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Local Women Empowerment-Assistant

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1 - 28 semanas  ·  Idade 14 - 50+

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Destaques

  • You will have opportunity to experience the true African way of life, which will expand your perspective of the world, and memories that you'll never forget during your weekend excursions & safaris
  • The programs are many and suitable for volunteers from the age of 14 years and above, High School & University Students, Professionals, Couples & Families with their children, and Adults of 50+ years
  • After the completion of your online/ Onsite volunteer offer, UCESCO will write you a good and official recommendation letter and Certificate of appreciation/Recognition for your time and service to us
  • Our project site is truly an exciting place to be, a place where you can really make a difference. UCESCO - Kenya has a 100% safety record & we try to maintain it as Kenyans are friendly by nature.
  • Orientation of activities is done every Monday to understand all other programs we have in case you are flexible & interested to help other programs/activities. Opportunity to rotate to other program

Especialmente adequado para

Idade 14+
Solteiros
Casais
Famílias
Grupos
50+
Cadeiras de Roda

Sobre o programa

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do best without our volunteers. We would be honored to have your support in teaching our students & women nail art & beauty.

There are so many opportunities for us to put love and compassion out into our communities through the career that we love. We are looking for volunteers to teach our girls to nail art and beauty. Even a basic manicure to clean up the shape, Pedicures, Painting, Fuling, Gel, Acrylic and Nail art ...

Sobre o programa

There are so many opportunities for us to put love and compassion out into our communities through the career that we love. We are looking for volunteers to teach our girls to nail art and beauty. Even a basic manicure to clean up the shape, Pedicures, Painting, Fuling, Gel, Acrylic and Nail art techniques, and cuticle work, are some of the areas you can help. We also do for the homeless, children’s homes, retirement homes, nursing homes, and house-to-house visits, as one way of making them happy and loved. You can even pass out mini oils and a nail file to teen mums while delivering some basic education on nail care and how to find a safe salonThere is no force equal to a woman who Is determined to rise. We are at the forefront to ensure Women are empowered to their full potential.

Communication 

Immediately you arrive, it is reassuring to know you’ll be able to contact home and keep in touch with staff and volunteers during your stay. Here are some tips on communicating in Kenya

  • Mobile phone- It is a good idea to have a mobile phone with you while you volunteer. They allow you to reassure your family and friends to know that you will be contactable. A local SIM card will usually offer much cheaper local and international rates than your SIM from home. You can buy a local SIM from many shops in Nairobi, and the Kenyan team or another volunteer can tell you where to go. Safaricom is the largest network provider in Kenya. You can buy or rent a handset after you arrive, or alternatively bring one with you. Some smartphones (including iPhones) will not accept SIMs from other companies, so please check before you travel. 

  • Internet - The cheapest way to stay in touch with friends and family is via the Internet, email, social networks, and telecom services like Skype. Many volunteers also choose to write a travel blog, and volunteers who fundraise may have promised an email diary for their sponsors. There are two ways to access the internet in Nairobi: on the internet, Wifi in homestays, and cafes, or using a modem stick plugged into your laptop. 

Climate and Weather 
  • Like much of the rest of the world, Kenya's weather can vary widely. However, some obvious climatic patterns can tell you what to expect. There are two rainy seasons in Nairobi. The major rainy season generally falls between mid-March and the end of May. The minor rainy season generally falls between the beginning of November and the end of December. During these periods, you will see a fair amount of rain, especially in the evening and during the night. 

  • July and August we usually rain-free, although they can be quite chilly, especially at night. Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year- around 20' C during the day and chilly in the evenings. 

  • January and February are usually the hottest months.

  • It is safest to plan for the hot sun as well as pouring rain, whatever the month, a raincoat is necessary, as is sun cream. Remember that the sun is stronger on the equator

Clothes 

There are a couple of things to bear in mind when packing clothes for Kenya. The first is the weather - it can vary quite a lot, so it is best to plan for hot sun and pouring rain. You will need to dress to protect yourself from the sun but also be prepared for rain. Here is a suggestion of what to bring;

  • T-shirts 

  • Shorts 

  • Lightweight trousers and tops

  • Jumper and Jeans for the evenings 

  • Plenty of underwear 

  • Hait for sun

  • Sports clothing 

  • Trainers or boots 

  • Sandals 

  • Day shoes 

Packing

Below are some suggestions about what to pack. Everything on these lists is essential or useful 

