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Overview

Overview

Flying Kites seeks to raise the standards of care available to the world’s poorest children. We are a non-profit organization that strives to give these children the tools they need: an education, imagination, and resolution – to succeed in and contribute to a complex and changing world. We will prepare them to impact their societies through our emphasis on compassion, advocacy, and leadership.

Activities
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
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2 Participant reviews

gstern

13 Sep 2012

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Volunteering at Flying Kites was a life-changing experience. Working alongside the dedicated staff and volunteers inspired me to be the best that I could be. The kids at Flying Kids...Read more

Volunteering at Flying Kites was a life-changing experience. Working alongside the dedicated staff and volunteers inspired me to be the best that I could be.
The kids at Flying Kids are extraordinary. They are studious, dedicated, hard-working and always happy. The constant positive energy that radiates through Flying Kites fosters an environment of trust, support, and dedication.
When I was in Kenya, I could tell that the people working for FK would truly do anything for this organization.
Flying Kites is extremely organized and has a clear vision. This is something that should be greatly appreciated in the volunteer world. They know what they want, and they know the steps they need to take to achieve those goals.
I love Flying Kites and would 100% volunteer for them again. They welcomed me into their family and I am forever grateful and thankful that I found this organization.

dreambigdreams

11 Sep 2012

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Volunteering with Flying Kites gave me an opportunity to work and live alongside an extraordinary team of people absolutely dedicated to their work. They made me feel as I were...Read more

Volunteering with Flying Kites gave me an opportunity to work and live alongside an extraordinary team of people absolutely dedicated to their work. They made me feel as I were a part of their family, and they made it clear to me how I impacted the children in their care, as well as the the overall organization.

I was able to work in their school, assisting their full time teachers, working with other volunteers to teach gym and art, and tutoring some of the hardest working kids I've ever met.

Though fundraising was hard for me, I loved being at FK and knowing I'd help fund nearly a full month of operating costs.

And I liked that they didn't hide the struggles from the volunteers; we saw the financial difficulty, the infrastructure breakdowns, and the outbursts of the kids (few and far between) and because of that inclusion, I walked away with a much deeper, and more real, understanding the of the difficulties of working in resource/infrastructure poor settings.

Do it. Join their team.