Empower Young Mothers

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Empower Kenyan women and help them access better opportunities in life
Become more passionate about social issues and gain memories that will last forever
Get to know and understand Kenyan culture by staying with a host family and being all the time around locals
Be exposed to a different reality than your own in a meaningful journey.
Visit and get to know all the beautiful things Kenya has to offer
Through this volunteering program, you can help young Kenyan mothers fight systematic and cultural barriers that prevent them from being successful. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
En Kenia, al igual que en muchas partes del mundo, las mujeres sufren mucha discriminación de género en todos los aspectos de su vida: no pueden acceder a las mismas oportunidades, no pueden obtener tierras o un pasaporte sin sus parejas. 'permiso, no poder ir a la escuela, etc. Estas barreras culturales, económicas, sociales y estructurales oprimen activamente a las mujeres y les impiden alcanzar el éxito.
A través de este proyecto de voluntariado y su apoyo, nos esforzamos por empoderar a las madres jóvenes, mediante la creación de espacios seguros para las mujeres en comunidades de exclusión social y recursos limitados, donde puedan sentirse cómodas, expresarse, hacer planes para el futuro y ganar confianza y sí mismas. estima. Este proyecto involucra a toda la comunidad de Soweto, donde trabajarás, porque solo así será posible mejorar el entorno en el que viven estas mujeres.

Como voluntario, algunas de las tareas que puede realizar son:

  • impartir talleres sobre temas como violencia doméstica, abuso de drogas, enfermedades y otros temas de actualidad
  • apoyo a los talleres locales de costura y bordado
  • dar clases en temas como inglés, matemáticas o uso de la computadora
  • creando actividades didácticas y educativas
  • entre muchas otras tareas que pueden surgir en función de las necesidades específicas del centro en el momento de su llegada.

Su principal objetivo como voluntario será empoderar a estas mujeres y ayudarlas a aumentar su autoestima y confianza.

Typical day

El Centro de Empoderamiento de las Madres Jóvenes se encuentra en el área de Kahawa Soweto, a 10 minutos a pie de los lugares donde se hospedan los voluntarios. Los voluntarios trabajan de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a 16:00 horas. Los días de semana son gratuitos para que los voluntarios descubran todo lo que Kenia tiene para ofrecerles. 

Un día típico para los voluntarios parece que se despiertan a las 7:00 y desayunan con su familia invitada, yendo al proyecto a las 8:00 donde desarrollarán sus tareas hasta las 13:00, cuando tendrán una pausa para el almuerzo que durará. hasta las 14:00 horas, después de lo cual volverán al proyecto y trabajarán hasta las 16:00 horas.

Free-time activities

One of the ways to get to know a country is to make a trip, but not just a trip, a different and unique trip, where you can know, live and feel the true essence of that country and its people. You can do this through volunteering in Kenya: visiting and getting to know the very rich culture of the Maasai tribe, join local Safaris, or enjoy some of the bustling markets and delicious cuisine Nairobi has to offer.
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

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)
Education Requirements
at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We ask our volunteers to be creative, mindful and respectful of local customs, open-minded, and most importantly, very passionate about helping women get empowered.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

Your paid fees will cover:

  • Airport pickup and transfer to the volunteer’s home
  • Accommodation during your volunteering
  • 3 meals during the course of your volunteer program
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering
  • Civil liability for your activity
  • Receipt from NGO about your program fee
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of program

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Los voluntarios serán recogidos en el aeropuerto entre las 8:00 y las 21:00. Si el voluntario llega fuera de este horario, es posible que deba cubrir algunas tarifas adicionales.
Accommodation

Te alojarás con una familia anfitriona en las cercanías del proyecto. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para obtener una mirada única y de primera mano de la cultura y las tradiciones de Kenia, al mismo tiempo que le permite establecer conexiones duraderas tanto con su familia invitada como con toda la comunidad. 

En el lugar donde se hospedará, tendrá acceso a un dormitorio (compartido con otros voluntarios), baños, cocina y otras áreas comunes. No hay wifi disponible, pero puede comprar una tarjeta SIM para tener internet. Puede haber cortes temporales en el suministro de energía o agua.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Tres comidas están incluidas dentro de las tarifas del programa y serán proporcionadas por su familia invitada. 

Estas comidas generalmente se prepararán al estilo típico local, ya que en el desayuno se toma té o café y frutas, yuca, camote, panqueques o mandazi de arroz con guiso, espaguetis, ugali con repollos o verduras, githeri (combinación de harina de maíz y frijoles cocidos) y Matoke (guiso de plátano y pollo) es similar a la comida principal.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. 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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round. Volunteers are welcome to arrive on any day of the week they might choose, although we'd recommend volunteers to come on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as this allows them to be more easily integrated into the project.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$749
3 weeks
$966
4 weeks
$1,182
5 weeks
$1,399
6 weeks
$1,615
7 weeks
$1,832
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,914
Average fees
$309 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Empower Young Mothers

Through this volunteering program, you can help young Kenyan mothers fight systematic and cultural barriers that prevent them from being successful.

$278/week

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