Empower Underprivileged Children

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High­lights

Be a Part of a large protect, the Sahajanand Project, that also currently includes one of the largest Special Needs Schools in Africa, as well as the Sahajanand Feeding Centre.
Be involved in a Program that offers the flexibility for volunteers to also get involved with the other 2 programs under the Sahajanand Project. A Program that has led by example for others to follow.
Be able to Care for, love. mentor and empower vulnerable, abandoned children. Be part of a team that thrives on endlessly supporting some of the most vulnerable members of society
Enjoy volunteering while living along the Beautiful Kenyan Coastline and enjoy exploring the local culture and sights that the Kenyan Coast has to offer.
Have the opportunity to be adventurous, perhaps a Safari in Tsavo National Park or even engage in various water sports and perhaps take up a PADI approved deep sea diving course.
Sahajanand Care, better know as Kilulu Orphanage, is the branch of the Sahajanand Project, that has been established to Care for & provide a home for Orphaned children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Sahajanand Care, better known as the Sahajanand Children's Care & Resource Centre, is a new program of the Sahajanand Care Project. 

Located in Mtwapa, not too far from Mombasa, along the Kenyan Coastline is currently home to over 200 Orphans from various localities all over Kenya. 

Next door to this is the Sahajanand Special School, arguably one of the largest disabled schools in Kenya, also a branch of the Sahajanand Project.

Nearby are also a Primary School and Secondary school where the children from the orphanage gain knowledge and skills that are covered by the scope of the Kenyan Education Curriculum.

Other than the knowledge and skills gained through school, the project, also aims to impart valuable soft skills and knowledge that are not covered by the scope of the taught curriculum. Children at the orphanage are taught and encouraged to be responsible citizens of the world. Consciousness and awareness of society, environment, health,cleanliness and hygiene are all some of the things volunteers can get involved with promoting.

At Sahajanand Care, we care about the overall wellness and all round development of the children under our care. Volunteers are therefore encouraged to run and get involved with running extra activities such as:

- Art and Craft Workshops to impart skills that the children could perhaps even use to sustain livelihood 

- Music Workshops - where the children could not just be entertained but also learn how to play an instrument 

- Sports and Games- that can help the children develop physical strength and endurance as well as other skills including team work, sportsmanship and healthy competitive spirit. 

- Talks on awareness and consciousness

- Mind, Body and Soul fitness sessions - which include sessions in yoga, meditation, alternative healing etc

- also help with after school tutoring and help with homework for those students that need and want the extra help 


Typical day

Depending on what individual volunteers opt to get involved with, a day at Kilulu would typically involve an early morning start to help the mamas in getting the children ready for school. 

Once the children are at school, getting involved with any administrative tasks that are involved with the duties each volunteer takes up.

After school, from 4pm, getting involved with extra activity sessions that could range from helping out with homework, getting involved with sports and play as well as extra activities and workshops for arts, crafts and music.



Free-time activities

Located in Mtwapa, volunteers will have the opportunity to enjoy life living close to the sea whilst also embracing the warm and welcoming Kenyan culture.
With Mombasa Town also within an hours drive from Mtwapa, our volunteers can explore the sites and enjoy a variety of cuisines at the various restaurants in the town.
Interested in game drives, spotting the Big 5 in Africa ? Well, Tsavo National Park, one of the largest in Kenya is not too far away either!
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kenya.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kenya provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.

Dates & Fees

Details on arrival

We are always looking for help from volunteers all through the year. 

School Holidays normally call for even more volunteer involvement as there are no taught lessons during the school day. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

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Empower Underprivileged Children

Sahajanand Care, better know as Kilulu Orphanage, is the branch of the Sahajanand Project, that has been established to Care for & provide a home for Orphaned children.

Free of charge

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