Volunteer in Children's Home for Orphan Abandoned Babies
Kenya: Mombasa, Nairobi
The daily tasks in the home are centered around the demanding care of these very young children and babies. Feeding them, changing them and keeping them active with toys and giving them love and attention at this crucial early stages of life. Volunteers can also help with the preparation of food and clearing up after feeding times and helping get them to sleep. The children being so young need the same care an attention that anyone would give to their own children. Many of the babies are transferred from hospitals where they have been abandoned or the parent has died from HIV. Some are admitted with no knowledge of their background too. Most babies admitted who have been born form HIV positive parents however do not always have HIV. Most of the babies arrive malnourished and often ill where the home, volunteers and staff care for them in everyway possible.
The home in central Kenya is situated 45 minutes away from Nyeri town, where it is possible to find all things modern from Internet to pubs and five star safari clubs. Nyeri sits just a couple of hours drive north of Nairobi where you would fly into and have your induction. This part of the country has a beautiful topography that is well covered by tall and green trees that gives a perfect setting for bird watching, or evening walks. For the adventurous, Mt Kenya is only an hour away, thus an attempt to climb to any of its three peaks would be a fulfilling move. Besides that, most of us would visit Meru reserve that is famous for Joy and George Adamson's hand rearing and releasing of animals. The famous lioness 'Elsa', whom most of us know from the film 'Born Free' The area is rain forested so game spotting is hard and an easier alternative is Aberdare a few hours away, or Samburu where you are likely to spot the elusive Leopard. The other homes in Nairobi and Mombasa are close to shops and everything else convenient.