It has been a while! Since the last blog post, a volunteer trip has been organized for 13 volunteers, 11 of which will be travelling to Kenya for the first time in November of 2016 (a mere 87 days). This group consists of individuals mostly in the health care field, such as nurses (RN and RPN), developmental and personal support workers. We will be traveling to the coast of Kenya to provide aid in various communities.
Volunteering will come in many forms, such as: building homes for individuals living with HIV/AIDs, delivering babies and completing postpartum assessments, and teaching in rural/destitute communities through an organized clinic. At Rainbow House, volunteers will hopefully (if enough funds are raised) help with building repairs, constructing shower facilities and also renovating an old school house into a library and quiet study area for the children. These are far from the only opportunities volunteers will have during their trip. Volunteers will be at the Gede Health Center, Rainbow House Children’s Home, Gede Special School and the Watamu Marine Association for the majority of their stay.
The trip begins in early November with volunteers staying for 3, 4, 5 or 14 weeks. The volunteer home is nearly full (only 4 spaces left!) for November 4-November 24, but the home is open and actively recruiting more volunteers to fill spots this winter until February 6, 2017. If you know of anyone who has been thinking about volunteering in Kenya, point them in the direction of Heart of Ruth Mission. November- February, for as little or as long as you’d like, is the perfect time for a life changing experience!
Please stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers that will make our projects in Kenya possible!
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Founder of Heart of Ruth Mission