Wema Hospital

Caring, Mentoring and Playing with Children

Nairobi , Kenya show on map

Non-profit | Wema Hospital

A rescue centre for children under the age of 18 years in the upcounrty town of kisii. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples

This programme entails the volunteers working in a children's home in the town of kisii which is 4 or 5 hours away from the capital city of nairobi. The home acts as a school for early childhood development  (ECD ) and has school going kids up to grade 8,which is entry to secondary education in kenya. The little kids here need special care since some of them are as young as days year olds. 


The volunteers work with caregivers at the home, social workers and teachers. This is tailored for guys who have an interest in education or languages or human development. The home is run by various partner organisations and donations from well wishers, we partner them since they offer our volunteers valuable lessons in taking care of the kids. Volunteers interested in behavioural studies of children also have an excellent opportunity to learn since the home has various cadres of children. The town of kisii is fairly urbanised and is served by tarmac roads, piped water, shopping malls, banks that support Visa or Mastercard, social amenities, stable 3G Internet in cyber café. This an opportunity for those willing to escape from the hassle of city life and want a quiet environment to volunteer in. 

Volunteers have a responsibility of organising the classes, working with the teachers in preparing class notes, filling social work notes for family re integration, feeding the kids, playing and any other roles that might be assigned from day to day. This being an orphanage the surrounding areas are full of playing area, classes, kitchen and dormitories. You'll find teachers and social workers full time at the home. The basic day begins with prayers and songs then classwork, tea breaks, lunches, games time and cleaning time. 

Free-time activities

Kenya being a safari destination for tourists, our programmes has established links to various destinations for our volunteers. The famous maasai mara, the Kenyan coastal town of mombasa with its sandy beaches. Various game parks like tsavo or Amboseli at the foot of Mt kilimanjaro, all this at competitive rates. There is also an aspect of home stay visits to various community homes to have a feel of different ways of life.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking

Program 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
Education Requirements
Any at Pre University level
Required Documents
CV and proof of education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good inter personal relations and team player.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Wema Hospital (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Wema Hospital

The fee includes administration fees and the program fee.
Administration fee goes towards costs covered by the organisation and in helping the organisation cover it's expenses.
Program fee covers the needs of the volunteers for the whole duration of their stay and consumables. Airport pickup, food & drink and accommodation are also included.

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Airport pick up and drop off to the programme site and from the site. Once confirmation travel plans are furnished with us, we send our programme officer to the airport to pick our volunteers in our vehicles. And this is done again once the volunteers finish their respective programme. It's our belief that once you've shown interest in us, you belong to our community hence being treated as one of our own.

Accommodation

One double room with toilet and shower with common area and kitchen. There's a cable TV on the common area or sitting room for international media and programmes. It's advisable to be at the respective rooms for private studies or need for privacy as the common areas must be busy.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner . Breakfast is served traditional and contemporary western on selected days of the week though volunteers have a choice of local and western taste. Since most of the day the volunteers are out, there's no lunch except weekends. Dinner is selected on a mixture of local delicacies and western food throughout the week. There's provision for vegetarians and normal diets.

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.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,800.00
5 weeks
$2,250.00
6 weeks
$2,700.00
7 weeks
$3,150.00
9 weeks
$4,050.00
11 weeks
$4,950.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$10,800.00
Average fees
$450.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi /Kenya between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Wema Hospital will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.
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 Wema Hospital during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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