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Women's Empowerment Support

location
2 - 6 semanas  ·  Edad 16 - 50+

rating  Brillante 4.7  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta muy alto

Puntos Relevantes

  • 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!!

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 16+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
50+

Sobre el programa

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

Background:

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. Women are the ...

Sobre el programa

Background:

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. 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.

d.     Their outreach is limited to social media and it renders them helpless and 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.

Current requirements:

·       We need tech-smart people (preferably retired or current professionals) to come in & teach these youths about the automated growth within society and how it can help them in furthering the career prospects in future.

·       We also need website developers and website content designers which is of urgent preference. Somebody who can fund and create a budget-friendly website would be very useful and aptly appreciable in this hour of need.

·       Lastly, we could use people who can get us help in availing donations in resources (gadgets and tools).

Location

Mombasa is a touristy coastal city of not just Kenya but also East Africa. It’s round-the-year hot and humid so expect to be surrounded by serene splash of waves on the beach and dusty roads. Overall, it is surrounded by forest reserves and hilly ranges which adds it to one of the most tourist-friendly attractions in the world. Kenyans are lovely, warm people with a heart for friendly exchanges and interactions with tourists.

Likoni village, nestled on the coast, is surrounded by unique neighboring areas. To the east is the Indian Ocean, perfect for a serene swim or enjoying its tranquil ambiance. Heading south, Diani awaits with vibrant community life, cultural activities, tourist attractions, and lush wetlands, which are vital for the region's ecological balance.

Looking west from Mombasa city provides breathtaking views of Changamwe, home to cargo transport companies, the Kenya Port Authority, artifacts manufacturing, Kenya Railway, Moi International Airport, and container terminus facilities, driving the region's economy.


Día típico

Upon arrival, volunteers receive a warm welcome from the host family. They meet family members, have a refreshing shower, and share a meal before resting. Following the rest, a thorough briefing covers safety, culture, language, attractions, behavior, banking, shopping, conservation, climate, and ...

Día típico

Upon arrival, volunteers receive a warm welcome from the host family. They meet family members, have a refreshing shower, and share a meal before resting. Following the rest, a thorough briefing covers safety, culture, language, attractions, behavior, banking, shopping, conservation, climate, and routines. You will also be assigned a mentor who will assist you on a daily basis during your stay with the host family.

Your second day will serve as an orientation day where you will be introduced to the project staff and children, and given a tour. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to prepare a thorough plan.

On your third day, you will start delivering services, and it is advisable to start working only after you feel well prepared. Subsequently, your fourth day onwards will be similar to your third day.

Please note that on your arrival day, you will not be expected to do any work.

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.

During weekends and holidays, both staff and children have time off, and you can choose to explore cultural centers, banks, shops, religious sites, recreational areas, historical sites, tour sites, beaches, shopping malls, or other places of your interest.

Volunteers are kindly requested to be present from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm every Monday to Friday. During their free time, volunteers have the flexibility to engage in activities of their choice.

The surroundings are usually dusty so volunteers are strongly advised to bring protective gear for their apparatus.

The best part about the project and the program is its time notwithstanding. The main task is to relax, enjoy and learn. There’s no strict rule about attending a workshop or a session.


Actividades de tiempo libre

Official languages are Swahili and English.

Local Recreational Activities:

For recreation, Likoni and its neighbors offer various options. Shelly Beach offers tranquility and swimming, Mama Ngina Water Sports hosts cultural events and swimming, while Mombasa city's markets, banks, and historical sites ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

Official languages are Swahili and English.

Local Recreational Activities:

For recreation, Likoni and its neighbors offer various options. Shelly Beach offers tranquility and swimming, Mama Ngina Water Sports hosts cultural events and swimming, while Mombasa city's markets, banks, and historical sites provide unique attractions. The wetlands offer a serene setting for birdwatching and nature walks.

In volunteers' free time in Likoni village, they have a wealth of options to explore and enjoy. They can visit the Botanical gardens, take a dip in the Indian Ocean, and explore historical sites such as Fort Jesus. There's also the opportunity to engage in cultural activities with host family, attend cultural shows, swimming, go on farm tours, try snorkeling, fishing, hit the gym, visit shopping malls, watch local football matches, and even explore the Maasai medical factory and more. Immersing in local traditions and taking in the beautiful scenery, including Mombasa city, is all within reach.

