Reviews

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“I had an amazing time getting to volunteer through DGV in the DGS school project and learn more about the school. I was welcomed by school management and the staff. I was impressed with what the local school has put into the creation for the benefit of the kids and positive change of life. I was so touched by the love, care, authenticity, intention, and creation of this school benefiting so many children in an impoverished area, and how talented each teacher is in what they have to offer their students.  Words are not enough to describe how grateful I am for my time with Destiny Garden School, the impact the experience has had on me, and my desire to still volunteer in the future with DGV”

Alana

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My 5 weeks of volunteering at Destiny Gardens School was undoubtedly the most amazing experience of my entire life. The children are full of life and love your company. I was fortunate enough to play football and other games with them on a daily basis. I also offered to teach a few lessons, where I was amazed to witness how hard working and committed the children are, especially at such a young age. The staff at the school are fantastic. They’re all fully committed to giving their all for the sake of the children and always make you feel right at home, come rain or shine. In a short time, I was there, a brand new library and clinic which were under construction we completed.  The kids are able to broaden their horizons, through the books that have been donated and more importantly, they can stay healthy through proper medical treatment, allowing them to excel in their studies

Faaris

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I fell in love with Mombasa Kenya during my first visit and decided to come back in 2012) with my boyfriend Bernd. We did fundraising back at home and so we were able to sponsor a kitchen for the school. It was a very important fact because the old kitchen was very smoky and there were already health problems because of the kitchen, which the Kenyan Health Authorities had pointed out. I was so happy because the children didn’t forget me, they still know my name. With the donation, we also bought mangos, biscuits and orange juice for the kids. It was one of the great moments in life by giving them food. They laughed and were just happy.

Next year, we will come back again; Kenya and the children touched our lives!”

Regina

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I had such an incredible time for the time I worked with the DGV teaching project at the local school in Mombasa. Brenda’s family were very friendly and welcomed us into their home like old friends. We felt very safe there. We had made many friends in and out of the school environment and we even managed to see some of the countrysides and explored Mombasa. We will miss everyone back in the cold of England but look forward to our return!”

“My overall impression of DGS is that it is a school of smiles but also a school of hard work. It deserves to do well.”

Anne

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Volunteering through DGV at the Destiny Garden School project has been unforgettable and has been one of the best experiences of my life. I volunteered with the school for four months and every experience was fulfilling. Staying with Jacob and Brenda as my hosts in their home was wonderful. They are such open, caring people and I felt like I was part of the family. Living with a local family also gives you insight into Kenyan culture and what it really means to “be Kenyan” that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.

Sydney

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Staying with a local host near the school I was helping out was a wonderful experience. In my few days at the school, I was able to see how the teachers and staff go out of their way to look after the multi-dimensional needs of the kids, learning, but also play and providing them with food. I was also able to provide the school with books for class 1 through 4. I know that these will go to good use and hopefully help the kids get a solid beginning on their long road to success.”

Bailey

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DGV directors and the staff gave me a warm welcome.  This was to be a working holiday but with some time taken out to visit a beach and a safari park. I had taken a volunteer project to help determine a site for developing a proposed new Dining Shelter, and his wife Junko was his assistant.  The ground levels had to be measured, dimensions of the site taken and prospective contractors interviewed.  I spent time with the DGS children and staff and even found time to run some workshops.  The visit was a great success;

Mark

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I took the volunteer program at the DGS school project in 2010 for 5 weeks in Mombasa Kenya and loved every bit of the experience. That was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and I would urge anyone considering volunteering to just go for it!  I can honestly say that there was not a day that went past where the children did not make me smile. I am so thankful to everyone that made my stay in Kenya a memorable one. I feel privileged to think that I made a difference to a lot of children.

Sarra

Volunteer Information

Why should I volunteer at Destiny Garden Voluntourism?

DGV has impactful volunteer programs which represent true initiatives that contribute towards positive change in the East African communities. Our volunteering programs entail a diversified range of skills which include sports, education, medicine, and community development. All these programs are well structured to provide a unique and fulfilling experience in every volunteer participating.

Volunteering with us will give opportunities to volunteer at local charitable Schools, local clinics, hospitals and health centers in Mombasa, Kenya and Kigali in Rwanda as this will help to meet the health and educational needs of needy communities including orphaned children aged 2½ to 17 years in the East African Community.

Who can volunteer?

This program is suitable for students, gap year programs, and people taking sabbaticals, a career change or in retirement. You will work with a professional organization. You will be part of DGV’s team the moment you arrive at the airport.

Volunteers come from all walks of life, young and old, with the energy, skills, and desire to work in an exceptional community service project away from home.

Our volunteering programs entail a diversified range of skills which include sports, education, medicine, and community development. All these programs are well structured to provide a unique and fulfilling experience in every volunteer participating.

Volunteering with us will give opportunities to volunteer at local charitable Schools, local clinics, hospitals and health centers in Mombasa, Kenya and Kigali in Rwanda as this will help to meet the health and educational needs of poor communities including orphaned children aged 2½ to 17 years in the East African Community.

How long would my placement be?

Volunteers can stay for a short or long-term; it’s really up to you. Your placement may be for 1 or 2 weeks or months or even longer. All volunteers whether the short or long term will benefit from volunteering at DGV and even in one week can have a significant impact on the children and staff at the CHARITABLE SCHOOL and local Health Centres. You will be supported and guided in every way possible. In an emergency, you will not be alone. We will be there to assist you.

Where would you stay?

You will stay in the volunteer house provided for by the organization coordinator and mostly live with these families who are only a few minutes from the schools and health institutions not far from the projects. You will have breakfast and evening dinner at home of the directors from Monday to Friday and lunch at the school. At the weekend, all meals will be at home. We can also cater for any special dietary requirements. There is WIFI at home, but this is limited; there are however several internet cafés in town. Bedrooms may be shared depending on the number of guests

What about flights and transport from the airport?

If you are booking your placement directly with Destiny Garden Voluntourism, you will have to arrange your own flights. There are many websites, and travel agents who can assist you with this and good deals can be found. Most flights will require you to change at Nairobi for an internal flight to Mombasa where you will be met at the airport by one of the DGV staff. For our Kigali, Rwanda projects you will meet one of our team member available and hosted or booked in a hotel with affordable rates for accommodation and food.

How much will it cost me to volunteer?

We work very hard to keep costs down especially for you, the volunteer and at the same time provide a quality service while you are with us. Our charges are weekly and the same irrespective of the length of your placement. These are the fees used for accommodation and food during your stay.

US    $285 / Euros 235 / GBP   239

The equivalent charges are payable in your local currency at the exchange rate at the time of booking. A booking deposit of US$ 120 or Euros 110 or GBP 113 non-refundable is required to secure your volunteer placement inclusive in the weekly pay. Please email info@destinygardenvoluntourism.com for further details.