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NGO Makuyu, Kenya

4.5
(29 reviews)29

Make an impact by helping our nursery children! Free Food/Board

Help a sustainable project
3 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

6h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Photography
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Our initiative is a nursery/day care. The children ages range from 3 to 5. Our mission is to provide underprivileged children with an opportunity to escape the vicious cycle of poverty by providing the children with a safe place to learn so that they can reach their full potential.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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29 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

NGO

4.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Creating true social impact
  • 3 Developing social awareness
  • 3 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 1. No poverty
  • 3 2. Zero hunger
  • 3 4. Quality education

Zimbabwe

5

I had a wholesome experience volunteering at MEI. The staff were friendly and made my stay comfortable. Thank you to Pauline, Helen, Lilian, Francis…😊. The children are super awesome and so friendly, they are ever smiling and trust that you will receive a lot of hugs 🫂 . I enjoyed spending time with them as well as volunteering in the kitchen. I learnt how to make chapati. I highly recommend volunteering at MEI.

8 months ago

France

3

Pavel offers to the children: quality the organization, food all day long, a place where they can feel safe… The staff also does an incredible job. However, I think the project and the missions of the volunteer side must be rethought. For having done several volunteer missions before, there is very little work to do in Makuyu as a volunteer. We agreed with the other volunteers on this point, which unfortunately can make the days very long. So before to come, be sure that other responsibilities and tasks are thought out and put in place… at the risk of feeling very little useful.

10 months ago


Pavel replied

Dear Manon,

I appreciate your constructive respond. We transitioned from a children's school to a pre-school after the pandemic hit. While we were a children's home, the children were with volunteer 24/7. However, now, we need to restructure the program a little bit to take into account what volunteers can do when the children are no longer with us. We appreciate you coming and hope you'll visit us again.

United States

4

The staff including the teachers and the cooks were very good to me. I appreciated how either Helen or Lillian would cook for us and make sure the volunteers had enough to eat, and hot bathing water. The facilities could be improved. The toilet was a hole in the ground and the bathing room could not be latched from the inside. I requested some nails on the inside of the door so clothes could be hung instead of being put on the floor. A new building was being built when I left, they said would have running water instead of having to fetch it out of a well.

10 months ago

Uruguay

5

An amazing experience. The duties consist of daily activities, laundry, cleaning and cooking. I hope I have been useful, the kids are away most part of the day but one tries to get good quality moments with them while they are there. I filled my heart of love, I will miss the good nights kiss. Love you all, hope to meet you again !!

over 4 years ago

Brazil

5

I had the best experience of my life! The kids and the children's home are amazing! You learn about the truth love and what is really important in this life! I loved so much my days there and I already miss everyone! ♥️

over 4 years ago

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