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Volunteer and Teach Music in Kenya

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Teaching music in Kenya with IVHQ

My experience in Kenya was by far the most rewarding thing I have ever done. The moment I arrived I was met with nothing but supreme hospitality and kindness. The family I stayed with were more than accommodating, and provided us with delicious meals each and every day. I worked at Global One School in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and was blown away by how happy the children were, even though they had so little. This was an eye opening experience for me in so many ways, but mostly to a new culture that is so peaceful, caring, and thankful for what they have. The music aspect of my program was a bit challenging due to the school's lack of funding - there wasn't really a music program or class, but I made due with what I had and was able to teach music between classes, on breaks, and during lunch. The students loved learning songs and percussion beats and I truly feel like I was able to make a difference - however small - to their days in the time that I was there. I would absolutely recommend IVHQ to other volunteers and would love to go back to Kenya one day as well!

  • International Volunteer HQ responded to this review February 16, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Hi Kimberly! Thanks for such an awesome review of your time on our IVHQ program in Kenya. I'm so glad to hear how rewarding it was for you and the insight you got on the Kenyan culture. Well done on using your initiative and being a proactive volunteer to ensure you were able to get the most out of your experience and share as much as you could with the children too! We hope to have you back on another IVHQ program soon. ^Will - IVHQ Kenya Program Manager