In June this year, the medical projects in Limuru, Kenya will kick off once again and we couldn’t be more excited! These projects address vital needs within the community and allow volunteers a unique opportunity to experience the health care system in Kenya, make a valuable contribution to the projects and immerse themselves in the local culture.
Our projects in Limuru take a holistic approach to health care. As a medical volunteer in Kenya,volunteers work in a local hospital in the mornings, assisting and observing either in their area of specialty or an area that interests them. This means working alongside Kenyan medical professionals and learning from them about medical practices in Kenya. Volunteers love this project as they not only get to develop their own skills and experience; they also get to experience the ins and outs of a different national health care system.
In the afternoons, volunteers work on a variety of exciting, worthwhile projects. These include teaching health topics such as nutrition and disease prevention at a local secondary school, as well as visiting other schools and orphanages to provide education and raise awareness about community-specific health care needs.
Volunteers have an incredible amount of choice when it comes to planning their weekends! From safaris in breathtaking national parks to climbing a dormant volcano to horse riding or walking in the local tea fields, the options are varied and sure to provide an authentic experience of Kenya.
As we say in Swahili – karibu sana! You’re most welcome!