2 Weeks (Repeating Trip)
Application Deadline: Now accepting applications
Orientation: Provided in U.S. and upon arrival
Departure Date: March 31, 2019
Return Date: April 12, 2019
Join IDEAS in Kenya! Coming March 2019, a team of healthcare professionals and project leaders will be joining a hospital in Kenya to train children with disabilities and their families on how to live fuller lives.
IDEAS is seeking volunteers who want to pour out their time, attention and engagement with these children and their families. Children with disabilities and their families will receive creative care and interaction during this retreat. This will allow therapists and clinicians to develop effective therapy regimes with children and their families. This is an opportunity for adults and older teens traveling with their parents to work as aids caring for children with disabilities at a retreat for children with disabilities and their families.
Approved applicants will work alongside Kenyans who care for these children and their families. These who come will be playing with the children and encouraging parents. The children will also be receiving care from local therapists and those traveling with our team.
Since this is an annual event, those interested in coming for several years, and building strong relationships that facilitate excellence and encouragement for all, are especially valued.
All program costs are an approximation and are subject to change.
The World Health Organization says “An estimated 1% of the world's population, or just over 65 million people, need a wheelchair. In most developing countries, few of those who need wheelchairs have access.”
With an appropriate wheelchair, a disabled person can attend school and can participate in family and community events. IDEAS works alongside hospitals, organizations and communities who need access to assistive technologies. You can participate in this ongoing effort to restore dignity and hope by volunteering your time to care for children with disabilities.
You will also explore the exciting and beautiful culture and country of Kenya! You will experience new sights, sounds and flavors while you develop new friendships and learn from one another. If you have ever wanted to put your compassion for children to use, join us for the Disabled Children Care Retreat in Kenya and sign up today.