Volunteer International Community Development Africa (VICDA) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that was established in Nairobi, Kenya by a local woman, Irene Wairimu Ngatia, in 2004. VICDA was founded with the goal of helping needy Kenyans with the assistance of international volunteers in various development projects ranging from schools to hospitals to counseling programs. To learn more about ways to become involved in VICDA’s work through volunteering, voluntourism or donations, please visit the Get Involved page.
As the volunteer program grew and VICDA developed a positive reputation within the Kenyan community, it extended its impact by becoming involved in community development work. With the assistance of generous donors and selfless volunteers, VICDA has been able to focus their efforts primarily on the rehabilitation of street children, drilling of wells, HIV/AIDS counseling and assistance, medical camps, medical centres, child education and sponsorship. As a reaction to the political violence in Kenya that displaced more than 650,000 Kenyans, VICDA has most recently added community projects for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) including feeding programs and food distributions, construction of homes, classrooms and medical centers and microfinance programs to help them rebuild their lives. To learn more, please visit the VICDA Projects page.
To make these worthy projects possible, VICDA solicits funds from donors from both the local and international community. VICDA involves donors, volunteers, board members and employees regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, gender or physical disability.