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GVDAMLTV21 KENIA KENIA EDU,KIDS 01/01/2018 31/12/2018

GVDAMLTV21: SHELTER CHILDRENS HOME NGONG

Shelter is a children's home located just outside of the Ngong Hills at an old Masaai Town approximately 40km from Nairobi and was set up around 12 years ago. The orphanage is home to almost 200 boys and girls from the ages of 2-18 years old.
Over 75% of the children are orphaned from HIV/AIDS with the rest being street children,
abandoned, or from destitute families that cannot provide them with the proper care necessary for their upbringing, leaving the children destitute were it not for the existence of Shelter. The orphanage provides the children with a home, food, clothing and an education. Privately run, Shelter receives minimal government funding and survives on the support of a few donors
and sponsors. The orphanage works to empower the children and help them recognize the reality of a future through education. The only means by which the children can overcome
their devastating past is through the dreams and hope of a future.


Essential Duties

Shelter children’s home Ngong in Kenya focus primarily on offering formal and informal schooling opportunities while offering the children a safe room for both living and studying. There are many
areas where volunteers can support the ongoing activities of these orphanages. Depending upon the individuals’ interests and skills, volunteers may usually be involved in any of the following activities:
• Teach English in orphanages or schools (when the children of the orphanages go to their respective schools during the day)
• Help children with sanitation issues such as: brushing teeth, showering, and establishing and maintaining personal hygiene
• Organize games, drawing lessons, singing sessions, dancing, and other creative, educational and extracurricular activities
• Help with homework; monitoring academic progress, and ensuring children complete their next day’s homework
• Child care services for orphans who cannot go to school (i.e. games, singing, praying, etc.)
• Skill-training for the children who cannot go school
• Help in food distribution, kitchen work/duties, garden maintenance
• Help in other activities or programs designed for children
Day 1: Arrival and pick upfrom the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to host family home or hostel.
Day 2: Morning: registration and start of orientation. About 4 hours lecture at the home of your host. Topics covered during orientation lecture will include East African culture, history, customs, politics, geography, and necessary health precautions, and various other topics, such as the diversity
of Kenyan life. Afternoon is free for exploring rural Kenyan life and getting to know your host family.
Language: English
Duration of the project: The program will run for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6 months. The program is running throughout the year.
Orientation: Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated by a member of the community or staff member within a walking distance to the project. Meals will be provided in the host family
Location: Ngong, Kajiado County
Age range: 18 and over
Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months