NGO Nairobi, Kenya

8 reviews8

Stay in a typical Nairobi slum and experience a different life!

Help a sustainable project
4 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Make a real social impact
7 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Expand your social consciousness
5 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 12

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers


volunteers contribute $12 per day to cover expenses for food and accommodation and certificate processing.

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What you get


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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

On the first day, you'll be taken on a slum tour before you start working on the project. There will be an induction program to familiarize me with the program. Join us!

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 50 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Kenya

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 7 Creating true social impact
  • 5 Developing social awareness
  • 5 Meeting international travelers
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

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



I wasn't sure how I'll feel staying with a host an volunteering in a new continent but the host and the team made feel super welcome and helped me with every problem I had even when it did not relate to the organisation. They were all super sweet and kind and truly made me feel like a part of the family! The children are super sweet as well and welcome you with open arms as soon as you arrive! I loved teaching and playing with them! I truly think this was the best choice I could have made! Forever grateful to SYI and everyone I met while I was there❤️ I'll miss them so much

1 day ago

joshua replied

Thank you for your time with us, these kids and the team will always remember and Miss you.
All the best in all your endeavors.
You're always welcome to visit another time.



It was absolutely an amazing experience. The children were so cute and my host Lawrence and his family did everything they could to make me feel home and safe. Joshua was also amazing, he answered so many of my questions and helped me a lot. The children were so cute and for sure it's not an easy experience but it is one that will teach you a lot. If you have any questions do not hesitate to text me on whatshapp +41788049054. Thank you one again to the whole SYI Team I will never forget this new family❤️

6 days ago

joshua replied

Thank you for everything you did for Soweto Youth Initiative.
All the best and welcome to the family.



I had an amazing experience, everyone was really kind and friendly and the kids were so sweet and fun! The hours are flexible, they leave you time to move around and visit, and the work is pretty open as well, you can personalize the classes and bring your own experience and knowledge to the kids. For accommodations I felt 100% at home and safe, the host family feels like a second family to me, they were extremely helpful and kind and accompanied me everywhere I needed to go. I miss everyone dearly and hope to be able to come back.

2 months ago

joshua replied

We really appreciate you Gaia.
Your contribution to this project really made a difference to the lives of these kids and the community at large .
S.Y.I fraternity wishes you all the best in you future volunteering activities
Much love



Volunteering in Kenya with SYI is one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Not only have I gained so much experience, I've also made tons of new friends and found a new family. People from the organization, my host, other volunteers, and most importantly - the kids in the slum - they're all such wonderful and lovely human beings. I wish I could've stayed longer than just 3 weeks. Thank you very much for everything, the organization ❤️

6 months ago

joshua replied

Thank you so much Cynthia for the contribution you made to this project, you have touched so many lives.
We were so much Happy to have you and the memories we shared together will never be forgotten.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
It's our hope that you'll come back someday, welcome back.

Much love!



Nuestra experiencia en la organización ha sido increíble, nos hemos sentido acogidos en todo momento y acabas sintiéndote en casa! Es increíble el trabajo que realizan y lo satisfactorio que es sentir que estas aportando algo en el proyecto.

7 months ago

joshua replied

Thank you Maria and Alejandro for the time you spent with us at Soweto Youth Initiative. I wholeheartedly recommend them for any future volunteering activities and programs. They are responsible, dedicated hardworking, focused, open and ready to learn.

Best regards,


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