Team Kenya works in Ndhiwa, rural Kenya to educate girls, empower women and transform communities. You can read about our work in more detail here.
We operate Karibuni Eco-Cottages, to generate income to invest in the local community and to provide accommodation for volunteers and visitors who want to find out more about our work. Karibuni Eco-Cottages is a community-based initiative supporting responsible and ethical tourism.
Whether you wish to volunteer or visit our overseas projects, Karibuni Eco-Cottages offers a relaxing and refreshing experience of “the real Africa”. Our community lies a little way from the well-beaten tourist trail and offers access to all the wonderful sights and sounds of western Kenya.
Stay in traditional Luo mud huts or modern brick-built accommodation and let the sounds of nature send you to sleep.
Experience the landscape, people, culture and wildlife that make Kenya truly unique.
Dine on traditional and contemporary Kenyan cuisine in our restaurant.
Explore the Nyanza region and its surrounding attractions on a Karibuni Tour.
Opportunities to visit Team Kenya’s projects, or for skilled volunteering placements.
Whether you want to relax and be pampered, go exploring or volunteer in the community, we will make you feel at home in Kenya.
Volunteering opportunities whilst staying at Karibuni Eco Cottages have been carefully developed to support educational and economic development and provide lasting benefits to the community in Ndhiwa. We encourage our volunteers to take part in two-way sharing of skills, knowledge and ideas with our staff team and members of the community in Ndhiwa – volunteers often leave having gained a lot from their experience as well as having contributed their skills and expertise.
There are a number of ways you can contribute:
- Football – Our Brighter Futures project uses football to tackle school-related gender-based violence in Ndhiwa. We’re always on the look-out for keen footballers and coaches.
- Teacher training – Qualified teachers can take part in our teacher training initiatives with local schools. Our programme aims to improve teaching and learning and encourage alternatives to corporal punishment.
- Agricultural projects – Support our agricultural training programmes, help to develop our demonstration site, or support the introduction of new farms in our partner schools. These projects are suitable for keen gardeners as well as those with more formal training in this area.
- Karibuni Eco-Cottages – Share your skills in hospitality, catering, customer service, sales and marketing, promotion, accountancy, business development and leadership as you support our Kenyan team in developing their local business.
- Business and financial training for women – Do you have a professional skill that could be put to use in Ndhiwa? Please get in touch to see if we can arrange a volunteering opportunity for you.
- Photography and videography – a keen photographer or videographer? Use your skills and passion to help us tell our story.
- Research – perform research into Team Kenya’s projects to assess the impact that they are having on the local community.