The ambassadorship offers a diverse learning experience through advocacy, fundraising, and time living in Kenya. Participants are given the opportunity to help others, practice professionalism, cultivate an understanding of hardships Flying Kites and related organizations encounter, and play an important role in the groundbreaking process that provides care for impoverished children and increases the well-being of a community in Kenya.
In addition to fundraising and in-field experience, the Ambassador Program encourages continued advocacy and interaction with Flying Kites and issues facing Kenyans. Advocacy campaigns can range from speeches and presentations to auctions and film screenings all to support the work of Flying Kites and spread the word.
Flying Kites' staff helps ambassadors to reach fundraising goals before, during and after their program in Kenya. The fundraising goals may be high but are still manageable when the right motivation is applied.
Part of the money raised will cover the costs of hosting each ambassador during their stay in Kenya, including three meals per day, accommodation, and transportation from the airport. Volunteers are responsible for their own flights and travel expenses.
About the provider
Flying Kites works to improve childcare standards and accessibility of opportunity for the poorest children in the world. As a non-profit organization, Flying Kites aims to provide the children opportunities to succeed in a fast-paced world and contribute to society through education, imagination, and resolution. They will be able to give back to their community by focusing on compassion, advocacy, and leadership.
Flying Kites emphasizes assisting children in need globally through the Ambassadors Program at the Flying Kites Leadership Academy, a home and school for neglected, abused, and orphaned children in Kenya. Located at the foot of the Aberdares Mountains, the academy has become a safe home for many vulnerable children.