope for shopping.
Otherwise, most Western volunteers will find some of their needs hard to fill in the smaller market centers. Food and accommodation is provided for a basic cost of $95-100 (or the equivalent Kshs 9,500-10,00) per week. However, Kenya wins no prizes for gastronomy and many volunteers occasionally find need for a “big city fix” in terms of a pizza or burger in one of the two main cities within two hours’ drive – Eldoret or Lodwar air strip. Help is offered to obtain an appropriate visa and airport pick-up is free from Nairobi is arranged, but costs about $190.00 round trip. Every volunteer is linked to an established expert and to a local family.
The golden Eagles Network Foundation does charge its volunteers a one off fee of $850 to participate in its programmes. The costs with which we invite volunteers to assist are any of the following: · Helping to buy fuel for project vehicles when serving the community · Purchase of pharmaceuticals available easily at the volunteer’s home · Provision of old, serviceable equipment not currently needed at the volunteer’s school, hospital or place of work e.t.c. We estimate that a volunteer needs about $25 per day to live comfortably whilst working with us, including accommodation, food, project assistance, and spending money. This excludes travel costs beyond Lodwar.
Medical Internships (Primary healthcare and Tropical medicine) Rural business development specialists Pre-med placements Agriculturalists Teachers (primary and secondary) in ESL and science in particular Lay volunteers to help with…
We are located along Kitale Lodwar Highway, KanamKemer, Rexona area.
Interested volunteers should write a basic email with the following details: