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Sawing wood in construction project in Kenya
Sawing wood in construction project in Kenya

Construction & Renovation in Kenya

You will have an opportunity to collaborate with friendly locals in basic construction projects.
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    Overview

    There are many families in rural Kenya that live under poor housing conditions and many of its local community areas and facilities such as churches, hospitals or schools still need a lot of improvement. To address this concern, this program aims at participants to help improve the living standards of these local people in need by providing support in much needed construction and renovation work by creating proper sanitation facilities, make housing safer places to live and ensure communities have greater authority over their own development initiatives.

    Participants will be asked to engage in tasks ranging from light work such as cleaning the area, mixing cement and painting to harder tasks such as building up the wall (plastering) and repairing roofing. Participants will be instructed and supervised closely by our coordinator who has ample experience in construction work to make sure that all the processes are safe for them and the housing conditions are also safe for the local people to live.

    Objectives

    • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
    • Give you some practical experience in light construction and renovation work
    • Support the local Kenyan community by improving their living standards with our construction and renovation efforts

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

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    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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    Location

    Nakuru, Kenya
    Nakuru town located in west-central Kenya lies on the north shore of Lake Nakuru and is home to approximately 500,000 inhabitants making it one of the largest urban centers in Kenya. Once a center for European activity, this region is now associated with a flourishing manufacturing industry, busy commercial shopping centers and important agricultural initiatives.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive at NBO (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) at the meeting point on Saturday or Sunday well before the designated time (13.00 hour). Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

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      Monday - Friday
      After breakfast, you will head off to the construction project; this will mainly be at local people’s houses and local community facilities. There you will be briefed on your tasks by our coordinator about the day’s project. Expect to do construction and renovation work at the project location for 4-5 hours per day with a lunch break in between. Lunch can be had at an appropriate facility near the project site.
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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans depart close by every 1-2 hours. Change minivan/bus twice to get to the Airport.

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelIntermediate
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • There are no further requirements for this program.

    Food

    Food served will mainly be Kenyan food, which consists of vegetables, potato, eggs, bread, pancakes (commonly known as “chapati”) and fruits such as oranges, bananas and avocados.

    Accommodation

    You will be accommodated in our center. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and use all resources with restraint, especially electricity. Sometimes there are power cuts during the day, but do not panic. This is life in the village. There is an available water supply. You will have all of the necessities while here.

    You will have meals provided and rooms cleaned on the weekends, but you will also be expected to clean up after yourself and play your part in keeping the accommodation neat and organized. The location is very close to the green steds international school and is a few minutes walk to the Lake Nakuru National park Southern gate. It is around 15KM from Nakuru town.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Construction & Renovation

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$460/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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