While participating in this project, you are expected to be involved in betterment of Education and Wild Life Tourism. The young GWC volunteers will be working with the Project center staff in the day to day activities, managing the ecosystem and assisting in the renovation of the natural reserve. The volunteers will help with teaching in schools using innovative and fun infused methods and will promote wild life tourism by educating the tour guides and local authorities. Volunteers will take care of the injured animals and help with the upkeep of the wild life center or will be ready to help with any thing that needs immediate attention. But again, all work and no play are not good for the young force like you. We at GWC encourage you to take a break from the regular charity related activities to boost up your much needed energy. You can have these outings planned with your co participants and other volunteers to make it more enjoyable and a learning experience too. If you keep this fire of bringing in the change raging, you will be able to achieve it paving way for more youngsters like you to take it on.
IMPORTANT: 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.