Volunteer with Skylight Special Centre

Skylight Special Centre

Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

We are a Community Based Organization working with vulnerable children in Kajiado North, Kenya. Our main aim is to improve the well being of the children with special needs through activities that enhance inclusion and independence.



What We Need

Therapy for the children, helping in cooking serving and feeding of the children, playing some music, arts and crafts,paintings, taking children out for recreation/ sports, visiting our members, research work , collecting information and stories on disability issues in our area of interest so as to put in our monthly magazine/ sensitization, helping in typing , recording dissemination of information , fundraising for our cause/ writing proposals, teach the word of God, Life skills training Administration work: office work, attending to our clients, assisting in planning, assigning and executing of events


When & Who

We need volunteers throughout the year
You will be received by an official, briefed on what is expected, get someone to interpret for you and given some one to work with. We trust you will be patient, understanding , ready to listen, humble down to earth in order to work with our children and parents. Are you willing to assist or experience what a mother or caregiver goes through while feeding a cerebral palsy child who has weak jaws? or drools. This is the experience now! children who have several challenges.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups

What we Provide

Standard meals are provided.
Alternative accommodations do exist in hotels, guest houses, lodges among others at your cost; This can be organized upon request.
Transport arrangements are made through our partner tour firms which take our volunteers out in their areas of interest. However there is provision of public transport and private car hire services.


Our Fees

$10

$200 per week and will cater for food ,accommodation,transport,internet,stationary.
traditional food will be served.
airport pickup is $ 100 two way.
this money will be injected to help the program.


Contact Person

Judith Oluchiri
P.O. Box 15027- 00100 Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

Other Ways to Help

Video/Photo Editing
Accounting Assistance
Editing Work
Grant Writing
Online Tutoring

As an organization this year we began 2 projects.
1 birthday basket to recognize and celebrate the children we have in our project and their caregivers . therefore we buy birthday gift and other basic items for the child.Then get lunch together. Very few people celebrate birthdays for their children with special needs.therefore we request for fund raiser.
We need some money to prepare for monthly magazine.
We will be happy to get people writing on several topics to educate people on several issues concerning our children with special needs.

Produce a monthly magazine as part of our sensitization program in our efforts to reach out to the public.Therefore we require office materials and equipment.
A daycare/ Recipe centre program where the children can spend their day ; receive their therapy clinics and other medical attention occasionally, have fun thus some people play music for those who can only enjoy especially by listening and observation, those that can learn to draw color and paint , the trainable children can be taught some life-skills and others such like bead work, table mats, soap and detergent making, sewing and knitting. All these skills aimed at helping them to be self reliant in future. We will appreciate if you can teach the word of God to young children who have some challenges, play and make their day enjoyable.
Majority of our children have cerebral palsy condition come from very vulnerable backgrounds and yet require diapers frequently due to incontinence. Some need pads and others basic items such as clothing and food.
The children require special food(good diet) since most of them hardly get good meals so we intend to provide some meals for them 10 o'clock and lunch break every Saturday.
We need volunteers who can sponsor one or two or more children to receive free therapy services and healthcare since some are on medication and its quite expensive for most of the parents/ guardians.
Education and basic needs are an issue .
We request for your support in any form to be able to meet our project requirements. Small , big way we shall appreciate!
Thank you.


Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Skylight is a christian based organization and it strictly operates on christian values. We like working with honest, understanding and flexible people who are passionate about children with special needs and other vulnerable children despite their backgrounds.

Our activities include:
Celebrating our children and caregivers by visiting them, buying them some goodies ; birthday basket
sensitizing the stakeholders on issues of disability through writing articles, talking to them , presenting the information on different media.
Need more volunteers to support this course from anywhere. Research and information dissemination of information.

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