Our three-week programme is designed as an opportunity to help others and strengthen our Christian discipleship. You will work and worship alongside a vibrant Kenyan Christian community, impacting our lives and theirs and returning with lasting memories. Volunteers begin by serving some of the most underprivileged and abandoned children in Kenya. These kids need love, hugs, and education. Spending time and energy in this project will provide hope for a better world for these children . In the second phase, you travel to a Community Wildlife Sanctuary and volunteer in a wildlife conservation project in a wildlife corridor between Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park. In the third phase of the program we provide an opportunity to climb Mount Kenya through Sirimoni Down Chogoria Route. Sirimoni Route is much more scenic than Naromoru and is on the dry side of mountain, which offers some of the finest walking.
Help us ‘share skills and promote community’. This month we are offering an amazing three week adventure placement with a group experiencing social work among the poor, conservation work in a wildlife park and a chance to climb Mount Kenya!
Also featured are two Nepalese projects currently hosting volunteers, both visited by Christians Abroad staff recently.
Directed by local pastor David Prasain, this community project is located in the city of Kathmandu, with branches in the surrounding smaller towns of Pokhara, Chitawn and Hetaudah.
The aim of the project is to reach everyone with the love of Christ, and through that lens there are many opportunities:
"My travel to volunteer for RUWON Nepal has so far been the best journey of my life." A previous volunteer assures you of a valuable experience assisting Internationally recognised Rural Women's Network Nepal (RUWON) in projects such as a Literacy School for women, Micro-Savings programmes for women, extra Tuition groups for schoolchildren and Gender Equality programmes.
RUWON operates in two centres: in Kathmandu, the capital city and in Sindhuli, a village fifty miles east of the capital. Two places are available at each location, and accommodation and food are provided at a relatively low cost.
The overall cost is comprised of the return air fare, health and travel insurance, visa, food and accommodation fees and a donation towards administrative costs for Christians Abroad. One month would cost approximately £1800, three months Approximately £2200.
All opportunities are managed within a Christian community in the country where they are located. Every project described has agreed to Christians Abroad's Safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults. All vounteers placed by Christians Abroad will be covered by a DBS UK government clearance certificate or similar. Christians Abroad has an active policy of monitoring each project and placement every two years in a four year cycle. We offer personalised support to any volunteer placed through Christians Abroad. Help is given in preparation. whilst overseas and on return as agreed with the volunteer or with the participant in any adventure holiday or workcamp. The purpose of 'sharing skills and promoting community' is to provide the opportunity for service in a Christian context, to promote and enable enrichment and development of the project itself and of individual volunteers and participants. Such development is not always straightforward and will be challenging.