Counseling and Therapy
The programs below have specific opportunities for working with youth and women who are dealing with hardship. These organizations have programs where you can work with vulnerable populations in a safe environment where they are able to articulate and communicate their feelings. You can use writing, art, drama or just listen to provide a non-judgmental platform to work through issues and to build self-esteem.
Common Ground for Africa (CGA) has numerous and effective programs at work to mitigate poverty, the single largest threat to human well-being and social stability in Kenya. As a volunteer, you’ll have an incredible range of opportunities from working at Pathfinder Academy to promoting public health/clean water awareness at the ceramic water filter facility to working with women in business development and organic farming trainings.
Namunyak Maasai Welfare (NMW) alleviates the harshest conditions for the most marginalized individuals in Maasai communities by creating access to education, public health practices, micro finance opportunities and organic farming training. Your volunteer experience will expose you to a variety of social services including primary education, working with special needs children, economic development with women and building and construction projects.
Sister Freda’s Foundation (SFF) provides hospital and clinic services, a nursing school as well as free community outreach health care clinics and in local slums, refugee camps and rural villages without access to health care. SFF provides a clinic for counseling for HIV/AIDS patients and they operate a daycare/feeding program. Sister Freda seeks volunteers with both medical and non-medical experience to work in the hospital and clinics and with the children.
Ryvanz-Mia Children’s Home is a home in Kpando Village, of Volta Region that provides disadvantaged children with proper nurture, nutrition, shelter, clothing, medical care, and education. The orphanage cares for children without parents, promotes early childhood development, and trains children to become responsible and useful citizen in their communities.
New Light is a secular nonprofit charitable trust that has a night-shelter to protect and educate young girls, children and women at high risk through safe shelters, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, health care and legal aid. You must be female to volunteer with New Light. As a volunteer, you have the potential to provide a variety of much needed services such as teaching, nursing, performance artistry and construction of a hospital.