Feed the children

Theme: Feed the children

Project overview

Jeho safe home for orphans and vulnerable children was established in the year 2004 by late Bishop George Dickson and his wife pastor Miriam Wanjiru in Mukuru kwa Njenga one of Nairobi’s slums in a single room house. After Bishop George Dickson passed on his wife Pastor Miriam Wanjiru took the responsibility of managing a home of a total of 48 children Under the Glory of Christ Ministry of which 21 are in high school, of which two of them are sitting for their final exams, K.C.S.E this year 2016. The rest of 27 children are still in primary school and the youngest of them all is yet to join school. Seven of the children have completed high school education one of them being is a third year student at Laikipia University. Pastor Miriam is working closely with other two workers, one social worker and one volunteer, who have been a blessing to her and the children at large. Currently Jeho safe home for orphans and vulnerable children is located at Embakasi pipeline opposite plot 10 and it has been in an existence for 12 years.

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit.

Type of work camp:

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.

Manual work and Intercultural activities:

  • Cleaning children’s clothes and cooking

  • Home visits and traditional dance troupes to expose volunteers to the Kenyan culture

  • Participate in training on Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development moderated by an expert

  • Cultural days for various nationalities

  • Dance training since the home have a dance that trains every evening after school

Project participants:

Maximum 25 volunteers from Kenya and the international community

What to carry?

This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others

Donation and gifts:

These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact GFV for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

Theme: Leadership Development

Orientation:

Will be done on 8th January 2020 at GFV Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 9th January 2020

Airport pick-up services: This will be done subject to provision of full flight details. The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Volunteers will stay at GFV Residence in Nairobi.

Participation fee

The project participation fees that is all-inclusive for the three weeks work camp is Euro 320

INSURANCE: GFV does not provide insurance and volunteers should obtain travel insurance cover. It is a good idea to get medicine you are used to from your home country and seek advice from your personal doctor.

What do the participation fees cover?

Project preparation cycle, return transfers from the airport and the project, GFV administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring

What is not covered?

Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects, needs and wants.

Educational tours

GFV offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the orphanage. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. GFV will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended.

Language:

English is the language of the work camp. There will be a possibility of learning Kiswahili and other international and local languages as cultural diversity is a major component in international service.

Project detailed info sheet: Will be sent to the volunteer sending organization as soon as the application is accepted by GFV

Confirmation Deadline: Should be done via e-mail at least one month before the start of the project.

Jeho safe home for orphans and vulnerable children was established in the year 2004 by late Bishop George Dickson and his wife pastor Miriam Wanjiru in Mukuru kwa Njenga one of Nairobi’s slums in a single room house. After Bishop George Dickson passed on his wife Pastor Miriam Wanjiru took the responsibility of managing a home of a total of 48 children Under the Glory of Christ Ministry of which 21 are in high school, of which two of them are sitting for their final exams, K.C.S.E this year 2016. The rest of 27 children are still in primary school and the youngest of them all is yet to join school.

Event Mission

Aims at working hand in hand with the Community for the success of the School

08 Jan
Jeho Children’s Home
  • Organized by: Greer Foundation
  • Venue: Embakasi, Nairobi County
  • Phone: Director: +254705245578
  • Email: info@greerfoundation.org