Location
  • Kenya
    • Nairobi
Length
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
Swahili
Age Min.
18
Age Max
70
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Senior Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
200
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Jan 06, 2020
Aug 21, 2020
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About Program

Join us working hands and feet on the street alongside the children who live on the streets on Kenya. Volunteering with our street children program will give you the opportunity to help one or more children who are living their lives daily on the street. These children do not
have family, they live, eat and sleep on the streets and in parks. They can often be found begging in downtown the city centre where they can sometimes be harassed and arrested, by helping to feed them we can take some of that pressure of of them.

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Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn Swahili from the children
  • Safari in Kenya

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Salome
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Yes, I recommend this program

The Most Inspiring Children

My month in Kenya was the most invaluable experience I have ever had! I spent my time working with children that live their lives on the streets of Nairobi. I worked alongside the CEO and the Vice chair to give some of the children food.
I felt safe. The NGO leaders have plenty of experience on the streets and clearly maintain a positive relationship with the children. I could sense immediately there was mutual trust!
On my first visit we met with about 26 boys. We ended up taking them to a nearby restaurant to eat. I got to know them - they told me their stories and what they dreamed of becoming. They were so welcoming and I will never forget the smiles on their faces when their bellies were full of hot food.
They are the most resilient and inspiring children I have ever, ever come across. Their world is so difficult, but I could tell that a bit of love and kindness goes a very long way for them.
The highlight for me was that we got chatting to a boy called Ben for a long time and he told us that he really wanted to go back to school. He was a really bright and fun kid. A few days later we managed to get him off the street, a place in a children’s home and a sponsorship for school!
It is the best thing to have ever been a part of!
This program is definitely for people who want to make a difference in children’s lives.

What was your funniest moment?
When one of the boys handed me a very large cricket. I thought it was a sweet and I took it in my hand. It was so funny because I screamed immediately. We were all in stitches!
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