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Work in Kenya, on a gap year you can find a range of short and long term work placements. There are a diverse range of gap year jobs in Kenya, if you have an interest in journalism you could work for the national newspaper or take an gap year internship in Kenya.
On a gap year in Kenya you could pursue a new career and train to be a dangerous trails guide or a tour guide in Africa. Gap year teaching English in Kenya at schools and colleges in Nairobi and Mombassa can be a good experience and after you could travel and take a gap year tour in Kenya.
Travel to Africa and volunteer in Kenya!
In 2005 Lecden-Kenya was invited by a group of Kenyan pastors to visit Kiambiu slum amd Kibera slum to discuss possible ways of supporting them as they faced the challenges of their local communities.
Following this visit Lecden-Kenya was born, registered in Kenya as an NGO with local Kenyan trustees. Its aim to support orphans & families affected by Aids through personal capacity enhancement, educational support, agricultural skills development, health & sanitation focusing on aid that is self-sustaining in order to help shape effective & productive members of Kenyan society.
Since that time, with the support & partnership with Lecden-Kenya have been developing a number of projects that deliver real opportunity, education, empowerment & hope.
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Volunteer your services in Africa with us to make a brighter future for local communities and people and an experience for you to cherish for the rest of your life.
Our volunteers work with us on many local and national programs which are aimed at creating a better environment. We have many placements for volunteers to get involved with including teaching English as a foreign language, becoming a conservationist, teaching sports, working with HIV/AIDS Patients and working with orphans amongst many others. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our volunteers with top class projects which will not only benefit the local community but will leave a long lasting impression on the volunteer. We don’t just supply volunteer projects but actually go as far as participating in adventure travel programs. We offer our volunteers the chance to go on Safari, white water rafting, Gorilla trekking and mountain climbing. We believe for a volunteer to get the most out of a trip to Africa they need to see the country in all its glory!
Duration / Dates:Any Date, All Year Round
Costs / Pay:Your fee includes;
• You will receive a welcome and project pack before you travel
• Airport pickup and drop off in your host country (unless otherwise stated)
• An induction to the city and the area you will be staying as well as a safety briefing
• Your accommodation in the host country for the duration of your placement
• 2 meals a day(breakfast & an evening meal in Kenya & Malawi) Lunch can be requested for a small fee. 3 meals a day in Tanzania, Uganda & ZimbabweZimbabwe
• Your travel by local transport to your project (unless otherwise stated)
At Lecden-Kenya we have only chosen projects we believe will benefit both parties. Our aim is to provide help to those who truly need it! We offer a diverse project range covering vast areas of Sub Saharan Africa, giving you the choice to work in a variety of different fields aswel well as choosing a country you would like to visit. Our projects range from teaching in schools to journalism, conservation, sports and care work…. the list goes on. Each project has its individual needs and volunteer itineraries are based around these needs to be as effective as possible. Once you make the step booking a placement the only thing you will need to think about is having fun and making a difference in the community.
Work At A Hospital In Rural Kenya
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If you are a qualified nurse, doctor and even learning medicine this is a great project for you. Working in a busy hospital in the rural district of Kogelo village located in western part of Kenya.
The hospital is always on the look out for people willing to give help and to offer their expertise. This hospital also give volunteers the opportunity to work more hands on as their is not all the equipment there you might be used to. It also give you an opportunity to show your knowledge and skills to the local doctors and nurses and compare which methods of treatment seem to be most effective.
Why The Need For Volunteers?
This hospital is in desperate need of volunteers, only a few years ago the hospital was in danger of being closed as all the buildings were in disrepair and there was no funding to keep the hospital going. Fortunately through the help of volunteers, donors and well wishers the hospital then received the funding and man power to rebuild it. There is still a lot of work to be done but they are well on the way to achieving an excellent & efficient hospital.
This placement is suitable for volunteers who wish to develop their career in the medical profession. The placement is sure to provide numerous opportunities to work with patients. All activities at the centre are related to working with patients and supporting doctors and nurses.
The Required Skills
Qualified nurses, doctors and medical students need apply. You must have at least some knowledge of the medical profession to be allowed to work with the patients. The more qualified you are the more you will be able to do at the hospital.
You will be based in Kogelo village which is an hours drive from Siaya ttown. You will be able to visit Kisumu City at the weekends and any other free time you have. Kisumu City is the third largest city in Kenya. It has most amenities you need including banks, post offices and supermarkets. There is a good transport network of minivans (Matatu’s) as they are locally known as and plenty of taxis.
You are given the opportunity to make a real contribution and change lives of many people in the rural communities around Kogelo village . Dive into the local culture and traditions and explore historicSiaya and This is your chance to discover the real Kenya!
Duration:No duration restrictions
Any time throughout the year
Costs / Benefits
£629 , $996 – 2 Weeks
£929 ,$ 1,472- 4 Weeks
£1,229,$1,946 – 8 Weeks
£1,529, $2,421- 12 Weeks
You will gain a life changing experience working in one of Africa’s paradises, Kenya! You will be given certification by the placement and company you have participated and completed a voluntary placement working within a hospital in Rural Kenya.
Must be over 18 years of age & have a valid passport which must be valid for at least 6 months upon departure from your project country.
Booking / Enquiry
What is a gap year?
A gap year is a break from study or work which usually lasts three months to one year. People of all ages take gap years, many young people in the UK tend to take a gap year prior to or following college or university.
A gap year can include a period of change from living in your home country, to traveling the world undertaking work, volunteering or just exploring. In the UK a gap year when leaving school and before entering higher education is a now a very popular transitional choice.
Volunteer on a gap year in Kenya, you could participate in a wide range of gap year volunteer projects like community programs tackling the issues of poverty HIV/Aids and youth outreach to street kids.
Kenya gap year programs can include volunteering with wildlife, sport coaching projects, community projects or taking an adventure gap year safari. African NGO’s, charities and development aid organizations offer gap year work in Kenya and a wide range of Africa gap year volunteer programs. Assisting at childcare projects and community gap year teaching in Kenya is very rewarding.
After volunteering you could take a gap year tour in Kenya.
Please join us in our Charity Work, Volunteer vacations, the ultimate Ethical Wild Life Safaris, medical elective placements, corporate company breaks, Outreach mission trips, Educational Student &school trips. Together we can make a difference to Orphans and other vulnerable Children/widows/ women/People lives