Additionally, visitors can savor the local cuisine, including chapati, sweet potatoes, cassava, rice, fruits, and greens. Guests can gain insights into local life, witnessing crafts like basket weaving, shoe making, and mat weaving. While these crafts are predominantly practiced by men and youths.

Wildlife:

Kenya has a considerable land area devoted to wildlife habitats, including the Masai Mara, where blue wildebeest and other bovids participate in large-scale annual migration.

The “Big five” game animals of Africa (lion, leopard, buffalo, Rhinoceros and elephants) can be found in the Masai Mara in particular.

The annual animal migration occurs between June and September, with millions of animals taking part, attracting valuable foreign tourism.

Nice places to visit in Kenya:

  • Samburu
  • Fourteen falls
  • Maasai village
  • Kibera and Mathare slum
  • Nairobi national museum and snake park
  • Nairobi national park
  • David sheldrick wildlife center.
  • Bomas of Kenya / Karen Blixen.
  • Kazuri beads factory and Giraffe center.
  • Mt Kenya
  • Kiambethu tea farm in Limuru
  • Tsavo national park.
  • Elephant hill hiking
  • Amboseli national park
  • Coffee farm tour
  • Nairobi safari walk
  • Maasai mara park
  • Zip lining at Kereita

 

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, visiting local homes, etc.

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


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 16 años

Para participar en el programa es necesario tener al menos 16 años en la fecha de inicio del programa.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel básico) Inglés

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

• 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.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes de 09:00 - 16:00

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de LA4C

  • What's included:

    • Accommodation
    • Meals.
    • Pre-departure navigational and visa assistance.
    • Airport pick-up.
    • 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.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION -

    We do understand that some volunteers may not be able to spend as much so it is better that they discuss with the management prior to arranging a stay. In the post-pandemic era, empathy is a route to better communication and compassion. Although the money is directly invested for the provisions of the volunteers and the children and the caregivers, what we need in exchange for a budget compromise is your love, energy and ideas that can suit our betterment.

    Payment methods –

    While traveling, we know that travelers always don’t carry hard cash around as it might be lost or mishandled for some reason. And with the technological advancements in cross-country, we do our best to exploit the digital ways to the fullest. Volunteers can pay by third-party payment portals such as PayPal, Remitly or transferwise or even m-pesa (for those within East Africa) or can simply do it via direct bank transfer. We rarely accept cash payments as it’s hard to keep a provable record. Additionally, please note that there may be a nominal convenience fee which would be charged during banking transfers.

    **PLEASE NOTE THAT, FOR LOCALS, THERE WOULD BE A DIFFFERENT PRICING. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONSULT THE COORDINATOR.**

Recogida en el aeropuerto Moi International Airport

In case the volunteer is scheduled for Nairobi, there might be additional charges for pickup assistance or a proper navigational guidance for the route to Mombasa.

We strongly advise volunteers to save time and money to book a direct or a 1-stop flight to Mombasa (IATA code – MBA) or Nairobi (IATA code - NBO) as the final destination and their place of volunteering is the same.

 

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 or the designated driver and transported to the volunteer accommodation.

Alojamiento

You'll be staying in a homestay, ensuring a comfortable and private room equipped with essential amenities like a bed, 2 sheets, pillows, a carpet, a chair, a table, sink, and a private toilet. Occasionally, two volunteers may share a room, but larger rooms can easily accommodate up to 2 volunteers of the same gender, each having their separate beds. Couples will have the privilege of enjoying private rooms, separate from other volunteers.

Inside the homestay, you'll have access to shared facilities, including a sitting room, a kitchen, a convenient laundry machine, and reliable electricity. This setup provides you with the flexibility to prepare your meals according to your preferences at your own cost, as the kitchen comes complete with a gas cooker and utensils. Living with the host family allows you to become a cherished member of their household.

