Diani is a small village full of lush green palm trees on the coast of Indian Ocean close to Mombasa in Kenya. The major attraction is Diani Beach offering some exciting beach sports like water safaris, scuba diving and snorkeling. However the lack of education has pushed the poor suffering mankind in extreme poverty. Extreme financial situation has forced children stay at home without getting even basic education.
GWC in order to bring attention to the issue has developed some interactive beneficial and sustainable projects for its volunteers. This will be a humble and rich experience to the volunteers who would get to help the community and will also develop good bonding with co participating volunteers coming from different international cultures. The volunteers will teach children at The Southern Star Junior School as part of the project along with other local schools in the region. The volunteers will create awareness among parents on sending their children to school. The volunteers will teach children using fun filled activities including drama, play and games so that children learn in good spirits. Volunteers may also take a break from charity and visit some nearby attractions including the beach to have some relaxing fun moments. Join hands with GWC and make education available to every single child. Together we can do it!
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.