Education and care for children with disabilities in Kenya

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

05/31/2018

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Siaya
South-West
Kenya

Description

Volunteer in Siaya County in the southwest of Kenya and work with physically challenged children. The purpose of this establishment was to provide basic needs such as accommodation, education, food, shelter and health care for disabled people within the surrounding communities. The community at Sigomre donated land for construction of the facility. The project has been supporting many people who are physically and mentality challenged thus empowering them socially and economically to become self reliant and fully integrated members of their communities. Currently the home hosts 52 people with disabilities of which 28 are males and 24 are females. They are aged between 3-25 years. The home has boarding, primary and vocational training sections, which are located within the project site. The vocational training section provides skills like tailoring and carpentry mainly to those who fail to complete their education.

The idea of this project is to make a difference in the life of children and young adults with special needs and disabilities in order to become self-reliant and integrated into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

Volunteer duties:

• Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts subjects

• Sewing, beadwork and crocheting

• Provision of nursing services and general health education

• Playing games with the physically challenged children

• Teaching of computer lessons and skills to the students

• Care giving services such as preparation of meals, assisting the kids with mobility and general cleaning of the home

• Physiotherapy sessions that includes physical assessment of range of movement and manual muscle strength testing

• Farm work which includes weeding, planting of variety of crops and harvesting


Project dates: July 15 - August 3, 2018 


Please, find the full description of the project at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-kenya


For programs in other countries, check out: http://cadip.org

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org or give us a call:

Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500

USA: 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400; 646-657-2900


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