Teaching and school support in Kenya

VOLUNTEER IN NAIROBI

For decades Kenya has attracted wildlife lovers, adventurous travelers and artists who love nature, as it is a country full of unique landscapes and a great cultural heritage. But also much of its population is in situations of poverty and economic hardship that does not allow their children to get a quality education.

This need has generated that many organizations and communities look for the tools and possible solutions to this problem and that facilitates the day to day to these people. Adventure Volunteer, is one of these associations, which supports vulnerable communities in Kenya, through the volunteer program reinforcement and school support for children and young people of limited resources.

For all these reasons, the program of volunteer reinforcement and school support, aims to improve the quality of life of people in situations of social disadvantage, serving mainly the most vulnerable children.

All this work would not be possible without the constant support of local staff and volunteers who accompany us each year in this work.

WHAT WILL I DO AS A VOLUNTEER?

As a volunteer in Kenya, you should keep in mind that we do not have enough staff to cope with the demand for work that we currently have. We hope that our volunteers will bring new ideas and teaching methodologies that will motivate our children and young people to continue learning and build a better future for themselves.

We work in a space for our children and young people, aged between 3 and 8 years in the mornings, in the afternoons are children between 9 and 14 years. Volunteers interested in providing sexual and emotional education collaborate with young children between the ages of 10 and 21. Classes are organized:

  • English, Mathematics, Computer Science and Sports
  • Art, dance and music activities
  • Health and hygiene talks
  • Cooking classes, Painting, Gardening
  • Storytelling and theatre spaces
  • Collaborate in the tasks of cleaning and maintenance of the center.
  • Assist the staff of the centres.

All of the above is complemented by leisure and free time activities that seek to promote socio-educational integration, tolerance and solidarity in the children who live in these communities.

KEEP IN MIND

  • It is very important that every volunteer has a certain level of English to be able to communicate.
  • You must be of legal age.
  • We expect you to be creative, open-minded and adaptable.
  • In addition to the desire to help, give your best to these children and young people.
  • The clothing required during collaborative hours is: long pants (jeans or jeans), blouses or short-sleeved t-shirts. Shorts, strapless blouses and short dresses are not allowed. We must understand that we are in another country and customs are different from ours.

WHAT DAYS AND DATES CAN I VOLUNTEER?

ARRIVALS

  • This project is open all year round.
  • You can arrive any day of the week, we also recommend that you arrive on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as it facilitates the incorporation to the project.

TIMETABLE AND PICK-UP POINT

  • You must arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (where you will be picked up by your assigned logistics coordinator).
  • The schedule for airport pick-ups is from 8:00 to 21:00 (ask for additional costs in case of arrival at other times).

HOW ARE THE LODGING AND MEALS?

Accommodation and meals for the volunteer are provided by the Kenyan host family. These allow the volunteers to get to know more directly the culture of the country and the people who live in these communities.

They are very poor places, the volunteer must know that there is nothing of comfort (No WIFI) possible sim card.

The selected houses have:

  • Electricity
  • Bedrooms (for two or three volunteers depending on the house)
  • A common bathroom in an outdoor area for all the inhabitants of the house
  • Living room

The food is typical of the country. Breakfast is usually served with tea or coffee and fruit, cassava, sweet potato, pancakes (crepe, pancake) or mandazi. In the meal rice with stew, spaghetti, ugali with cabbages or vegetables, githeri (combination of cornmeal and cooked beans) and Matoke (banana and chicken stew) dinner is similar to the main meal.

There may be temporary cuts in water and electricity supplies.