- Population: 44,35 million
- Capital: Nairobi
- Major languages: Swahili, English
- Major religions: Christianity
- Monetary unit: Kenya Shilling
- Find more useful information about Kenya here
- Further hints and tips may be found here
- Visa:British nationals need a visa to enter Kenya This can be obtained from the Kenya High Commission in London, or at the airport on arrival. For further information, please visit the Kenya High Commission website. Please visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information.
- Arrival info: There is an orientation meeting in Nairobi the day prior to the start of the project, after which the group travels together to the project. KVDA can organise cheap accommodation prior to and after the project and will also meet volunteers at the airport.
- FCO advise against all but essential travel to within 60km of the Somali border (including Kiwayu and coastal areas north of Pate Island), to Garissa district and to low income areas of Nairobi, including all township or slum areas.for more information visit www.fco.gov.uk
TYPES OF PROGRAMMES
If you would like further information about KVDA or the projects that they run, Concordia can put you in touch with people who have recently returned from the country and who are happy to be contacted.
PHOTOS, NEWSLETTER, VIDEO AND BLOGS
- Read our latest Newsletter for more experiences and articles
- Read blogs from previous volunteers in Kenya
- KVDA – Kenyan Voluntary Development Association : The Kenyan Voluntary Development Association is an indigenous, non-political, non-profit making organisation founded in 1962. KVDA seeks to promote intercultural education, peace and solidarity as well as sustainable community development through voluntary service. The organisation runs a wide range of projects, many of which take place in very rural areas.