Childcare Participant

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founded in 2013
worldmeetskenya
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Coordinator | Samuel
Coordinator | Samuel
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High­lights

Experience the rich kenyan culture
Gain experience in childcare
Visit the famous maasai mara game reserve
Learn the local language
Experience the local foods
We seek to address the immediate and long term needs of communities by leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and the local community.

This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
Our program is suited for both skilled and unskilled individuals who want to make a difference among disadvantaged kids in our local community.One of the major requirements is that one should have a passion for kids given that it involves interacting with kids.
Provide much-needed assistance at under-resourced childcare centers . Children range between 1 and 16 years old. Your duties will include teaching basic English and Math, hosting activities, helping with farm work, caring for babies and toddlers, and doing daily chores (cooking, cleaning, etc). You’ll see your impact right away as you give the children valuable social, emotional, and educational support.
The program also comes with cooking lessons for volunteers,lessons in swahili language,and organic farming.
During free time, explore happening Nairobi and the surrounding nature, like Nairobi National Park

Typical day

A typical day looks like the following: At 9AM TO 10 AM volunteers will have breakfast, 11 AM  the volunteer program begins and ends at 1 PM. We go back to the compound and freshen up. Lunch is usually served at 1PM TO 2PM From 2PM to 5 PM  volunteers have free time. From 5PM to 8 PM there volunteers spend time with kids from the local community. Dinner is served at 9PM.

SUMMARY From 10AM TO 1PM during weekdays volunteers will have two options 

  1. spending time at the day care where they will feed the children, prepare meals, carryout cleaning and babysitting 
  2. spending time at the local school where they will 

  • assist teachers during lessons in the classroom, 
  • teaching basic classes, for example, teaching them colours,shapes,numbers, 
  • engaging children in sports and games 
  • serving breakfast i.e. porridge during break time

From 2PM to 5PM volunteers will have their free time. From 5PM TO 8PM volunteers spend time with children from the local community where they can engage them in

  • Assisting with homework
  • Games and sports
  • Art work
  • Watching educational movies
  • Teaching basic English
  • Teaching hygiene and life skills
Volunteers will have free time on Saturdays and Sundays
An average of five volunteers are usually in the program 

Free-time activities

Volunteers can engaging in
1.Photography
2.Jogging
3.Going to the gymn
4.Visit restaurants and pubs

PLACES TO VISIT:
Volunteers can visit the following tourist sites while in Kenya.
1.Maasai mara game reserve
2.Crocodile village
3.Animal orphanage
4.The 14th falls
5.Karura Forest Nature walk
6.The National Museums
7.Elephant sanctuary
8.Girrafe centre.
Sample our delicious local dishes,and drinks.You can also visit our traditional jewellery shops and purchase authentic artifacts and jewellery

Swimming
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Basic knowledge in english grammar and maths, at At least the volunteer should have completed high school education level
Required Documents
CV and PROOF OF EDUCATION
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ability to work with kids,should be playful and cheerful.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30

What's Included

Services by worldmeetskenya

The fees caters for the following

  1. Food, 3 meals a day which includes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  2. Accommodation in a one bedroomed apartment
  3. Water
  4. Electricity
  5. Toiletries
  6. Laundry services

Accommodation

Located in Githurai 45 Kiambu County Kenya, approximately 15km off the capital city Nairobi.The accommodation is a one bedroomed apartment with the following features

  1. Sitting room with an adjacent kitchen which has running water.The sitting room is spacious, and well ventilated, and has good lighting.
  2. One bedroom with a double decker bed.Its spacious, well ventilated with good lighting.
  3. Bathroom which has running water,

The area is quiet and serene with a spacious compound which has a garden.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

We offer meals that can also cater for vegetarians.

  1. Breakfast- tea, coffee, milk, bread, eggs, snacks, bananas, apple, mangoes, paw paw
  2. Lunch- Rice, beans, green grams, wheat,y ams, cassavas, spaghetti, potatoes, beef, local vegetables, kales, cabbages, maize, noodles
  3. Supper- Rice, green grams, wheat, yams, cassavas, spaghetti, potatoes, beef, local vegetables, kales, cabbages, maize, noodles

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kenya.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kenya provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program starts from March 2019 and one can join at any time of the year

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$300
5 weeks
$375
6 weeks
$450
7 weeks
$525
8 weeks (max. stay)
$600
Average fees
$75 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. worldmeetskenya will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with worldmeetskenya during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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