Famed for the warrior tribesmen of
the Masai Mara, Kenya is a country of wild beauty. Snow capped
mountains reside in the east with parched savannahs across
the interior. Kenya is favourite destination for volunteers
who want to experience Africa at its most raw and exciting.
Our volunteer work projects include turtle conservation at
Mombasa, creating turtle conservation groups and raising international
awareness over the plight of sea turtles. If you prefer a
hands on approach to ecotourism, volunteers can work on projects
along the Rift Valley, where you can help to build an observatory
for bird watchers. Either way there's a whole wealth of volunteer
opportunities in Kenya. Check out our other placements by
clicking on the Volunteer Kenya links below.
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Volunteer in Kenya and you'll spot the incredible wildlife,
admire the stunning Rift Valley and the famous Masai Mara
whilst volunteering for various projects in this amazing country.
However, these aside, volunteering in Kenya is not without
its difficulties. In Kenya children are abandoned, there are
high birth rates and deforestation. These all remain serious
problems and aid is needed to help tackle these issues. Get
involved in volunteer work in Kenya and you can help make
a difference by offering your skills in Kenyan schools, working
with street children in Nairobi, or even getting your hands
dirty on an intensive conservation project.
Learning English is one of the easiest ways for Kenyans
to help themselves out of poverty. Disadvantaged children
face the dangers of child labour and alcoholism. By teaching
youngsters basic English, you can give them the chance of
a brighter future. Normal education is normally sidelined
so children can raise cattle on the plains. It is hoped that
primary education will contribute to future health awareness
and better opportunities.
Maybe you are not interested in university but would instead
prefer to make a start in the world of work. We have fantastic
Volunteer Kenya building opportunities in Nakuru.
Migration from the country has meant communities have grown
up around industrial centres. With the promise of wealth and
prosperity, Kenyans have left their nomadic lifestyle behind
in exchange for low quality housing. Volunteers can help redevelop
these communities, not just through building housing but community
centres, churches and hospitals.
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