Agatha Amani House

Come help in our Permaculture Shelter. A safe place for victims of of domestic or sexual violence. A place to learn new skills, a place to be your happy self.

Those that are inclined to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable that are living with very little, will find this a very fulfilling place to volunteer. We are also very nature conscious and very interested in environment restoration, renewal and sustainability using permacultural methods and other Eco-friendly methods.

We are a fairly new shelter in operation, with residents and a working farm. This is a great opportunity for a person to learn and make a difference while receiving a great cultural experience. Come help us serve, connect and grow.
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no person can sincerely try to help another without helping themselves." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
In addition to volunteer opportunities we offer internship positions and supervision can be provided. We have worked with international and local universities.

Our project is a grass roots women's shelter in Kenya, East Africa for victims of sexual and domestic violence. It is the first shelter of its kind in the country.
Our ladies are from very marginalized poor backgrounds and have suffered terrible ordeals. Many have no where else to go after years of abuse.
Our services include safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, education and transitional assistance done through placement, vocational guidance and training.

All our programs and activities at the shelter assist the residents and the shelter towards becoming self-sustaining. Our aim is to have a shelter that uses Eco-friendly, self-sustaining products and that uses the farm as the main way to sustain the shelter needs and producing for most of it own needs. We have recently introduced permaculture and vertical gardening. Our power source is solar and biogas. We also have a good water collection system and have recently drilled our own borehole/water well. Recycling is essential.

We are also in the process of initiating a new program introducing mental health and coaching and would really welcome some help. We also partner with nearby schools and have started family life classes programs. It is beautiful and the experience of working with this organizations would be very rewarding. We are also looking for a single person or couple seeking a long term stay in Kenya where you can volunteer and contribute your passion for a community-based nonprofit.

In Addition, If you are planning on visiting Kenya, this is a wonderful opportunity. Beautiful people with beautiful sceneries. Naivasha is a popular destination place. You can enjoy affordable safaris. We have the only freshwater lake in the East Rift valley with lots of activities around the lake and the surrounding areas including site seeing, hiking and camping. Parts of the movie Out of Africa was shot near lake Naivasha. The Elsamere Conservatory by lake Naivasha was home to Joy Adamsomn-- "Born Free" . Discover this and many other hidden treasure around Naivasha and its history. Did you know we(Naivasha) are one of the largest producers of cut flowers in the world? There are many different types of transportation available and transfers from the airport are easy. We can help you make any arrangements you need assistance with.

My staff are all trying our best to do something that has not been done in Kenya (A shelter for victims of domestic violence) therefore we are very open to new ideas and always evaluating what we are doing. We try our level best to have a family atmosphere. As a volunteer based organization with very limited resources, we cherish our volunteers and try our best to make their stay enjoyable. We are looking for volunteers on an on going basis. This can be short term and even longer term with both basic and or advanced skills in exchange for free food and accommodation. We are looking for skills such as project coordination and management, farming skills (both animal and plants), handyman-ship, cooking/culinary skills, Nutrition, House keeping, health and hygiene, education including teaching English, marketing, computers, social media, blogging, social work, counseling, community outreach and mobilization ( by going with our social worker in the community to build awareness of the availability of a shelter for battered women and organizing for those that fit the criterion for being received to the shelter) , advocacy(advocating in the community for the those that are abused and referring them to the necessary offices), fundraising for the different various need of the organization, promoting gender equality helping create and deliver women empowerment skills, plus having fun. Ladies share the house with our ladies and live with them. They are not private rooms but a room is share by four.(2 double Decker beds). Men would have to stay at one of our trustees home off site or make other arrangements offsite nearby since it would be odd staying at a woman's shelter. Men receive free meals(3 per day) but have to pay for their room which can be rented from a neighboring apartment for $20 dollars a month if available. We do not own the rooms. They are very modest 4 walls but we provide free bedding's for the volunteers. All meals can be shared with our residents and meals are mainly vegetarian. Volunteer are asked to help and participate in meal preparation and other house chores.


Avaliações

5.0
(5 avaliações)5

Anfitrião & Equipe

4.5

Horas & Atividades

4.5

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

4.5

Estados Unidos

5

The Agatha Amani House is an incredible program. The women are absolutely amazing and everyone is so nice. You really can choose what you do to help the project out, there is a lot of flexibility to allow you to work with what you're good at. If you want to teach classes mainly, classes will be provided to you. If you want to focus mostly on the permaculture, then that's available to you, too. There are so many projects you can dip you hands into from painting, to childcare or sewing to farming. The experience overall was incredible and I wouldn't have exchanged it for anything else!

8 meses atrás


Nyakio respondeu

Maya has am amazing energy. Very loving and fun. Easy going and so willing to help. The women loved having her and they reported learning so much from her. She makes the place come to life. It was great having her with us. Maya it is my hope that our paths meet again. Thank you too for helping with the Jijenge progect.

Argentina

5

I had a great and a special time in AAH with the staff, volunteers, residents (the women) and their kids.
I'm sure you're going to find something that you like and that you find interesting between the social work and the environmental programs.
Talk with the staff when you think that they are given you more tasks that you can handle. They will understand you, but maybe they are not aware of the hours of work that imply the tasks they are giving you because of the amount of work that they already have.
I assure you that you'll have an amazing experience in AAH. I want to come back some day!!

mais de 1 ano atrás


Nyakio respondeu

Thanks Felipe for a wonderful time and sharing your skills and love. I missed the lessons on Happiness that you taught the women so you will have to come back and teach me:)
Felipe is such a generous and loving soul. Those who will experience his presence are blessed! May you be blessed Felipe and may you touch lots of hearts. Please come back some day! soon maybe? Love you.

Estados Unidos

5

I loved my time at Agatha Amani House. Nyakio is a great host and the program is very organized, so I could settle to settle into my work well. I learned so much and was able to push myself to contribute in multiple areas. The women are absolutely wonderful, I miss them already! I also had plenty of time to explore the area on my days off with the other volunteers, which was super fun. Overall, this was an amazing experience.

mais de 1 ano atrás


Nyakio respondeu

And we loved having you with us. You light up the place. Thank you for all the different activities you helped with and thank you especially for taking up the POD project.

Estados Unidos

5

This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
I was able to immerse myself in the safe house and carry out my tasks.
The people here are lovely and great.
You will have the absolute best time.

quase 2 anos atrás


Nyakio respondeu

Thanks Noor. We really appreciated having you with us and wish you wonderful travels.

Brasil

5

Agatha é um lugar apaixonante! O projeto é incrível, Nyakio é uma mulher que vai te inspirar, como todas as que estão na casa. Elas vão te trazer uma nova visão do que é ser mulher. Você terá a oportunidade de uma imersão no mundo feminino! O seu dia já começará reflexivo: pela manhã, após o café da manhã, uma frase é escolhida e lida para para se pensar sobre. Durante a tarde você terá várias atividades de diversos assuntos como cozinha, arte, habilidades... lá é assim: sempre aprendendo e dividindo! Espero poder voltar um dia. Foi inspirador!

quase 5 anos atrás


Nyakio respondeu

Thank you Be for being a part of our project and willingness to continue to help. We hope to meet again one day.


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