It has always been the dream of our daughter to go to Kenya and volunteer at an orphanage. As we searched the internet for volunteer programs, KVCDP caught our eye because it was a grass roots program where local citizens were making a difference in their own community. Jacky and Albert recognize the need in the communities they serve and place volunteers in programs where they can immerse themselves in the experience to the fullest extent. The staff, Wilfred and Emily, at the orphanage were very accommodating and friendly. Every day we were involved with the children's activities as well as the various chores required to keep the orphanage operational. We also had many opportunities for home visits with the caretakers of the orphans and elders of the community. The whole experience was very moving and it was hard to leave the children.
No trip to Kenya is complete without seeing the many wonderful sights it has to offer. We took advantage of the volunteer travel program offered by KVCDP to visit Lake Nakuru National Park and participate in a safari in the Masai Mara. The scenery and views of the wild animals were breathtaking.
I would highly recommend the KVCDP program. It was a very rewarding experience. Our daughter returns every year to the orphanage to visit the children.