Founded in 2022, CorpsAfrica/Kenya welcomed 16 Kenyan and two Exchange Volunteers during its first year. With support from the Mastercard Foundation, CorpsAfrica/Kenya volunteers will live in various villages in Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, Narok, Kajiado, and Kiambu counties.
The agricultural sector continues to play a vital role in Kenya’s economy, contributing around 33 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing 70 percent of the rural population. Enhancing agricultural productivity, ensuring food security, tackling youth unemployment, improving access to affordable healthcare, and bolstering the blue-collar economy are key focus areas for both the nation and CorpsAfrica/Kenya communities and Volunteers. In line with these priorities, Volunteers are trained to collaborate with communities in developing initiatives aimed at enhancing nutrition, establishing microenterprises, implementing water harvesting, and promoting sustainable environmental practices.
Volunteer in Kenya
CorpsAfrica recruits ambitious young people to apply their education, build their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learn more about their countries and about themselves. They facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects identified by local community members, to fulfill key needs.
We expect to begin accepting applications for the next cohort in early 2024.
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CorpsAfrica addresses two of Africa’s most difficult challenges: creating opportunities for youth and helping rural communities overcome extreme poverty and build resilience. We recruit motivated volunteers to live and work in remote, low-income areas in their own countries. They collaborate with the community to design and implement small-scale projects that address their top priorities and by doing so gain the skills and experience that lay the foundation for personal and professional success.
CorpsAfrica trusts youth and rural communities to help each other.