Gark Children's Village (KEN-13)


Type: Children - Country: Kenya

Brief description and main aims

- Protection of interests and promotion of welfare of all children in the republic of Kenya.
- Increase levels of literacy and self-development among the children for self-reliance and self-employment within and away from the family.
- Improve income levels of very needy families to overcome acute problems of poverty and access basic needs for their children.
- Establishment and maintenance of model homes and reserve centres, which offer temporary shelter and protection to children in difficult circumstances.

Main Activities

Teaching the children in nursery school. Social work and providing counselling. Giving talks on HIV/AIDS.

Volunteer tasks

- Going to primary and secondary schools to give talks on HIV AIDS.
- Teaching in the nursery school.
- Helping in the kitchen and farm.
- Social work e.g. admission of children in the home and restoration back to their families when time is right, identification of needy children through home visits, assisting children at the home with their homework, organising recreational activities for the children.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Interests in children matters. Preference to female volunteers.

Location

Located 1 km from Isiolo town in the eastern province.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Will be given a room to stay and a kitchen for cooking, but the volunteer is free to eat with the children in the dining hall or with the staff when she feels like.

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