Through music, they are able to see through the shroud of suffering and sorrow to a life worth living. Music is their passage to a better life, if even that means that this better life lasts for only a few minutes of song. The music volunteer program is designed to give the children of the slum a chance to let their voices and songs be heard. Those taking part in this program will provide students a basic understanding of musical theory (note reading, etc.) as well as instrument and vocal training. It has been set up by past IVHQ volunteers in Kenya in addition to current school curriculum.

Current classes include guitar, piano, introduction to music, and traditional music lessons where students share and learn from each other cultural and tribal songs. The children of Kibera have music ingrained in them. Not a moment goes by that you cannot find them singing and dancing, creating music by clapping, stomping, and banging.

By taking part in this newly developing program you can give these children a chance to transcend the confines of the slum through the joy and celebration, the creativity and inspiration that is music. A background in music and basic knowledge of musical theory and practical ability is imperative if you are to be a successful participant on this program.



Cost & How to Apply

  • This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$270 (1 Week) to US$2320 (6 months) 
  • Included in this price is placements, in-country 24/7 support, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay
  • If you are thinking about booking this program on the application there is a section "Have you been referred by an Ambassador or Partner?". Here you can type code: ONEWORLD365 and you will be entered into a monthly draw to win a full refund of your registration fee