Come & teach Basic computer skills to our students
- You will have opportunity to experience the true African way of life, which will expand your perspective of the world, and memories that you'll never forget during your weekend excursions & safaris
- The programs are many and suitable for volunteers from the age of 14 years and above, High School & University Students, Professionals, Couples & Families with their children, and Adults of 50+ years
- After the completion of your online/ Onsite volunteer offer, UCESCO will write you a good and official recommendation letter and Certificate of appreciation/Recognition for your time and service to us
- Our project site is truly an exciting place to be, a place where you can really make a difference. UCESCO - Kenya has a 100% safety record & we try to maintain it as Kenyans are friendly by nature.
- Orientation of activities is done every Monday to understand all other programs we have in case you are flexible & interested to help other programs/activities. Opportunity to rotate to other program
About the program
We wouldn’t be able to do what we do best without our volunteers. We would be honored to have your support in teaching students basic computer skills.Explore Kenya by helping our students and young adult in the communities we are serving, with basic computer skills, using the standard programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Office etc. Come and help our teens and young adults become comfortable with basic computer processes and improve ...
1. Volunteer task
We anticipate that;
- You want to contribute, and
- As a person you are calm, embracing, and with no judgment
- You are passionate about making a difference to the target group or individual.
2. Your induction and orientation
On your first day, you will receive a comprehensive induction ...
Official languages are Swahili and English
- Common swahili words
- Hello: jambo/ hujambo/ salama.
- How are you?: habari gani.
- Fine (response): nzuri.
- Goodbye: kwa heri/ kwa herini (more than one peson)
- See you later: tutaonana.
- Nice to meet you: nafurahi kukuona.
- Goodnight: lala salama.
Kenya has a ...
What's NOT included?
Details on arrival
1. Preparing for the arrival
Volunteering in Kenya through our organization will be an exhilarating, horizon-widening time. You will find new friends and take on new challenges, experiencing a different way of life while you do so. To make the most of this opportunity, it is a good idea to make sure that you are prepared as possible, both physically and mentally.
2. VISAS Requirement for your volunteer
One of the perks of volunteering with us is the visa guidance we give you. We have a dedicated visa team that has up-to-date information on Visa requirements. You can get in touch with us if you have any visa queries, big or small, and we will take you through the process. Once you apply, you'll also get a link, which includes all the necessary visa information.
3. When we need volunteers
Throughout the year.
The exception is a teaching program that is available from January to May, and from July to November each year.
Immediately you arrive, it is reassuring to know you’ll be able to contact home and keep in touch with staff and volunteers during your stay. Here are some tips on communicating in Kenya
Mobile phone- It is a good idea to have a mobile phone with you while you volunteer. They allow you to reassure your family and friends to know that you will be contactable. A local SIM card will usually offer much cheaper local and international rates than your SIM from home. You can buy a local SIM from many shops in Nairobi, and the Kenyan team or another volunteer can tell you where to go. Safaricom is the largest network provider in Kenya. You can buy or rent a handset after you arrive, or alternatively bring one with you. Some smartphones (including iPhones) will not accept SIMs from other companies, so please check before you travel.
Internet - The cheapest way to stay in touch with friends and family is via the internet, email, social networks, and telecom services like Skype. Many volunteers also choose to write a travel blog, and volunteers who fundraise may have promised an email diary for their sponsors. There are two ways to access the internet in Nairobi: on the internet, Wifi in homestays, and cafes, or using a modem stick plugged into your laptop.
Local means of Transport -Matatus are the most common form of public transport in Kenya. After you have been in Kenya for a couple of days and you are starting to feel more confident, you’ll find you want to explore the local area or get to the supermarket or an ATM. You may also need to take public transport to reach your placement project. If this is the case, one of the Kenyan team will accompany you for your first couple of days, until you are happy making the trip without them. Matatus are the most common form, a cross between a minibus and a taxi. They are often “pimped out” with neon lights, TV screens, and speakers, and they are a cheap and entertaining way to travel. Be aware that due to the cramped conditions, there is always a risk of pickpocketing. Avoid taking valuables or large sums of cash on a matatu. For longer journeys, we recommend organizing travel with the Kenyan team, who can arrange for you to be driven to your destination by one personal car/Van
Kindly Note that Commuting to the project site is on a personal account for all volunteers above 18yrs and our local staff from the volunteer house/Homestay by a public transport system which is very easily affordable and uber can also be cost-shared when traveling with more than 3 volunteers, apart from Minors of below 18 yrs who must be accompanied by one of our staff in charge at UCESCO or other adult volunteers staying together.
There are a couple of things to bear in mind when packing clothes for Kenya. The first is the weather - it can vary quite a lot, so it is best to plan for hot sun and pouring rain. You will need to dress to protect yourself from the sun, but also be prepared for rain. Here is a suggestion of what to bring;
Lightweight trousers and tops
Jumper and Jeans for the evenings
Plenty of underwear
Hait for sun
Trainers or boots
Below are some suggestions about what to pack. Everything on these lists is essential or useful
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate
A sleeping bag and a Mosquito net are important to have, especially when we will be traveling to rural villages or our monthly team-building camping. You can come with it or get it at our local markets.
Toiletries and sanitary products. Consider bringing dry shampoo and wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
Anti-malaria tablets- We insist; that volunteers purchase a full course of anti-malarial tablets before departure. Malarone is popular due to minimal side effects, Doxycycline, proguanil, and mefloquine are also alternatives.
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