Raha kids is a home for street boys from Nairobi and its surroundings. The project is run through the Coptic Church, which originates from Egypt. Here there are about 70 boys, 4-16 years of hard life behind them. Some of the boys have parents who can not or do not want to take care of the children due to social problems. Some of the boys are completely out of family and now live full time at the home.
Volunteer with the street boys at Raha Kids
Project fee from EUR 1,210
During daytime the boys spend their time at Raha kids with school and leisure activities such as football, dance, acrobatics and art. They also have many everyday chores like cleaning, washing and growing plants for food. After dinner they go together to their common sleep home to finish the day, sleep and wake up together.
Your Role as a Volunteer
As a volunteer, you work with the boys at Raha Kids. During your volunteering, you will attend and hold lectures. The work schedule varies from day to day. You will have exciting days in front of you when you choose to travel as a volunteer.
Listed below are examples of your tasks. Depending on your experience, you will be able to set up your schedule for volunteering.
You can work with tasks like:
- Primary school education
- Grow vegetables, wash, sew etc.
- Sing, dance
- Art and craft
- Sports activities such as soccer, volleyball, acrobatics, etc.
Any kind of help is appreciated and you can develop the methods and tasks. Your suggestions are received with open arms. Remember that it’s your imagination and creativity that puts an end to how much you learn and give during your volunteer period.
The Project’s Mission
The project work to strengthen the rights of boys in society and to give them primary and secondary education. Street boys and children from poor families do not have the same opportunity to go to school and easily end up in a dependency situation. By enabling these boys to learn to read, write, count and speak English, these children can strengthen themselves and improve their situation.
Our collaborative partner in place is an organization through the Coptic Church. We also have partners in Sweden who work with the organization.
This cooperation creates the conditions for a meaningful and rewarding volunteer period.
How do I book a trip?
You can book your trip with Volunteer Travels by calling us on (+46) 08-23 93 00 or by booking through our website www.volunteertravels.com by clicking on “Book a trip”. You can also email us on [email protected] When you have registered yourself we will send you an invoice with a registration fee of £200.00. The registration fee is later incorporated into the trip price and the amount is then deducted from your final invoice. When you have paid the registration fee you are formally registered. You will then receive preparatory information from us in good time to plan your trip.
When you land in Nairobi you will be met at the airport by our Kenyan contact person. During the introduction, you will learn more about the country’s customs and traditions and discuss what you have to expect for your time as a volunteer.
On the project you work Monday to Friday (07.45 – 17.00) If you want to work on Saturday, you can discuss this with the project manager without any problems in advance.
Accommodation and Food
You are staying at a Bed & Breakfast outside Nairobi, about 20 minutes walk from the project. The accommodation serves breakfast and dinner every day in the common dining room. There are shared toilets and shared showers, as well as laundry facilities in the washbasin. The accommodation has local standard with electricity and wifi. During the day you will have lunch and eat local food with the children.
The area where you live and where the project is located is a safe and secure area about 30 minutes outside of Nairobi. In the area there are shops, restaurants and cafés as well as good communication nearby.
When it’s not working time, you are free to explore the surroundings on your own or simply just enjoy your life. In Nairobi- There is a lot to explore.
If you want to take a safari while on site in amazing Kenya, we offer help with good guides and trips here.
Kenya is often looked at, as the African country that exudes what many people think of as the Real Africa. White beaches, open savannahs, wildlife and exotic cultures, who could ask for more? Kenya is definitely one of East Africa’s premier destinations. However, Kenya has much more to offer than just an incredible holiday experience. Mombasa is East Africa’s main port city, known for its hustle and bustle. Kenya is a great example of multicultural living, where the Muslim and Indian element is quite striking. Swahili and English are the official languages of Kenya, with many local languages making up the minority.
Flight tickets are not included in the tour price. Volunteer Travels partners with several travel agencies who when you book your trip, will send you some travel suggestions. If you are interested in their proposal you are welcome to continue flight bookings with them. IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to book your tickets so that you land in Nairobi the Sunday before the project start. Please be sure to notify Volunteer Travels of your flight arrangements so that they can pass this you’re your project coordinators. If you decide to return home right after your time at the project finishes, you should book a flight on the Tuesday after the number of weeks you have chosen to be at the project. Be sure to check the arrival and departure dates of the ticket and that it works with your time at the project.
It is the volunteers responsibility to acquire the right visa for the trip. Different visa rules may apply depending on your nationality. Visit the embassy web page of your destination to find out what the visa terms are between your country and that destination.
You are responsible for insurance covering illness, injury and theft while working as a volunteer in Kenya. Most agents that you book your flight through will be able to offer you travel insurance so be sure to enquire about the specifics when purchasing your ticket. However, Volunteer Travels does include liability insurance in the tour price. A liability for times when you as an individual are required to pay for damages that you have unintentionally caused, either damaging someone’s property or hurting someone.
For any questions about vaccinations, you should contact a vaccination center close to you. Hepatitis A and B is always recommended for trips abroad, however speak to your doctor or the vaccination for further information about other needed vaccinations.