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Project details

Project start
20 Aug 2013
Project end

Project duration
This project is ongoing

Project ID
2752

Project Name
VOLUNTEER IN KENYA
Project City
Kisumu
Project Country
Kenya
Preferred skills

Number of volunteers

Minimum age
18-30
Project types
Community development

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Brief overview

Overseas Action Program Kenya

The Overseas Action Program (OAP) in Kenya is a team program for people between 18 and 30 years of age. It runs for five or ten weeks and is led by a professionally-trained Team Leader. Should you choose to join the OAP in Kenya, you will live in sharehouse-style accommodation within a rural community and work on development projects nearby.

As a team, you will work alongside local community members on sustainable, community-driven development projects as sourced by WYI's in-country staff. Individually, you may choose to take on a personal project in a field which interests you. This might be at a local school or community centre, with a women's group or youth group, or within a medical clinic (relevant qualifications essential). The Team Leader of your program will collaborate with you to find an individual project that benefits the community and suits you. The structure of your work days will be determined by the OAP Team Leader according to a roster system. You will either work on the major team project or participate on a pre-arranged individual placement, and you will generally have one or two days' break from work each week.

Once your program has completed, you might like to participate on the Optional Adventure Package (not included in the program fee) as a way to celebrate and unwind with the rest of your OA group. The Optional Adventure Package in Kenya is a fantastic three-day, all-inclusive Masai Mara Game Park Safari. Should you choose to take part, you will see lions, hyenas, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, elephants and even leopards in their natural habitat.

Program Dates and Fees:

* Can't afford the program fee? You can FUNDRAISE your entire program fee - and donations are Tax Deductible!

January 6 - February 8, 2014 (5 Weeks - $3,890)          

3 June 17 - July 21, 2014 (5 Weeks - $3,890)

January 6 - February 8, 2015 (5 Weeks - $3,890) 

Program Fee Includes:

  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • In-country transport
  • Airport transfers
  • A four-day orientation and sightseeing program held in Nairobi and Kisumu
  • All costs relating to materials and local labour hire for community development projects
  • Sightseeing activities throughout program
  • Swahili or Luo language lessons
  • A three-day Rest and Relaxation package halfway through your program
  • Welcome party and farewell celebration
  • 24 hour guidance and support provided by an experienced Team Leader and local staff
  • Entry to the Personal Empowerment Program (a four-day program held annually in Adelaide)
  • WYI polo shirt
  • WYI Step Out membership
  • Contribution towards the sustainable growth of WYI which supports our work in developing countries

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