As a teaching and community volunteer you will spend your time providing much needed assistance with the often understaffed, under-resourced and overcrowded orphanage and educational establishments of the Limuru area.
Teaching And Community Project, Kenya Limuru, Kenya
Our focus is on responsible volunteering, particularly when it comes to vulnterable or orphaned children. We have worked with our charity, The Happy Africa Foundation, to create a set of protocols and guidelines we adhere to strictly when dealing with local communities. We encourage you to view our Child Protection Policy on our website.
What is the minimum stay?
Where exactly is it?
What will I be doing?
Spend your time providing much needed assistance with the often understaffed, under-resourced and overcrowded orphanages and educational establishments of the Limuru area.
- Work with teachers and share your skills to enhance the learning environment in orphanages and pre-schools which support disadvantaged and vulnerable children
- Create fun and interactive ways to teach English and develop life skills workshops in health, safety, nutrition, first-aid, lesson planning, courtesies and oral and general hygiene
- Teach basic English to children with the support of local teachers
- Provide individual attention to children who may be behind the other children or withdrawn due to past trauma or unsuitable environments
- Share new techniques in teaching aids, physical education, sports, arts and crafts, and music
- Support community projects such as school refurbishments, cooking, cleaning, chopping wood, gardening and shoe-shining!
- Help to uplift the community through education while gaining teaching experience in a challenging environment which is under-resourced and under-staffed – provide the extra pair of hands that is so needed and appreciated!
- Challenge and be challenged through your involvement with the community – this project gives you the unique opportunity to witness issues of poverty, illness, and education deficiency and work through them with the very people who are living theses experiences
- Get a taste of Kenyan culture, cuisine and learn a bit of Swahili!
- Explore one of the finest safari destinations in the world!
- Make friends for life with the other international volunteers on the program!
- Project Fee: this entails financing that goes directly back into the project that you are involved with. This project fee facilitates funding for items such as building materials, equipment, supplies, foodstuffs, etc. Project fees are also used to buy vehicles and equipment as well as for developing new housing for volunteers to provide for the expansion of the project.
- All airport transfers from Nairobi Airport upon your arrival and departure
- Orientation program
- All daily transfers to and from your projects during your stay
- Full board and lodging which includes 3 meals a day at Brackenhurst Baptist International Centre, Limuru
- Weekly laundry service during your stay
- Assistance in your projects by various African Impact staff and volunteer coordinators. Full support from African Impact and your coordinator throughout your time on your Limuru placement
What’s not included in the cost?
- Personal travel insurance for the duration of your placement which must include cover for repatriation
- All transport by air or bus to Nairobi
- All items of a personal nature, such as curios, gifts, clothing (work and other)
- Email/Internet and telephone calls
- Soft drinks, wines an spirits
- All visas for border crossings
- Any excursions over and above your planned itinerary in Kenya e.g. Safari in the Masai Mara, etc.
- Transportation that is not related to the project
Minimum 17 years – maximum decided on the health of potential participant
- 1st Term: 6th January - 5th April
- 2nd Term: 5th May- 1st August
- 3rd Term: 1st September- 21st/28th November