Volunteer in Kenya
GVI is unfortunately no longer running projects in Kenya. After 9 very fulfilling years of sustainable volunteer programs ranging from conservation, education, health, construction and sustainable community development it was a very hard decision for GVI to make.
We’d like to end with a look back on some of the achievements that GVI volunteers, staff, partners and communities have contributed to over the last 9 years:
• GVI hosted 50 Kenyan national scholars, many which have gone on to work for GVI or local partners and continue great local work in their perspective fields.
• Olives Rehabilitation Centre and Nyota Ing’arayo in Mombasa are now fully registered primary schools offering education from Kindergarten to standard 8 with official national final exams.
• Anti-poaching and alternative livelihood options for over 150 ex-poachers from 5 communities around Taveta.
• 32 reports and articles published based on research and surveying of marine and terrestrial flora and fauna around Shimoni.
• The first long-term marine and mammal research programme in Kenya and the establishment of the Kenya Marine Mammal Network.
We would like to thank all of the Kenyan community members, partners, national scholars, GVI volunteers and staff that have made this impact possible over the years.