What other safety issues should I be aware of?


As a volunteer in Kenya, what other safety issues should be aware of

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    There is poverty in Kenya. You are likely to be viewed as very rich. You will probably attract souvenir hawkers as well as street children and beggars in smaller towns. Be sure to take some precautions such as:

    • Leave your passport, credit cards and debit cards in the room provided by your home stay host. Only carry a copy of your passport and little cash when going about your duties.
    • Do not walk on your own at night in the major cities.
    • Do not wear jewelery.
    • Do not carry a lot of camera equipment.
    • Wear a money belt that fits under your clothes.
    • Always avoid alleys/back streets.
    • Avoid using your ipod except in your room, at the restaurants or at the project during your break. An ipod in the streets may attract undue attention. You need to be aware of your surroundings at all times when walking, using public transport etc.
    • Avoid talking and walking with strangers.




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