International Volunteer Work Camps are offered monthly in a variety of locations throughout Kenya. These are 3-week projects that will give the volunteer the opportunity to have an immediate positive impact on Kenya and its people. Projects dealing with H
- Nairobi, Kenya
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- The International Work Camp Program is a low-cost alternative that gives volunteers the opportunity to work on a three week long project with other volunteers from all over the world. The projects are organized by the Kenya Voluntary Development Association and serve all areas of Kenya. Volunteers meet in Nairobi for a 1-day orientation before heading off to the work camp site as a group. ELI, along with many other organizations worldwide, provides volunteers for these projects.
The concept of voluntary work-camps started as an international movement in the early 1920s as a positive and creative approach to erase the hatred and fears created by World War One. The success of the concept spread worldwide, and the first international work camp in Kenya began in 1956. By joining an international work camp, you will become part of a volunteering heritage stretching back almost 100 years.
International Volunteer Work Camps are offered monthly in a variety of locations throughout Kenya. These are 3-week projects that will give the volunteer the opportunity to have an immediate positive impact on Kenya and its people. Projects dealing with HIV, women's issues, water, sanitation, schools and more. Join with volunteers from all over the world.
Cost Includes: *Food *Housing *In-country orientation/Training *In-country staff support *Registration fees *Travel while in host country *Written materials pre-departure
- Setting Description:
- Kenya inspires. Today, as for decades, nature lovers, wanderers, artists and writers are drawn to Kenya's dazzling wildlife, varied landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The snow capped peak of Mount Kenya overlooks the Rift Valley where thousands of zebras, wildebeest, and other animals make their yearly migration. The Rift Valley is home to a fantastic array of animals including elephants, lions, cheetahs, baboons, flamingos, and many more. The Rift Valley is also known as the cradle of humanity. Humanoid remains dating back 6 million years have been excavated on the shores of Lake Turkana. Pastoralist and agricultural tribes still live throughout Kenya, carrying on cultural traditions that date back thousands of years. And the Kenyan coast was home to Persian and Arab traders and continues to be a trading center of East Africa. These cultural and natural elements combine to create a fascinating country, ideal for a volunteer or internship experience. Even though the Kenyan
- Cost in US$: 3 Weeks, all-inclusive = USD 595. Please contact ELI ABROAD for details!