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ORGANIZATION: The Wandering Aardvarks

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One of the biggest problems facing Kenyan cities is the rise in numbers of street families. Due to the high level of poverty in the country, most of these families have only the street to call home. Sadly, the highest proportion of people on the streets are children between the ages of 0-15. This is due to children leaving their families to flee domestic violence from their family members.

Ultimately, we want to take these children of the streets but at the moment they have no place to go. Therefore, the best way we can help them at the moment is to equip them with the skills they need to develop a business. We also assist with psychoeducation that will educate them on basic life skills that they sadly won’t have got from their own families. This includes, for example, educating them about drugs and alcohol so they don’t turn to them.

With the street program a volunteer has an option of sponsoring a kid through school, once we rescue a child we assign them to an orphanage where they can live and find them a school nearby where they can attend. If a volunteer decides to sponsor the child we assign a team member to do follow ups and keep the volunteer updated on the progress of the child.

New light:

New light is a mini-program where we attempt to reconnect a street kid with their family. Together with the volunteer, we track down the children’s family and attempt t reunite them. Of course, we can only do this is the child will be welcomed and wanted by their family and we know that we are not putting the child at any risk of violence or neglect once they are reunited and living under the care of their families.

Some of the children may have been rejected by their families due to disabilities or health conditions. If this is the case we would attempt to contact the families and provide them with the support and psycho-education they require to be able to look after their child.

Programme requirements:

This program requires the volunteers to be able to build a good rapport with the street children. For this reason, we ask for at least 2 weeks of your time as its unlikely that in 5 working days the children will feel comfortable enough to open up to you.

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About The Wandering Aardvarks

Location:

1546-00902, Nairobi, Kikuyu 00902, KE

Mission Statement

The Wandering Aardvarks focus on travel and charity in East Africa. We aim to provide a forum that brings together travellers, tourism service providers and local communities in a bid to change lives and make our world a better place for everyone.

Description

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer where you can make a real difference? Unsure just what to do to make it happen? Not sure what program is right for you? The Wandering Aardvarks are here to tailor a volunteering experience that is just right for you. Not only will we plan the perfect program for your volunteering experience, using our connections throughout Kenya, we are also here to assist you in planning the perfect safari to explore not just this beautiful country of ours but also further afield.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Wed Mar 06, 2024 - Tue Jun 04, 2024

WHERE

NairobiNairobi, Kenya

(-1.29207,36.82195)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Sports Coaching
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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