Many rural Kenyan families live in substandard housing, and many of the country’s local community areas and facilities, such as churches, hospitals, and schools, still need significant improvement. To address this concern, participants in this program will be able to help improve the living standards of these local people in need by providing funding for much-needed construction and renovation work, establishing proper sanitation facilities, making housing safer places to live, and ensuring communities have greater control over their own development initiatives.
Participants will be assigned tasks ranging from light cleaning, cement mixing, and painting to more difficult tasks such as plastering and roofing repair. Participants will be closely instructed and supervised by our coordinator, who has extensive construction experience, to ensure that all processes are safe for them and that the housing conditions are safe for the locals to live in.
While no special construction qualifications or experience are required, it is important to remember that this profession requires physical strength and endurance, especially when working in hot weather conditions for extended periods of time.
Hence, Your main roles can or will include:
- Assist in the construction and renovation of community infrastructure.
- Help and assist in the construction or renovation of schools, classrooms, or playgrounds.
- Build and renovate communal facilities.
- Paint school and other buildings.
- Repair and work with wood and furniture building and renovating materials.
- Digging and assembling construction Materials.
- Painting and renovating cultural sites such as churches and convents.
There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.
Aims & Objectives
- Create opportunities for cultural exchange through our efforts with the locals.
- Give you some hands-on experience with light construction and renovation work.
- Support the local Kenyan community by improving their living standards with our construction and renovation efforts.
- Assist the locals on daily construction and renovation tasks as an organized team.
- Gain practical experience in constructing and renovating spaces.
Monday to Friday
After breakfast, you will depart for the construction project, which will primarily involve working on local people’s homes and community facilities. Our coordinator will brief you on your responsibilities for the day’s project. Expect to work on construction and renovation projects for 4-5 hours per day, with a lunch break in between. Lunch can be had at an appropriate facility near the project site.
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
This program starts every week.
This program starts every week.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: 65
Minimum English level: Intermediate
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
Older participants are required to have a medical clearance, while participants under 18 might need signed parental consent. There’s no need for special qualifications or prior building experience. Just keep in mind that this role demands physical strength and the ability to thrive in hot weather throughout the year. Embrace the challenge and join us on this exciting journey!
There’s no need for special gear in this exciting program, yet we highly recommend rocking some sturdy shoes, cozy work attire, and always keeping refreshing hydration or bottled water at hand!