Community Development Program in Kenya
Working in community development is perhaps one of the most in-demand, challenging, and diverse volunteer/internship opportunities available on a global scale today. What could be more rewarding than immersing oneself in a new culture and empowering communities by helping them achieve the awareness necessary to have greater control over their environment? Community development breaks down into many different categories, but is generally defined as social groups of people working together towards a common goal to build a stronger community.
Many community members are left to migrate to urban areas for survival, leaving their communities with less few economic opportunities and are forced to human resources and infusing their culture with other traditions and ideas, which alters the original culture. Different communities are farmers and cattle raring and keep looking for food for their livestock and water. Men and their boys move to different places to look for food for their livestock since some areas are very dry. Women and girls are left at home mostly to guard the homes and take care of babies.
You can immerse yourself into different cultures by involving yourself on daily life activities and collaborate with people by sharing ideas and promoting projects. Local traditions are unique and locals are more than happy to show visitors everything about their customs. In addition, you can share your own culture in return. You can get involved to community development activities including;
- Water conservation and sanitation.
- Working on Girl child project,
- Agriculture and faming.
- Building new projects like schools and renovations.
This program is designed for
To volunteer in kenya, there are no specific qualifications or skills required. Volunteers are to be open-minded, flexible, patient, caring and motivated. An appreciation for cultural awareness and preservation is necessary.
International volunteers in Kenya exchange cultural ideas and work experience to contribute new ideas for community work. As a community development volunteer in rural Kenya,activities will vary based on experience and skills. Examples possible projects are:
• Integrating in and understanding traditions of community members.
• Teaching locals about your own culture
• Assisting them on how to conserve water
• Educating and helping the locals expand upon sanitation.
• Teach them on doing farming.
• Working on a community clean ups.
• Help them improve healthcare and reduce diseases.
• Help in building a school or hospital,or rehabilitaton centre.
• Fundraising for a specific project.
• Help in women empowerment projects.
Registration Fee: US $249
1 Week Program Fee:
Extra Per Week:
4 to 5 hours a day
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What is included in My program fee?
We always provide comfortable accommodation suitable to the program module and location. Typically, that might mean a home stay or during your selected program. All rooms always include WiFi.
From the time you arrive in the country, we will make sure your trip runs smoothly. We show you the best places to eat, banks, point of interests, and are there for all questions.
Your experience includes a weekly meal plan of hearty and healthy local fare. The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.
Weekends are free for making your own culinary explorations
A monetary donation goes directly to the project where you will be volunteering. This money is used to help the project purchase material they need on a daily basis, meals or pay other expenses they have.
You always learn and enjoy more when you are relaxed. That’s why we build in a weekly selection of activities, excursions, events and outings into our tours, language courses, volunteer service. From Salsa, to hiking a active volcano!
Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.
Airport pick up in private shuttle to your accommodation.
Mentorship & SUPPORT
Adventure worry-free, knowing you are supported by VAGT 24/7. Your VAGT expert helps you choose the right program for your needs and prepares you for the journey ahead. We even offer the peace of mind of a comprehensive medical, cancellation and interruption insurance plan.