CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Good Samaritan Childrens Centre


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The project is located in Kayole-Soweto Slums, Eastern Nairobi region



Good Samaritan Children’s Centre is a community-based organization that was established in the year 2004 in response to the needs of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Soweto Slum.




The Centre started with two children who were abandoned by their parents and rescued by the area district officials and brought to the founder’s house. It is hosts around 63 children both boys and girls. These are either orphans or abandoned children.


The children have been orphaned for various reasons, although majority are due to the HIV epidemic, poverty and unwanted pregnancies.



The children’s circumstances and histories are as different as their personalities, but now they have the optimism and opportunity for a more positive future. The dedicated caregivers at the project are working hard to provide the basics of life such as shelter, security and food. However, they are acutely aware that it is education, which can break the cycle of poverty.


Kenya has over one million orphans and vulnerable children living in children’s homes, which are predominantly privately funded and operated, there is little government assistance. From time to time, they receive donations of food items and clothing from people in the local community and other well-wishers.


The caregivers at the orphanage are dedicated and loving, doing the best they can with the little resources they have. At the very least, they are providing these children with a stable family environment. They also have a primary school section running from preschool to standard six. The children are between 6 months to 18 years and are all attending formal education.



  • Assisting in feeding of children and serving of meals
  • Assisting with teaching of subjects such as English, Mathematics, Creative Arts, Science and Social Studies subjects
  • Providing of guidance and counseling services to the children
  • Playing with the children and organizing of dance events during school holidays
  • Helping the children with homework


The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.