Orphanage Volunteer Kenya


Former orphanage volunteer Catherine Cottam has shared her experience volunteering in an orphanage in Kenya. She tells the tale of how she was first persuaded to volunteer, how she thought it was a noble gesture, and her awakening to learn the reality of the circumstances in Kenya.

Catherine has been writing a series of posts for ReThink Orphanages partner organization Stahili. This series shares insights with fellow volunteers to "know better, do better" and to "redirect support from orphanages to families".