Gain valuable experience teaching in one of the four schools we place volunteers at in Kenya, each in a different location in the country. Two are government schools, and two are supported by private charitable agencies. After two weeks, you may go to a different school, or even a different type of project.
Our medical volunteering projects in Ghana have been running for 10 years, and is carried out in licenced health centres with all the necessary approvals. The volunteering aspect is managed by our partner NGOs, and a qualified Ghanaian health professional.
What to Expect in Kenya
A warm welcome to begin with, at the airport, where the NGO we work with takes you to their HQ in Nairobi. The following day you will receive a full orientation, and be taken to your volunteering setting. The people are friendly and welcoming, and greatly appreciate your volunteering.
Your Typical Day
We work in a number of schools, that vary in size and location, from a boarding school with 1100 children (Kitale), to small rural schools of 200 pupils. In each, volunteers will support the teachers and join in classroom activities (drawing, art music), play sports with the children, teach English. In some schools, food is provided and helping at lunchtime is a normal part of the teacher’s routine.
In Butere, children learn agriculture, and in schools, where classroom construction or painting is taking place, volunteers may have opportunity to join in with that too.
If you volunteer for 2 weeks, we will place you in one school of your choice. Following that, you may move to different schools to gain experience in different school and geographical settings. You may also like to volunteer in other projects, such as conservation, or agriculture.
Learning English, and having access to the wider world will help all the students you teach in Kenya develop, as well as support volunteer’s development of their skills and world view.
Your Leisure Time
Most of our free time will be spent sharing culture with local community members and the other volunteers on the project. There are opportunities to see wildlife, picnic, go on boats on Lake Victoria, and explore.
Close to lake Victoria;
Rift Valley, Maasai Mara, south Kenya
Rift Valley, Kitale, west Kenya
Butere (rural school)
Min/Max Volunteering Period
Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum 26 weeks
Your Reference Letters
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Project Time Line
You will volunteer 4 or 5 consecutive days each week,
Perfect For those:
with good English
interested in working with children
interested in teaching
interested in discovering Kenya
Price per week