Dream Again, Nairobi
Dream Again is a nonprofit organization in Kibera, the second largest slum in Africa. They are committed to the youth of Kibera with all kinds of activities. This includes volunteering at the YMCA Primary School where you can assist teachers or teach classes yourself. After the lessons (from approximately 10:00 to 15:00) sports is on the program with footbal or even tennis with the children. Between classes, the school lunch is provided with a traditional Kenyan meal of chai, ugali and mandazi's.
In YMCA South Nairobi, where you will stay in your own room, you start with a western breakfast every day. Lunch (in the weekends when you're not at school) and dinner is usually a variation between meat, chicken or fish with rice or fries. There is an internet cafe on site and transportation between the hostel to the YMCA Primary School is arranged. Besides that you can use the pool at the YMCA Central for free. All facilities are available to experience Kenya as only a few have done. What are you waiting for!
The Kibera slum in Nairobi. A transfer from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to the city takes about 30 minutes / 1 hour, depending on traffic.
YMCA South Nairobi
1 or 2 bed room with shower and toilet in the room. Sleeping bag is not necessary.
Breakfast: Bread, egg, sausage, melon with coffee and tea.
Lunch: Meat, chicker or fish with rice.
Diner: A variety, but usually the same options as during the lunch
Teaching (or assisting teaching) at the YMCA Primary School in Kibera and playing sports with the children.
School holidays are in April, August, and from half November - beginning of January.
British 3 pin plug, 240 Volt.
Brits stopcontact met 3 pinnen, 240 volt. It is possible to charge electronic devices in the YMCA South.
There is an internet cafe in the YMCA. The opening hours are from about 10:30 to 16:00 and sometimes to 19:30. However, this varies a little each day. Internet cost about USD 1 per hour.
The nearest ATM is in the center of Nairobi. There are more banks and one of them will undoubtedly accept your debit card. To be sure, it is wise to take a credit card. Visa is accepted by almost all banks. Mastercard is less common, it only works at the KCB Bank.
Min - max age
16 – no maximum.
Would you like to volunteer in Kenya contact us by completing the application form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .