Women's Empowerment Support

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High­lights

This particular program is suitable for volunteers from the age of 16 years and above, High School & University Students, Professionals and Adults of 50+ years.
Learn about their habitat, lifestyles and share the same. Help them get a global perspective.
Learn Swahili and share your knowledge of languages; take lots of pictures. Make memories you will never forget in Kenya.
Learn about the hardships and barriers a young girl or an old lady faces in the post-pandemic era; this program is relatable to young women entrepreneurs out who want to make a diference.
Unwind yourself on local excursions and weekend safaris; don’t forget to bring your camera along!!
This program deals with supporting and assisting women’s groups to improve their support system and achieve their objectives.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50

Good women listen. Strong women empower. - Proverb

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” -Gloria Steinem

Indeed, as certain as these words are, without women at our side, the world would have long gone into darkness a long time ago. Women are the catalysts and also the trend-setters in many areas of a community. They are good when it comes to resource management and if given the freedom to explore beyond the kitchen and the household chores, they have a pro-active power to soar beyond other’s expectations or assumptions.

Ongoing problems:

a.     A lot of countries face anti-women issues and barriers even today and Africa is no exception to the ancient custom of restricting women to simple house rosters.

b.    Very little or no vocational training is imparted to women and young girls fresh out of high school. This diminishes their chances to go abroad or pursue their desired academics or careers. In a lot of cases, where tradition outlaws anything feministic, girls are married off to other younger or elderly males without any chance to progress further, due to lack of awareness or lack of resources, on in some cases, both; that doesn’t help a woman’s future abilities at all.

c.     Women are often restricted to household chores despite their ability to pick up IT skills faster than their male counterparts; YES!! The age-old stigma of masculine superiority still exists in these parts of the world. This is due to lack of proper training personnel or lack of funds or digital resources (computers, projectors, etc.) to continue the much-needed training.

their outreach is limited to social media and it renders them vulnerable to the necessity of aid.

Please note, there would be several groups, one of which will be assigned to the concerned volunteer. Each group may have different or nearly similar agendas. We request that the volunteers inspect and analyze the roots of the problem before providing with a solution; it’s a dynamic world and the situation doesn’t really improve with instant solutions.

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your accommodation by a local coordinator/staff member and allowed to relax and rest.

Following that, you will meet the admin and the organizational hierarchy who will explain the work and the ongoing projects to be done.

Weekdays - A typical volunteer day would be as follows:

  • 8:30 AM: Volunteer leaves for the project destination. The volunteer joins with the local staff and will be oriented about the work to be done.
  • 12.00 PM – 2.00 PM: Lunch break. During this lunch break, you are welcome to eat out or eat at the accommodation.
  • 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM: Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to travel around and explore or do anything at his/her own choice.
  • 7.00 - 8:00 PM: Dinner in the volunteer house.

Saturdays and Sundays are free days for the volunteers. They can choose to explore the city around or do as they wish.

Every locale will be coast-side so instructions would be forwarded after prior discussion. The surroundings are usually dusty so volunteers and music enthusiasts, in particular, are strongly advised to bring protective gear for their apparatus.

The best part about the project and the program is its time notwithstanding.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore the Mombasa locale, such as visiting the beach, planning a fun and entertainment program with the kids, etc.

Also, they can tour in and around places like Malindi, Kilifi, Diani and so on.

There’s no dearth of places of rich and cultural heritage and the famed African wildlife.

NOTE- The program coordinator can arrange for sightseeing, only after proper intimation and discussion.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Cheerful.
• Diligent.
• Respectful.
• Can manage self without daily supervision.
• Has a passion in assisting entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial projects.
• Flexible.
• Must have a passion in empowering women.
• MUST NOT CONFUSE WITH THE CONCEPT OF FEMINISM.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by LA4CC
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (full board depending on the site).
  • Pre-departure navigational and visa assistance.
  • In-country program orientation.
  • Certificate of International Volunteering from the organisation (performance-based).
  • What’s not included – The visa arrangements, pre-departure PCR tests, vaccination costs (if the traveler is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated) and the flights have to be done on the applicant’s part. The program supervisors will try their utmost best to make the volunteer’s journey and stay hassle-free.

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in a volunteer house, where you can expect to share a room with three to seven other volunteers. Bedrooms are comprised of bunk beds with bedding provided, which includes a bedding, blanket and pillow. The volunteer house has electricity and running water. There is an additional lobby for meals and meetings.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which are served at the accommodation.

Breakfast is served around 7 am and generally consists of chai (tea), toast, fruit and sometimes mandazi (African donuts). A typical lunch can include vegetables with rice, occasional meat and fruit and is served around 1-2 pm. Dinner is usually served around 7-8 pm and usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapati, mboga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables.

Tap water is not safe to drink in Kenya, though bottled water is readily available. Volunteers typically drink around half a gallon, or two liters, per day, which adds up to cost around $5-10 per week although drinking water is available at the volunteer house.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please make a note on your application so arrangements can be made. However, it is important that volunteers do not expect to eat as you normally do at home.

Internet Access
Good 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.
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation begins usually on the day of the volunteer’s arrival or a day after, given the randomly changeable flight schedules in lieu of the recent covid19 situation.

  • After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Mombasa International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.
  • When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. 
  • If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Mombasa on the day before your program orientation. Please make sure to keep in touch with the program coordinator and you will be assisted and guided during the tenure of your tour and stay accordingly. After all, traveling is always smoother when it has a proper communication system.
  • Orientation is given by the admin or a staff member in Mombasa. 
  • Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Kenya – Introduction to Mombasa, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya (in and around Mombasa) and Introduction to your project.

Once your orientation is complete, you will be guided to your work location and you can proceed with the relevant work.

**We strongly advise visitors not to reserve night flights as transport for pick-up might not be available. Preferably between 2300 to 0400 hours any day (east African Time).**

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 6 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$482
4 weeks
$642
5 weeks
$803
6 weeks (max. stay)
$963
Average fees
$161 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. LA4CC 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 LA4CC during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Women's Empowerment Support

This program deals with supporting and assisting women’s groups to improve their support system and achieve their objectives.

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