3 months in Kenya with VSO.
Finding out that I’d been selected to volunteer with VSO on an International Citizen Service placement in Loitokitok, Kenya, was a moment I will never forget. Thrilled was an understatement. I’d been impatiently awaiting news from VSO, after attending an assessment day, hoping the email would greet me with the warming ‘congratulations…’ rather than the patronisingly sympathetic ‘I regret to inform you…’. Luckily, I received the former — I’d been accepted onto a 3 month volunteer placement, starting at the end of January (23/1/2019). Working with VSO is something I feel passionate about. This non-profit organisation’s mission is to combat poverty within some of the most disadvantages communities across the world, focusing on bringing about sustainable change to the lives of those who need it most.
Within my placement, I will be working on an Inclusive Education programme. This project focuses on supporting vulnerable children and young adults by working in community-based organisations, schools and social enterprises. Within these organisations, my team and I will be working to improve the provision of inclusive education — increasing its availability to marginalised groups of people, regardless of age, gender, disability, language, religion, and social status — in order to provide Kenya’s youngest generation with the knowledge, skills, and ability to better their futures. This project is an incredibly important step to improving the future of Kenya’s youngest and the development of the country itself.
Throughout my placement (if the internet allows it), I will be posting updates of my experience and the work that we are doing in Loitokitok, Kenya. I can’t wait to see what’s in store!
So, stick around if you’d like to hear all about it. I cant wait to share my journey with you…
Further information on VSO and its partner organisation ICS, follow the links below.