Team Kenya is a Newcastle-based charity, operating in Ndhiwa, a rural area in western Kenya. We involve entire communities in Western Kenya in gender equality, so that girls and women in rural Kenya can create their own bright futures. We work with local primary schools, and the whole community that surrounds them to tackle the barriers that prevent girls from accessing quality education. We do this by working towards our three key priorities: 1. Girls Education - Girls gain access to and attain a good quality education and have relevant skills and knowledge to fully participate in economic social and cultural life. 2. Economic Empowerment and Food Security - Families have improved food security and develop sustainable economic enterprises to support girls. 3. Girls Equality and Safety - Girls and young women are equal and respected members of society who are safe at home, in school and in their community. Our work focuses on girls and women, as they are particularly marginalised in the communities we work with. Fewer than 15.7% of girls continue into secondary education, 32% of girls experience sexual violence and 57% physical violence. We are looking for energetic and motivated people to join our team of passionate volunteers. We have volunteering opportunities through our society at Newcastle University, who organise fundraising and awareness events to enable our work to reach more people. We also have volunteering opportunities at our office in the centre of Newcastle, where you will complete tasks relating to project management, fundraising administration or marketing and communications! We also offer opportunities to travel to Kenya in order to see the impact that you volunteering has had, or to take part in one of our incredible overseas challenge events (climbing Mount Kenya or cycling alongside giraffe and elephants).
- Area of InterestEvents, Fundraising, International and Languages, Media and Marketing