  • Passport 

  • Yellow Fever vaccination certificate 

  • Travel pillow 

  • Towels 

  • Toiletries and sanitary products. Consider bringing dry shampoo wet wipes, and hand sanitizer

Tours and Safaris
 Weekends are made for exploring our country and Safaris ( Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for any safari outside Nairobi City like Masai Mara, and Samburu, they need at least 2 nights and 3 days to have enough experience). Safaris within Nairobi city or nearby can be explored for one day or two ( Saturday and Sunday). The organization is aware and more than happy to give you enough time to explore Kenya too because you are here to help at the same time make sure you experience Africa's lifestyle and culture. We will always give you time for that. In case you are also interested in safaris while volunteering us us, let us know to link you to our sister company that offers pocket-friendly Hotel reservations for weekend holidays, flight booking, Visa application, holiday vehicle arrangements, and travel insurance for our volunteers. It's a company that embarks on a thrilling adventure with Meaningful Travel, a premier travel company in Kenya, as we unveil our exciting lineup of upcoming tours and extraordinary destinations within this breathtaking East African gem. From the iconic savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the pristine beaches of the Kenyan coast, our meticulously crafted tours promise to immerse you in Kenya’s diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultures. Traverse the Great Rift Valley, witness the Big Five in their natural habitat, and engage with local communities in immersive cultural experiences. With Meaningful Travel, you’re not just exploring Kenya; you’re discovering its heart and soul. Join us on a transformative journey that showcases Kenya’s beauty and leaves you with memories to last a lifetime. Travel. dreams into reality.” The beautiful thing about booking a safari with us, all the cost recovery is donated back to the organization to keep one child in school. That is why we call it meaningful travel "traveling with a purpose".

Wish list 

To prepare for your work here, there are a few things you can do. We kindly ask you to check if you have any school materials (Schoolbooks -written in English-, pencils, toys, notebooks, rubbers, etc.) or electronics (laptop, tablet, Camera for documentary, smartphone/phone) you no longer use.

Unfortunately, resources are minimal here in Kenya, and any support is much appreciated. Your old schoolbooks can be given a second life for a great cause!

 

Do you want to be a volunteer superstar? You can multiply your impact by setting up a fundraiser.

Necessities like food, school tuition, ongoing School construction, or healthcare require funds. We understand that you can’t do it all, but maybe your friends, family, or colleagues can help you to make your visit even more impactful. We assure you; that it will be everyone’s best-spent money! Need help or materials for

promotion? Let us know, and we will provide you with promotional materials or you can access them from our social media or Google Drive. 







Dia típico

1. Volunteer task

We anticipate that;

  • You want to contribute, and 
  • As a person you are calm, embracing, and with no judgment 
  • You are passionate about making a difference to the target group or individual.

2.  Your induction and orientation

On your first day, you will receive a comprehensive induction ...

Dia típico

1. Volunteer task

We anticipate that;

  • You want to contribute, and 
  • As a person you are calm, embracing, and with no judgment 
  • You are passionate about making a difference to the target group or individual.

2.  Your induction and orientation

On your first day, you will receive a comprehensive induction to your new town. A staff member will take you on a tour of the surrounding area, and point out places that might be useful to you. You will also be taken to buy a local SIM card or exchange money if you need to. We value innovative ideas to make us serve others better hence we always encourage our volunteers to have creative ideas for serving the community better apart from assigning you our usual operations. 

Orientation of activities is done every Monday to understand all other programs we have in case you are flexible and interested in helping other programs/activities. When you rotate to other programs you get more exposure and be more impactful to many needy beneficiaries.  For example, you can be a Nail Art and Beauty teacher from France, and you can at the same time, help in teaching your language if you are good at life skills you can share with our high school students, if you are good at sports you can teach some sports you know, if you are good in mathematics you can teach at our school if you have the medical background you can volunteers some of your free time at our clinics. I recommend volunteers who are flexible to help in other areas if the program you have applied to is not that busy during your time in Kenya. Africa will be more fun and enjoyable and you can learn more than you expected. 

