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Kipepeo Community Empowerment

Child Care Assistant & Supporter

This Program caters for the poor in a developing community in Kenya. Experience every day life in Kenya and help supporting children in local orphanages.

About Us

Kipepeo Community Empowerment  project aims to empower young people to make sound career and life decisions as they transit from high school to the next phase of their lives. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the local communities in Emuhaya District trough sustainable local development initiatives.

About the Program

In this program you will work with children who are from 0-17 years old. Children in our orhanage  are made more vulnerable because of HIV/AIDS. Most of them have lost both of their parents to HIV/AIDS, and were made vulnerable because of the following factors that result from HIV/AIDS. Many are HIV positive, live without adequate adult support in a household with chronically ill parents. A household that has experienced a recent death, a household headed by a grandparent or headed by a child. 

The Kipepeo Community Empowerment program offers the children an opportunity to show their potentials, skills and talents by giving educational support and library services whereby the children are accessible to a wide range of materials that support their education and strengthens their capacity to perform in schools.

This program involves educational support initiative, basic needs support, school reading, career path guiding and counseling.


Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Volunteers will generally work for 7-8 hours a day for 5 days a week

Typical Tasks are:

  • Feeding the children
  • Bereavement/ psychological counseling.
  • Educational support- part time studies.
  • Joining recreational activities- games.
  • Training of caregivers in HIV prevention and Home Based Care.
  • Teaching health care and hygiene
  • School reading program.

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV, any testimonials and recommendations
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Child care, teaching, playing, dancing, computer
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Kipepeo Community Empowerment are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

During their free time volunteer can engage in home visits of the school pupils, joining recreational activities, like playing games, hiking  in the hills, running sack races, visiting Kakamega rainforest on a long weekend, going for a boat ride in lake Victoria, visiting Kisumu museum, going shopping and access to fast internet services in Kisumu City which is 30 kilometres from our project location. The volunteers can also join music concerts for the night, go for safari tours in Maasai Mara National Reserve,  visiting lake Nakuru National Park, climbing mount Longonot, or bike tour in Hell's Gate National Park.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$69
/week
$69
/week
4 - 48
weeks
4 - 48
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by Kipepeo Community Empowerment

Kipepeo Community Empowerment offers the volunteers accommodation and prepares the food ( three meals a day).

Accommodation

It’s located near the organization office and you will stay with a member of KCEP, you receive your own separate room, the bathroom is outside the house. The house is equipped with electricity supply and water available on the tank.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided, vegetarian food also is provided based on the volunteers dietary needs.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$275.00
5 weeks
$344.00
6 weeks
$413.00
7 weeks
$481.00
11 weeks
$756.00
19 weeks
$1,306.00
48 weeks (max. stay)
$3,300.00
Average fees
$69.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Luanda/Kenya between 4 weeks and 48 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Kipepeo Community Empowerment will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Kipepeo Community Empowerment during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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