Care & Community in Kenya
High School Specials for 15-18 Year Olds
- Placement location: Nanyuki
- Types of placements: Care Centre
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
Based in the town of Nanyuki in the heart of Laikipia County, this placement allows you to live with a local host family, immersing yourself in the traditional culture and helping to bring a smile to the faces of some of the vulnerable children in the local community.
During your time volunteering in Kenya you will work in a care centre or kindergarten. Your day will be split between doing practical activities like building and renovating or painting and decorating to more care-based activities including running educational activities and playing with the children. Kenyan children love sport so volunteers are encouraged to get involved with outside games and activities including ball games, and maybe even a mini sports day.
In many of the care centres in Kenya a lack of staff and resources is evident. During your placement you and your fellow volunteers will be able to plan some fun and interactive educational activities to do with the children to encourage them to learn and also to give them the attention that so many of them need.
During the weekend you will get the opportunity to experience the fantastic scenery and spectacular wildlife of one of Kenya’s mystical forests or wildlife conservancies.
Those joining us on the four week programme will get extra visits and activities arranged during the other weekends.
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.