3. Daily program/ Timetable 

Volunteer work is during the morning hours every day, and in the afternoon, we have free activities such as sports, Kenya traditional dance classes, traditional cooking classes, and sports for those volunteers interested to learn, however, it's an optional offer depending on the number of volunteers interested to learn But mostly volunteers finish their volunteer work at 3:30 pm and go home direct to rest and prepare for the following days' activities. 

A typical day schedule will look like this with or without minor adjustments;

  • 8:30 am - We serve a delicious and healthy breakfast 
  • 9:00 am - 13:30 pm - Volunteer work as described above. 
  • 14:00 pm to 18:00 pm - Free time activities mentioned above (Optional)
  • 3:30 pm -  Break and prepare back home to rest
  • 8:00 pm - Dinner is served.




Actividades em tempo livre

Official languages are Swahili and English

  • Common swahili words
  • Hello: jambo/ hujambo/ ​salama.
  • How are you?: habari gani.
  • Fine (response): nzuri.
  • Goodbye: kwa heri/ kwa herini (more than one peson)
  • See you later: tutaonana.
  • Nice to meet you: nafurahi kukuona.
  • Goodnight: lala salama.

Wildlife

Kenya has a ...

Actividades em tempo livre

Official languages are Swahili and English

  • Common swahili words
  • Hello: jambo/ hujambo/ ​salama.
  • How are you?: habari gani.
  • Fine (response): nzuri.
  • Goodbye: kwa heri/ kwa herini (more than one peson)
  • See you later: tutaonana.
  • Nice to meet you: nafurahi kukuona.
  • Goodnight: lala salama.

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.

More than one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras participate in the migration across the Mara River.

The “Big five” game animals of Africa, that is the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephants, can be found in Kenya and in the Masai Mara and Samburu in particular.

A significant population of other wild animals, reptiles, and birds can be found in the national parks and game reserves in the country. The annual animal migration occurs between June and September, with millions of animals taking part, attracting valuable foreign tourism.

Two million wildebeests migrate a distance of 2,900 kilometers (1,802 mi) from the Serengeti in neighboring Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya, in a constant clockwise fashion, searching for food and water supplies. This Serengeti Migration of the wildebeest is listed among the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

Things to note throughout your stay in Kenya.

Nice places to visit in Kenya

  1. Samburu
  2. Fourteen falls
  3. Maasai village
  4. Kibera and Mathare slum
  5. Nairobi national museum and snake park
  6. Nairobi national park
  7. David sheldrick wildlife
  8. Bomas of kenya / Karen Blixen
  9. Kazuri beads factory and Giraffe centre
  10. Mt kenya
  11. Kiambethu tea farm in Limuru
  12. Tsavo national park
  13. Elephant hill hiking
  14. Amboseli national park
  15. Coffee farm tour
  16. Nairobi safari walk
  17. Maasai mara park
  18. Zip lining at Kereita


Requisitos

Requisitos

Idade mínima: 14 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 14 anos de idade na data de início do programa.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar Inglês (nível básico)

Documentos Necessários

Passport and any form of identification

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Outras Competências

• a social mindset • a good work ethic • the ability to work as part of a team • great communication skills • adaptability to different types of tasks • problem-solving ability • initiative • enthusiasm • resilience • a non-judgmental approach and respect for diversity • great cultural awareness • a professional attitude to work • strong regard for health and safety • eagerness to travel • dedication

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Segunda-feira, Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira e Sexta-feira

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por UCESCO Africa

In Summary, the fee includes:

  • Accommodation 
  • Wifi costs
  • Water and Electricity 
  • Airport Pick up
  • Program Orientation
  • Security 
  • Administration and on-site/in-country staff support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information and any services you need such as an invitation letter for your visa application
  • Background check fees
  • Meals (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • Letter of recommendation / Certificate of completion 

Not included in the fee:

  • Drop off 
  • Laundry
  •  Local SIM card you need to purchase
  • Tour / Safaris
  •  Volunteer T-shirt
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation to the project site
  • Airport return transfer

Recepção no aeroporto em Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

UCESCO-Kenya a staff member will be there to welcome you when you arrive at Nairobi Airport (NBO). From the airport, you will travel in our private car to your accommodation. Depending on traffic, this will be a 15-minute drive. Once you are done with the booking process, we share our whatsup number to keep in touch, especially during airport pick-up, it's easy and quick to communicate because there is always a wifi at the airport. 


