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Volunteer at our women's empowerment project in Kenya

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ORGANIZATION: Springs of Hope Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 17 people are interested
Volunteers

We run a free vocational training program for pregnant and young single mothers. The young women live at our facility in Nakuru for one year while learning tailoring and the business skills needed to open their own small business upon graduation. Our teenage mothers come from very poor rural areas where most girls do not have the opportunity to be educated beyond primary school. We are a small project. We are looking for volunteers to help with teaching English as a 2nd language, bookkeeping, and small business management. We also need help with our web page. Our home is new and large enough to accommodate up to 6 volunteers in a separate, private wing of the house. You will join the ladies and staff for Kenyan meals, which are predominantly vegetarian.
If you want to experience the awe-inspiring scenery of East Africa, see safari animals up close in the wild and make a real difference to a local community, volunteering in Kenya could be perfect for you! Working in Kenya is a real chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and try something completely different. Its stunning landscapes and natural beauty are known around the world, with truly amazing sights such as the Great Rift Valley. Safari is one of the things Kenya is most famous for and rightly so - elephants, giraffes, buffalo, leopards, zebras, and many more animals can be regularly seen in the wild. Kenya is also home to fascinating and often ancient traditions from the melting pot of so many tribal cultures.
With extensive recent droughts in the area, diversifying the economy of the local area is important and one method of doing so is through learning English to help with a trade. English can open up many new opportunities for these women.
Volunteering in Kenya would be best suited to someone happy to escape the hustle and bustle of contemporary life. However, we are located just a couple of kilometers from downtown Nakuru, where you can actually get a good cappuccino and a good, western-style meal. If you want a chance to experience the real unspoiled Africa, this is the opportunity of a lifetime!
Our home is new and large enough to accommodate up to 6 volunteers in a separate, private wing of the house. You will join the ladies and staff for Kenyan meals, which are predominantly vegetarian.
For further information about our organization and program please visit our web site www.springsofhopefoundation.org.

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About Springs of Hope Foundation

Location:

PO BOX 204, BIG BAY, MI 49808, US

Mission Statement

We run a free vocational training program for Kenyan women. The women live at our facility in Nakuru for one year while learning tailoring and the business skills needed to open their own small business upon graduation. Our students come from very poor rural areas where most girls do not have the opportunity to be educated beyond primary school. We are a small project funded entirely by donations.

Description



Springs of Hope Foundation is a United States IRS designated 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation and a registered charity in Australia.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
International
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

NakuruNakuru, Kenya

(-0.3031,36.08002)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Farming
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Nursing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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