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Project Achievements from Ecuador!

As part of the Education Outreach for Child Workers in the Markets project volunteers bring a pop up tents to the local market in Quito, where many children as young as three work to provide informal education. Although schooling is mandatory in Ecuador it is not enforced and the project aims to...

World Love for Dolphin Day

The 13th February was World Love For Dolphin Day, a day created  in 2003 to campaign against the brutal killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. This event occurs for 6 months every year, when dolphin hunters herd wild dolphins from the ocean’s open waters into a hidden shallow bay, now infamously...

Si, hablo: My Volunteer Experience in Spanish

I have always been enchanted by the Spanish language. I started studying Spanish my first year of college, and was amazed by the liberation and celebration that I felt every time I spoke. From the start, I was eager to seek out every opportunity I could to speak, and became ravenous for more and...

Volunteering in A HIV/AIDS Orphanage in Antelope Park in Zimbabwe

Britta Carr volunteered for three weeks on the Care for HIV/AIDS Orphanage in Antelope Park in Zimbabwe with Kaya and is a Family Studies and Human Services major at Kansas State University. Britta also has over six years of experience working as a child care provider, nanny and recreational...

Project Achievements from Australia and New Zealand

Over the past year our partners in Australia and New Zealand have: Planted over half a million native trees and shrubs. These help to improve habitat and food sources for the native wildlife, and also help to address erosion and salinity problems. This high number of trees makes a significant...

Sponsored Child Enrols at University

This article was written by Emma Bailie who volunteered with us for 13 weeks in August 2014.  Here she tells the heartwarming story of Janaca Dycoco who has just enrolled at University. “Sponsored child, Janaca Dycoco has stepped out of the shadow of poverty to take her place at the...

What Progress has the Recovery Effort made One Year on from Typhoon Haiyan?

The following article was written by Emma Bailie who volunteered with us on the media and photography project in the Philippines on the progress the recovery effort have made since Typhoon Haiyan. “As time marches on, residents of Leyte province in the Philippines try their best to look...

An Interview with the Director in Tacloban one year on from Haiyan

For anyone interested in our Media and Photography Project to Support an NGO in the Philippines, the following article is an interview conducted by Australian journalist, Emma Bailie, with Helena Claire, who is the director of the projects in the Philippines. “A year on from history’s worst...

Kaya’s Placement Administrator Aureen Recounts Her Experience of Typhoon Haiyan

The following post was written by our wonderful Placement Administrator, Aureen, who works for Kaya in our Tacloban office. This is her story of the night the typhoon struck and life a year on from Haiyan. “It was 6:00 in the morning of Friday, 8th of November 2013 when one of the flaps in...

World Elephant Day!

Today is World Elephant Day! Find out more information about these majestic animals and volunteer to ensure their future on our conservation and welfare projects in Namibia and...

Is there an age limit for volunteering with Kaya?

We are often asked if someone is too old or too young to volunteer and the answer is nearly always no!  If you are healthy, have a great attitude and want to work alongside a local project team, then we will have a placement for you. At Kaya, our volunteers range from those as young as 6 who come...

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