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Company/Organization: KENWA


Would you like to...
-Make a difference for people with HIV/AIDS?
-Experience the work at an NGO in Kenya?
-Get new perspectives and experiences for your future?

Assignments as an intern/volunteer
- Assist staff in reaching slum communities with the message of disease prevention (HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Typhoid) in a professional context and support those who are infected or affected.
- Receive personal mentoring and on-job training from qualified KENWA staff
- Hands-on experience in: administration, projects, and specific fields
- Help lead or work with community health workers (CHW) as they travel up-country to do health teachings or other activities
- Visit and work at the KENWA orphanage in Murang’a
- Slum community drop-in services which include Home Based Care Visits
- Assist in gathering and packing supplies for visiting CHWs
- Help to improve the health care tools as you gain experience through learning.
- Assist with KENWA program reports, fundraising etc. or as otherwise directed


- Must be able to commit a minimum of 30 days in Kenya, doing community related work, either at the office, or at a pre-approved site
- Must commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week on KENWA related community work
- Able to work with others in a mature and responsible manner.
- Must be able to be flexible in the schedule of allocation of duties
- Must be willing to be accountable to the KENWA senior staff
- Agree with and support the basic KENWA beliefs and core values
- Good oral and written communication skills


minimum 1 month

Start Date:


Additional Info:
Kenya Network of Women with AIDS (KENWA)
P.O. Box 10001 – 00100, Nairobi
Off Thika Road (Ruaraka), Garden Estate Road



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KENWA (Kenya Network of Women with AIDS) is a Non-Governmental Organization that was started in 1993 and registered as an NGO in 1998. It is a membership organization with a current membership of over 7000 women and over 1700 orphans and vulnerable children.

KENWA was started by a group of 5 women all infected with HIV and were facing issues of stigma, discrimination and rejection by their families and friends. These women formed a support group to share their common experiences and help each other. Thus, KENWA by virtue of being founded by women has a positive bias towards women-driven initiatives. This is also out of realization that women are more marginalized and more vulnerable to HIV and AIDS.

The organization focuses on destitute women living with AIDS and infected and affected children in eight informal settlements in Kenya. The informal settlements where KENWA works are Pangani, Mathare, Korogocho, Kiambiu and Soweto in Nairobi; Kiandutu in Thika; Mjini in Muranga; and Kiawara in Nyeri. These settlements are reported to have some of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the country. It is estimated that in Korogocho about 22,000 people are HIV positive (34%), in Kiambiu 10,810 who are HIV positive (27%) and in Soweto 22,600 are HIV positive (28%). Kiandutu in Thika has a prevalence of 33%, one of the highest nationwide, while Mjini in Murang’a and Kiawara in Nyeri have a prevalence of about 20%.

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Nairobi, AL

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