This immersive experience grants you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in cultures that may be different from your own, facilitating personal growth. To ensure a fulfilling stay, keep these two principles in mind:

  1. Feel comfortable within the host family.
  2. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance when needed.

The volunteers are strongly advised to get a mosquito repellent and other essentials as the school may not be able to cater to all the needs.

Comida y bebida

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared and served by the host family. Everyone sometimes assemble in a sitting ​room ​to eat.  Sometimes when someone is busy during the recess, they may come later to eat. His/Her meal will be covered.

The first break first is at 8.00 AM, and second maybe at 10.00 AM and 4.00 PM but optional. Your breakfast is a mixture of snacks, fruits, tea, bread, honey,​ jam, fresh milk, or eggs served on different days.

Your ​lunch​ time is from 12.00 PM to 2.00 PM, everyone will be at home. Your meal may consist of ​meat, fish, greens, kales, cabbages, vegetables and chapati, noodles, ugali, sweet potato, Irish potato, pumpkin, yams, or salads.

Your dinner is like your lunch but different from the variety you ate at lunch. You can also (optionally) prepare a meal of your choice similar to the one at your home country you are used to. Dinner is at 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM.

Tap water is usually not safe to drink in the project site due to its closeness to the Indian ocean, though bottled water is readily available. However, clean water is available at the accommodation. 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 specific dietary requirements, allergies, or preferences (such as vegetarian or vegan), please make sure to mention them in your application. We will make every effort to ensure that your dietary needs are met.

Acceso a Internet

Buen acceso al lugar del proyecto

¿Qué NO está incluido?

¿Qué NO está incluido?

Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Moi International Airport (MBA) en Mombasa. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Kenia. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Kenia proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Kenia, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Kenia. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

No specific start date would be announced. However, with the new programs fast approaching, it would be useful for the volunteers to make the journey at the soonest and get the maximal experience. It also avoids expensive flight tickets in a hassle.

The program orientation begins usually on the day of the volunteer’s arrival or the day after, given the randomly changing flight schedules in lieu of the recent covid19 situation. First day would be ideal to acquaint yourself with the humid weather and relax to recuperate from the jet-lag.

  • After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Mombasa International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa.
  • Before you arrive, you will be given navigational guidance 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 or you can navigate by yourself to the destination. 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. Once you have booked your spot, please let us know on navigational assistance and we would be happy to help.
  • Orientation is given by the admin or a staff member in the school.
  • 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).**

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

2 semanas (estancia min.) 394€
4 semanas 615€
5 semanas 800€
6 semanas (estancia max.) 922€
Cuota promedio 175€/semana

Cuotas del programa

175€ cuotas semanales 2 - 6 semanas Edad 16 - 50+

Métodos de pago

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

SIN GASTOS DE TARJETA DE CRÉDITO


Duración

2 - 6 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con LA4C durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

LA4C

Brillante 4.7 rating (42 reseñas)

Sin fines de lucro - fundada en 2008

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta muy alto

Coordinado por

Rus

Idiomas hablados: Inglés, Chino (mandarín), Español

sobre la organización

Likoni AID 4 Civicom is a registered CBO that encompasses all aspects of community improvement from environmentalism to childcare and even female emancipation.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

The organization was founded by Jonathan Munyany, a local suburban citizen, in the year 2008 with 12 children and little amenities. Sooner than later, the humanitarian work of the foundation started grabbing eyeballs and word spread around to support the children centre. Ever since, the organization has shifted to a different home and has grown the strength with more facilities.

The organization strives to provide all the basic needs to ensure the kids don't feel left out from their right to a proper education in a digitally fast-paced world. The center procures funds from independent donors for assistance in terms of food, education sponsorship, clothing, bill payments, etc.

There are other fields of environmentalism as well that comprises sustainable farming, organic farming and a need for hydrologists or agronomists.

The mission of LA4C is to bring in more indigenous resources for funding childcare and community welfare projects. Our goal is to alleviate human suffering, child care and protection through advocacy and networking for self sustainable projects, building of community models, hence improving livelihoods. The purpose is to bring in volunteers so that they can learn with the lifestyle of the people and the kids here going through a hard yet simple life before they can emerge in the world outside. Simultaneously, the volunteers can provide help in upgradation of certain facilities in different ways.

