The region is one of the most neglected in terms of lack of education and rampant drug abuse and alcoholism among the youth. Topping it is the rising number of HIV/AIDS and lack of adolescent sex education. GWC has worked out some friendly and beneficial projects for its volunteers. Volunteers being young and educated can mingle with the young local community with ease. This will help them understand their issues and offer help. The volunteers will involve in Youth awareness and mobilization activities to create awareness on a range of issues that have been apparent as myths within the community. These issues include HIV/AIDS, minor sexual and reproductive health and family planning, alcohol and drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy, and gender-based violence. The volunteers will make these sessions very interesting and fun filled with easy to reach methods for a deeper impact of the program. This will be a lifetime experience to the volunteers who would get to help the youth and community and will also develop good bonding with co participating volunteers coming from different international cultures. Volunteers may also take a break from charity and visit some nearby attractions to have some relaxing fun moments. Join hands with GWC and help mobilize the youth and transform a community towards better living.
Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.
Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi International Airport, from where you will be taken to your respective accommodation. At GWC office, you will be introduced to our staff and will be more of a familiarization trip.
Day 2 – 17: Work at Project Location in the first half of the day (Please refer Project Highlights for details). During the second half you will be required to visit community, interact with them gain more understanding of the issues they face at grass root level, help them address it through drama, plays or any fun filled activities. On weekends the volunteers are encouraged to visit tourist spots and other picnic spots for much needed relaxation.
Day 18: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.
GWS partner organizations at Kenya will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. During the work camp, your accommodation would be made accessible either with a host family, in a project hostel, in a dormitory or a Home base. The living conditions depend upon the area you are assigned with, you may have not have continuous supply of electricity for example. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) meals a day including local delicacies like rice, bread, beans and vegetable with occasional supplement of chicken or mutton. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Kenyan culture and lifestyle closely.