Volunteer at IPI Community Project in Kenya
International Peace Initiatives (IPI) is a local community organisation in Meru, providing a range of innovative programmes to support women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. IPI runs projects to improve the health and livelihood opportunities of extremely poor and/or HIV+ mothers, and supports their children’s care and education. It also runs The Kithoka Amani Community Centre (KACH) which cares for the most vulnerable children suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS who can no longer rely on any family support.
IPI believes that peace is not simply the absence of war, but also fair access to basic needs such as health, food, education, clean water, shelter, and the ability to earn a sustainable, dignified living.
By volunteering at IPI you will be part of our new and exciting volunteering programme in Kenya, where you can use your talents and skills to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and contribute to the local community, getting involved in women’s empowerment activities and eco-agriculture. This is a fantastic opportunity to become immersed in Kenyan Life and Culture, and gain first hand experience of working in the field of sustainable development in a cutting edge community empowerment organisation.
Whilst volunteering at the project you will have the chance to:
- Help care for orphan children who live at KACH
- Help teach English to children in the local schools
- Work on the project’s organic farm or at one of the women’s workshops
- Explore the local area with trips to the local town/sightseeing/safari (optional)
Who Can Volunteer?
All ages are welcome – you might be a Gap Year or International Development and Relations Student, a Social Worker or a mature volunteer seeking a career break.