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Community Development Project in Masailand, Kenya

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  • Location: Kimuka
  • Duration: 1-12 weeks
  • Hours: 30-40 hours per week
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Meal: Local food (3 times a day)
  • Date: Second and Fourth Monday of each month
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Do you want to immerse in fascinating tribal culture and help them save their lifestyle and culture? Enroll in the project and help Masai fight migration of youth, poverty and lose of their culture. 
The Masai people need roads, infrastructure development, sanitation and many more projects like these to improve their lives. These projects will bring development and ward off hunger, disease and illiteracy. These projects are however not intended to give modern life to Masai, who still are living a nomadic life tending their cattle, but on the contrary help save their own culture and lifestyle.
Lately, the Masai people have started to migrate in urban places for work and survival. To avoid this, development must come to their land, schools and hospitals must be built and their culture must be promoted to attract tourists, so the Masai can benefit from revenue generated from it. Join the project now and be part of this wonderful effort to save Masai’s unique way of life.


You do not need any qualifications to volunteer in the project. However, if you are an engineer, you’d be ideal for the project. If volunteers have other skills like building projects, cultural conservation ideas, you are more than welcome to share them. Others can also contribute equally by learning and volunteering enthusiastically.

Volunteer's Responsibilities

Volunteers will stay with a Masai family and work in these projects. Projects include sanitation, school construction and making beads for export. Your work can include:

  • Construction of infrastructures like classrooms, hospital wards and community centers
  • Giving training to Masai to market their arts and crafts
  • Spreading awareness and education of diseases like HIV/AIDS and sanitation
  • Participating in clean up campaigns
  • Helping children and women in different programs
  • Fund raising
  • Teaching in local schools English and other subjects
  • Participating in games and other social activities like dances

Project Location:

The territories the Masai have shrunk drastically recently because of creation of national parks and human settlements. In Kenya, the Masai used to roam in all of the Great Rift Valley. Today, they are mainly restricted to Kajiado and Narok districts. The lands are mainly semi-arid and arid. Our project is located in Kimuka, about 50 miles from Nairobi. It is a sleepy Masai village.