The Organization’s Current Objectives:

  1. To carry out empowerment activities that engage the women and the local youth in the post-pandemic era.
  2. To help understand the global culture and reciprocate in an equally appreciative manner.
  3. Create awareness and action-based approaches in environmental conservation at grassroots level.
  4. Literacy enhancement and incorporate better pedagogical styles.
  5. Betterment of community health through digital awareness and state-of-the-art practices.
  6. Promote Cultural exchange among communities and visitors to promote harmonious and mutually respectful collaboration.
  7. The Technical Vocational Training (TVT) program to equip the youth with life skills like tailoring, bead work, T-shirt printing and many more.
  8. The women’s empowerment projects including juice-making, tailoring, embroidery, making peanut butter and many more.
  9. Improvement of the surrounding environment for a greener and cleaner future.
  10. Conduct the volunteering programs that allows volunteers to visit and stay at the orphanage in aid of material, technical, spiritual, manpower and financial support.

Future goals:

In the current world, thanks to the pandemic, it is no illusion that a lot of things have changed, are changed and will change in coming times. Hence, the balance of the goals in regard to the imminent and inevitably changing environment have to be committed and flexible enough. As the global environment keeps changing, the organizational goals and strategies will be similarly aligned to develop a truly up-to-date environment where the communities know what’s going on and how to live with the current locale.

OUR CHALLENGES

In our services to the vulnerable children, we would like to give the best to them but lack of man-power and financial stability has hindered immediate and long-term efficacy.

The listed are some of our operational challenges that we kindly submit a humble request for mentorship and support:

  1. Lack of a permanent home for conducive accommodation, privacy and security for the children; we currently live in a rental house, moving from place to place like nomads which affects the children psychologically and strains the care-takers as well.
  2. Poor infrastructure and access to social amenities.
  3. Lack of digital awareness and inaccessibility to worldwide marketing.
  4. Lack of clean water for drinking and domestic purposes.
  5. Shortage of food.
  6. Lack of effective and efficient man power support and sustainability.
  7. Insecurity due to political influence and the rising juvenile gangs.
  8. Lack of environmental awareness regarding plantation, farming and horticulture.

42 reseñas · rating4.7

Maria Sapounaki rating5

2024 at Women's Empowerment Support

I had been a volunteer at a Women’s community in Nairobi, Kenya. My whole experience was awesome. Since day one, the guidance, support and communication with LA4C members were continuous from the tiny details to important matters. As for my stay there, there are no word to describe the ...
Victoria Sulukin rating4.6

2024 at Volunteer Mentor for Organic Farming

It was a great stay. Gerry, as I like to call her, was such an awesome host and I had so much fun daily with the people and the farmers out there. One thing that the new volunteers should remember is that the place is huge but it definitely needs some cleaning and tidy-up hands. And personally, I ...
Elena Kostyrya rating5

2024 at Organizational Strategy Support

The home in Tanzania was a bit different from what I expected. Dar es salaam is quite a developed city, if I may say. Being in the IT industry, I know how to help self-promote entrepreneurs. Job is one such guy. He is humble, motivated and diligent and also handles the center with care. So I ...
Laetitia Quemart rating4.4

2024 at Organizational Strategy Support

I had a fun time here. Couldn’t do much but I did advise the founder, job, to market his NGO properly. Also gifted them some chocolates that I got for them. The weather is quite hot and the food is delicious. They have to improve on the marketing and improve the facilities a bit. Other than ...
Anton Sheptitskiy rating4.4

2024 at Organizational Strategy Support

К моему удивлению, это место было безопасным и аккуратным. Но организация находится не в лучшей форме. Необходимо проделать большую работу. Людям нужно жить с ...
Kudakwashe Rodney Munjodzi rating5

2024 at Volunteer Mentor for Organic Farming

The trip to the Philippines didn't disappoint. The islands are beautiful, there are beaches everywhere, fruits and food of all kinds. This place a real paradise and I urge any UK residents who normally Vacation in Thailand to try The Philippines, people speak English and you can get by with ease. ..

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