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GVDA012/02 KENIA LOCATION:LIKONI REGION:MOMBASA ORPHANS&HEALTH 06/12/2018 26/12/2018

The Child of Mercy Children’s Centre

 

The Child of Mercy Children’s Centre was formed in 2010 by Jessica Opisa with 8 children living in a rented bungalow. We then joined her as Trustees to assist in the Development of the organization and with a clear goal of creating one of the best run Orphanages in the area. We strived to create a home for the children were they could be safe, well cared for, educated and grow up in a happy and disciplined environment.

From those early beginnings we gradually moved forward and now have 44 children and our own premises (Kernow House) in a half acre plot which we purchased in 2012. We are located in Likoni near to Shelly Beach not far from the Likoni ferry which connects to Mombasa.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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 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 to school
•Help in food distribution, kitchen work/duties, garden maintenance
• Help in other activities or programs designed for children who cannot go school
•Help in food distribution, kitchen work /duties, garden maintenance
• Help in other activities or programs designed for children

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in the host family. Accommodations are very simple, there is running water and meals will be prepared by volunteers. Beds and Mattresses will be provided.

Volunteers Skills and Interests

Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient motivated to learn about conservation, to work with children and adults and ability to speak English.

Project Fees

250 EUROS which includes project work, housing, all Meals, transport from the airport pick up/return and to the project site, and 24 hours on side staff support.

Orientation

Orientation will begin in the morning of the 5th December 2018 at GVDA offices and you will be Picked up from accommodation and taken to the orientation will be conducted by GVDA staff in Nairobi and cover everything you need to know about your project placement. Introduction to Kenya and Coast, coastal customs, language and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Kenya. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and socializing.

Leisure activities

 

Most of our free time will be spent sharing culture and friendship with local community members and the other volunteers on the project. There will be an opportunity to visit the coastal region.