Daycare Center Project (Nairobi)

volunteer in daycare center project in nairobi, kenya
  • Show care, concern and guidance to children from destitute backgrounds
  • Work with local childcare professionals to create a safe, fun and enriching environment for the children
  • Live with a local family and enjoy the day-to-day life of a Kenyan
  • Practice Swahili while enjoying the world-renowned wildlife attractions, beautiful natural wonders and the diverse Kenyan cultures in your downtime

Work with underprivileged children and have one of the most satisfying experiences in your life! Many impoverished families and working mothers in Kenya are unable to provide adequate care to their children. Daycare centers are therefore, an integral institution in Kenya. However, most daycare centers are lack enough resources and manpower to properly care for the children. Volunteer in Kenya, and help local organizations provide better care, attention and facilities to the children. Work with children from low-income families and motivate them to work towards a bigger future. While helping to cast a better future in the lives of the children, learn Swahili and explore the best of Kenya in your free time!

Volunteers' Responsibilities

As a volunteer in the Daycare Project, you will be working with local daycare centers that provide care to impoverished children. Depending on the each individual skill and interest, and the needs of the local teachers and staff, your daily activities may include:

  • Teaching basic English, Math, Science, Health, and other subjects
  • Provide care, love and attention to children
  • Providing daily care to the children such as preparing meals and watching over them
  • Educating on personal hygiene, and safety rules and precautions
  • Teaching essential life skills to the children such as gardening, painting, building, sewing, business skills, etc.
  • Developing stimulating new ideas to interest the children to learn
  • Organizing and leading extracurricular activities such as games, sports, art, music, dancing, story-telling, drama lessons, etc.
  • Assisting the local staff with administrative duties, promoting fundraising activities, and helping to plan events and excursions for the children
  • Assisting underprivileged families
How You Can Make a Difference

By volunteering in Kenya, you will be giving love, care, attention and education to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who often lack the support and guidance to grow up confident and healthy. The daycare centers are working to rectify this issue by providing the essential care and services so that these deprived children can develop well. The daycare center can only afford to hire few skilled staff, and the workload for each staff is heavy. They need all the help they can get, and your assistance will help to relieve some duties of the regular staff. As you interact with the children and provide them guidance, you’ll play a part in helping the children realize their full potential. Healthy, happy, and inspired children will be motivated to work towards a brighter and better future.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications needed to volunteer in the daycare program in Kenya. However, volunteers are expected to be flexible and patient, as well as have much passion and love for children. Volunteers must also respect the rules and regulations of the center, be resourceful, and must not hesitate to become involved in different activities.

Project Location

This project is located in Nairobi. Nairobi is the capital and the largest city in Kenya. The colorful combinations of culture and modern living are living examples of past meets future. There is a solid tourist infrastructure in place that supports day trips and city tour planning, and volunteers can spend free time in the National Museum or Nairobi National Park. The city is a hub for safari launches and there are many opportunities for different excursions. There are also crocodile farms and nature trails to explore, along with the standard pulsing city options for travelers.

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