N/B Just to remind you, sometimes luggage delays and we have seen our volunteer having a hard time as they are waiting for their luggage for three days, make sure at least the back bag/ the small bag you will be walking with, have all the basic items, and at least few clothes to change in case you luggage delays, At least make sure you can survive for two to three days but not always luggage delays but it happens. it's just a caution because we have seen volunteer forced to go the the mall to buy a few clothes to survive as they are waiting for their luggage to arrive, which is an unnecessary expense. 

Alojamento

  • All volunteer houses have running water. Volunteers should not drink tap water – instead, drink only bottled water
  • UCESCO- Kenya arranges accommodation for volunteers in a volunteer house or in homestays. Both our homestays and volunteer house are executive, spacious, beautiful, Well-finished apartment that is fully furnished with en-suite room features and en-suite bathroom. It's a place you can call home away from home. your stay is guaranteed to be comfortable, and memorable and a comeback is certain. The unit has a furnished living room fitted with armchairs, a flat-screen TV, Free Wifi, and a fully equipped kitchen in case you want to cook your own fast food apart from what we provide. Parking facilities are available and the premises are guarded by security personnel 24/7. 
  • Both Homestays and volunteer houses are located at Lower Kabete Road and Westlands, Nairobi, in a serene environment with friendly people, and proximity to major Shopping Malls such as Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre Mall, Springs Valley Mall, Ibis Hotel, KFC, GYM, Pizza Inn, Coffe cafes, Supermarkets, and Educational Centers such as the University of Nairobi and Kenya School of Government. Just a short drive from Westlands and is a great choice for volunteers to rest after hard work in the slums. They are also in a Great location…convenient for public transport to the city and many bars and restaurants nearby. 
  • Housekeeping is offered weekly (every Saturday) and change of beddings.  
  • Homestay volunteers can accommodate up to 3 volunteers same time, You will be living in a host family house and become a member of that family, which gives you the opportunity to learn their culture, learn a new language, and virtually do everything with them.

Alimentos e Bebidas

  • Cuisine

    Kenyans generally have three meals in a day—breakfast (kiamsha kinywa), lunch (chakula cha mchana), and supper (chakula cha jioni or simply chajio). In between, they have the 10 o'clock tea (chai ya saa nne) and 4 p.m. tea (chai ya saa kumi).

    Breakfast is usually tea or porridge with bread, chapati, mahamri, boiled sweet potatoes, or yams.

     Githeri is a common lunchtime dish in many households, while Ugali with vegetables, sour milk (mursik), meat, fish, or any other stew is generally eaten by much of the population for lunch or supper.

    Regional variations and dishes also exist.

    In western Kenya, among the Luo fish is a common dish; among the Kalenjin, who dominate much of the Rift Valley Region, mursik—sour milk—is a common drink.

    In cities such as Nairobi, there are fast-food restaurants, including Steers, KFC, and Subway. There are also many fish-and-chips shops.

    Cheese is becoming more popular in Kenya, with consumption increasing particularly among the middle class

  • We provide 2 meals per day because most of the lunchtime will always find you on the project site. You only need to buy some snacks or affordable food near your project site. Sometimes like in school you can share with the students but might not be good for your stomach because mostly we use Githeri ( Cooked Maize corns and beans together) which I guess might be difficult for your stomach to digest if you are not used to it. If you have any special dietary requirements e.g vegetarian or vegan, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but, as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible so you can adapt easily.

Acesso à Internet

Bom acesso no local do projecto

O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) em Nairobi. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para Quênia. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para Quênia proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO

Vacinas

Se pretende ser voluntário em Quênia deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para Quênia. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

1. Preparing for the arrival 

  • Volunteering in Kenya through our organization will be an exhilarating, horizon-widening time. You will find new friends and take on new challenges, experiencing a different way of life while you do so. To make the most of this opportunity, it is a good idea to make sure that you are as prepared as possible, both physically and mentally. 

2. When we need volunteers

  • Throughout the year.

  •  The exception is a teaching program that is available from January to May, and from July to November each year.

