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Hospital and Medical Support in Kenya

Service LearningService Learning | Healthcare Kenya


Join our transformative medical program in Limuru, Kenya as we support the healthcare system in this tea town community. As a volunteer, you will provide vital medical support and assistance to local facilities while gaining valuable experience. Whether you’re a medical professional looking to make an impact, a person seeking to explore a healthcare career, or simply eager to learn and give back, this enriching opportunity is tailor-made for you. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Kenyan culture, make a lasting difference, and let your passion for healthcare lead the way. Together, we can create positive change and unforgettable memories in this beautiful part of the world.

Project highlights include:

  • An opportunity to offer valuable medical support and assistance to nurses and doctors working at local clinics, hospitals, and healthcare centers.
  • Gaining firsthand experience through immersing into the complexities and challenges of public healthcare in a developing country – while honing one’s skills and abilities.
  • Contributing to community home-based care initiatives aimed at providing much-needed support to individuals with limited resources and inadequate access to healthcare.
  • Enjoying the serene ambiance of the picturesque highlands of Kenya. Participants will reside in the safe and peaceful Brackenhurst Estate located in the charming tea town of Limuru.
  • Limuru, situated approximately one hour away from Kenya’s vibrant capital city, Nairobi, offers many activities to keep weekends eventful. From visiting the Nairobi National Park and National Museums to indulging in wildlife and cultural experiences within renowned conservation areas, participants will also have access to the stunning Kenyan coast that boasts some of Africa’s finest beaches.


Limuru town is located on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, approximately 35 kilometers northwest of Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. Though fairly small (with a population of about 5000 people), Limuru holds significant recognition in Kenya as a notable tea-producing and processing zone. Since 1903, the tea plantations established around Limuru have served as the backbone of Kenya’s largest export industry – renowned for producing some of the finest tea in the world.

For those seeking adventure beyond the town’s borders, Limuru offers proximity to breathtaking destinations such as the Great Rift Valley, the renowned Maasai Mara, and some of Africa’s most exquisite beaches along the East African coast. During weekends, participants can explore these captivating landscapes, encounter Africa’s iconic wildlife thriving in its natural habitat, and immerse themselves in the culture of the Maasai community.

Project Work

Medical Support and Assistance

Working alongside dedicated nurses and doctors, participants will play a vital role in supporting overcrowded and under-resourced healthcare facilities. With staff shortages, volunteer assistance goes a long way in providing much-needed care for patients.

Home Based Care

In rural communities within Limuru, participants will collaborate with local caregivers to deliver essential medical outreach services. This experience offers an opportunity to be immersed in Kenya’s traditional way of life while attending to those who lack easy access to healthcare. Practical involvement will include providing basic treatments, regular check-ins, valuable advice, and, if necessary, facilitating referrals to hospitals or clinics. During this journey, meaningful relationships can be built as participants offer comfort, lend a listening ear, and share life-saving knowledge.

Health Education and Awareness

In addition to hands-on support, participants will actively engage in health education and awareness workshops. Volunteers will be responsible for setting up and facilitating workshops on topics directly related to the community’s health challenges. By sharing crucial knowledge and spreading awareness, individuals will be empowered to make informed decisions and embrace lifestyle changes that can significantly improve their well-being.

Cost (in USD)

2 weeks $1695

3 weeks $1995

4 weeks $2295

5 weeks $2595

6 weeks $2895

7 weeks $3195

8 weeks $3495

9 weeks $3795

10 weeks $4095

11 weeks $4395

12 weeks $4695

Available Start Dates

26 Jun 2023

3 Jul 2023

10 Jul 2023

17 Jul 2023

24 Jul 2023

31 Jul 2023

7 Aug 2023

14 Aug 2023

21 Aug 2023

28 Aug 2023

4 Sep 2023

11 Sep 2023

18 Sep 2023

25 Sep 2023

2 Oct 2023

9 Oct 2023

16 Oct 2023

23 Oct 2023

30 Oct 2023

6 Nov 2023

13 Nov 2023

20 Nov 2023

27 Nov 2023

4 Dec 2023

Project Fees Includes and Excludes


  • Accommodation throughout the stay
  • 3 meals a day cooked by a local chef (weekdays only)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport to and from the project
  • 24/7 support from experienced international and local staff
  • Full orientation to ensure responsible contribution
  • Project equipment and resources


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours not on the itinerary
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs

Featured Experiences

Brackenhurst Botanic Gardens

Brackenhurst Botanic Gardens is a vibrant gateway into the world of pre-colonial climate diversity. Rising out of misty, rolling hills of emerald-green tea, these gardens stand as a testament to the power of environmental restoration and protection. The project began in the year 2000 and includes an arboretum of rare tree species that are critically endangered across the continent. 

Big Cat Monitoring

Incredible wildlife is one of Africa’s most appealing icons and is desperately in need of protection through conservation and educational projects. Many conservation efforts give rise to amazing service-learning programs, such as the opportunity to research and monitor big cats. Taking part in this project gives students a chance to deeply experience and engage with some of Africa’s most powerful and breathtaking wildlife.

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