• Destination:
  • Duration: 10 days

Volunteering is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteering benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. Volunteering is universal and inclusive, and recognizes diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

The aim of this Voluntourism Program is for participants to contribute to the Strategic Empowerment Program [SEP] and East Kano Community in a short space of time.

This volunteer program covers a range of Projects to address Education and Community Development in Kenya, specifically East Kano Community. It offers the volunteers an opportunity to engage in the development activities and interact with the local culture.

At the end of the structured 9 days, volunteers are encouraged to visit the world famous Masai mara game reserve. See the Masai Mara 3 day tour program.

The program runs 4 times in a year beginning the first week of the months of January, April, July and October. Please confirm your participation at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the program.

Day 1

Arrangements for this tour start in Nairobi Town on the first day

Accommodation: Hartbeest Camp

Meal Plan:None

Day 2

Transfer to Kisumu . Arrive for lunch

Orientation by the host in the afternoon

Day 3

Orientation,  Visit the Kit Mikayi rock formation hike and the kisumu museum tour.

Day 4

We depart after breakfast with game viewing enroute. Drop off at the airport  for your departure flight or your hotel if spending the night in Nairobi.

Day 5 to Day 10
East Kano

Arrangements for this tour start in Nairobi Town on the first day

For the 10 days it will cost you $1200 per person. This cost covers:

  • All costs relating to materials and local labour hire for community project
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • One night in Nairobi on Bed and breakfast
  • Local transport from Nairobi to kisumu
  • Local transport from Kisumu to Nairobi
  • Swahili/Luo Language and Cooking Lessons
  • Accommodation in shared rooms and meals during your 10 days stay.
  • 24/7 guidance and support provided by an experienced Team Leader and local staff

Community Construction and Community Development Project Examples:

1. Tree Nursery Management (Composting, Soil creation, Seedling beds, collecting seeds from community, planting)

2. Foresting Woodlot Program (Tree planting in schools, homes 10mx10m with natural fence)

3. Sports Carnival Program (Plan Carnival and Install Sports Equipment in schools)

4. Research Assistance (Baseline info, M&E)

5. Energy Saving Stoves/Jiko’s Sensitisation & Installation

6. Permaculture Club Program with Schools

7. Grey water Recycling Program (Banana Circle Installation in Homes and Schools)

8. Moringa Tree Project – Planting, Harvesting and Processing of Moringa

9. ECD Learning Material Development (painted walls and posters in schools)

10. Demonstration Site Learning Posters and Noticeboards at each project (e.g. Poster on Rearing Rabbits with noticeboard next to rabbit house, Poster on Natural Medicine with Noticeboard next to Medicinal Garden etc)

11. First aid kits in schools

12. Widow/Widowers or Simba (Youth) Mud House Construction

Prices  include:

  • Park entrance fees into the game reserves
  • The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver / guide
  • Meal plan as described in the itinerary
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Safari transport by our custom designed 6-8 seater safari van
  • Accommodation at the specified lodges/camps
  • Travel/flying doctors rescue services while on safari.
  • 1 litre of drinking water in the vehicle per person per day

Not included in the price:

  • Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages
  • Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips.
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Personal and baggage insurance
  • Airport tax (International pay direct)
  • Travel/medical/baggage insurance
  • Driver guide gratuities
  • Drinks/laundry (unless specified)
  • Dining rooms tips & Porterage

Volunteer In East Kano