Disponibilidade
Jan Feb Março Abril Maio Jun Jul Ago Set Out Nov Dez

Preços do programa

1 semana (estadia min.) 376€
2 semanas 473€
3 semanas 704€
4 semanas 935€
8 semanas 1.857€
16 semanas 3.702€
28 semanas (estadia máx.) 9.148€
Preços médios 351€/semana

Preços do programa

351€ por semana 1 - 28 semanas Idade 14 - 50+

Métodos de Pagamento

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Duração

1 - 28 semanas

Depósito

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Pagamento final

O teu pagamento final será acordado com UCESCO Africa durante o processo de candidatura. As soluções comuns são ou através de transferência bancária ou pagamento em dinheiro no local do projecto.


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UCESCO Africa

Excelente 4.8 rating (99 revisões)

Non-profit - fundada em 2010

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Sobre o projecto

Our organization depends on the generosity of donors and volunteers to achieve our goals. There are different ways of supporting our cause and we welcome any help we.

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United Cultural Empowerment and Social Community Organization – Africa (UCESCO – Africa), is a Charitable NGO committed to supporting vulnerable women and children in marginalized communities in Kenya.

We do this through educationhealth care, and micro-business to emancipate families from poverty and empower them to take charge of their future.

UCESCO aims to build intercultural understanding through heritage protection and support for cultural diversity and human co-existence regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. 

WHAT WE DO

We focus on initiating and implementing projects that contribute to poverty alleviation in the community.

1. Slums and Rural Women's Economic Empowerment
2. Provide Free Health Care
3. Sanitation and Water Safety Programs
4. Early Childhood Development
5. Education and Talent Development
6. Sports and Social Engagements


VISION

Creating sustainable growth for diverse vulnerable populations.

MISSION

To support vulnerable women and children through education, health and micro-business boost to lift their families from poverty; and empower them to take charge of their own future.

MOTTO

Creating sustainable growth for diverse populations


Why choose us

UCESCO has a 100% safety record in Kenya and we mean to keep it. Our programs in Kenya are safe to experience. Generally, Kenyans are friendly people by nature, especially toward volunteers who are helping their community. We advise that no volunteer should be out after dark and that volunteers should stay indoors after 9 pm. Exceptions are made when volunteers are with UCESCO local volunteers or project staff. This is merely a precaution, but one that we expect all volunteers to keep. People may stop to say hello and it is polite to respond; however, they will understand if you are busy and cannot chat for long. Never accept an invitation to visit a stranger. We also recommend that you arrange medical, dental, and eye check-ups before you depart, to identify any issues that might affect your time in Kenya.


99 revisões · rating4.8

Dimitris Prokopis rating5

2023 at Local Women Empowerment-Assistant

I volunteered at UCESCO for one week by participating in a women’s empowerment project. It was a great experience. I met amazing people locals, volunteers and members of the organization, who were working wholeheartedly to support others and make an impact to the local community. Even though I ...
Kush Bhattessa rating5

2022 at Local Women Empowerment-Assistant

Very impactful organization that creates a positive impact in multiple fields. Also ensures safety of volunteers and takes amazing care of them and ensures they have fun. Highly ...
Nino Gdzelidze rating5

2019 at Local Women Empowerment-Assistant

My beautiful volunteer life in Kenya with UCESCO Africa. I was 8 years old when my mom first introduced me to Africa when she had me listen to a beautiful song in Swahili. As I grew up and started learning more about the continent I discovered Kenya and I instantly fell in love. So I made it my ...
UCESCO AFRICA NEEDS YOU. TRY THE MOST POWERFUL HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF YOUR PROFESSION AND YOUR LIFE. I am very moved to meet the students in Nairobi (Kenya) and offer them psychological support. Not to conform to Western standards, but to restore their dignity and value the immense human and moral ...
Christie Knight rating5

2024 at Teaching in School and Communities

UCESCO Africa are an incredible organisation doing so much to help. During my time away from work, I wanted to spend some time volunteering and giving back to a community who need it. There are many times in our lives where someone goes out of their way to give us an opportunity, help us, or simply ...
Greta Sorrentino rating4.6

2024 at Help Women through Micro-Finance Education

I participated in the program for two weeks, supporting the women's training center in creating different types of designs. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the training center and am very proud of the progress and the learnings that were exchanged during my stay. Overall, UCESCO is a great ...

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