Children's Rehabilitation Assistant

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High­lights

Experience Kenyan lifestyle and customs.
Explore the community environment and help understand the locals better
Learn Swahili and tribal dialects at your own pace and explore your love for languages!
Make memories you will never forget in Kenya. From Kenya.
Visit and explore the beautiful locale of Mombasa with places like Haller National Park, Shelly Beach, Fort Jesus and many more.
Work to develop the basic educational needs and live with the underprivileged and homeless kids in the local community from Likoni sub- county of Mombasa, Kenya. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

For Volunteers who have kids at heart, come & visit our Children's home that takes care of orphans and children from underprivileged families.

For those with teaching skills, You will be acting as a teaching assistant for the children in the children's centre and the school associated with the children's centre, improving their communication skills in English and benefitting in a bilingual environment. Simultaneously, as a volunteer, you can bring in newer ideas for betterment of their lifestyle, given the hardships they face daily and ease the journey ahead. As a participant on this project, you will be working with children that may have been abandoned and abused. It will be your role as a volunteer to support the staff by engaging the children in different activities, boosting their morale towards education itself and encouraging their families to be supportive.

Specifically, volunteers will do the following activities:

  1. Assess the conditions and needs of the children and people you will be working with.
  2. Provide guidance sessions to local faculty to improve current practices of imparting education, within the given curricula.
  3. Provide career development session with young girls and boys.
  4. Providing the abused with the care and attention they need.
  5. Teach them about the arts and culture or even enlighten the kids on historical events from the respective volunteer’s homeland.

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your accommodation by a local coordinator/staff member so you can relax and rest. Following that, you will meet the admin and the staff members who will explain the work and the ongoing projects to be done. Please ensure to inform the admin/contact person about the flight ETA and other details, if required, prior to the journey. This would avoid any unnecessary loss of time by waiting at the airport. 

Typical working days (Monday-Thursday):

  1. 09:00 – 11:00 hours: Assisting with general tasks such as teaching at the school (subject chosen as per volunteer’s choice) and playing educational games.
  2. 11:30 – 13:30 hours: Relaxation time at the accommodation and enjoy lunch.
  3. 13:30 – 16:00 hours: Back to classes and help the faculty with lessons and homework for the day.
  4. 16:00 – 17:30 hours: Time for evening siesta or fun games; cultural exchange with the children of any kind.
  5. 19:00 – rest of the night: Personal time for the volunteer.

Friday and Saturday are free days for the volunteers. They can choose to explore the city around or do as they wish.

Off-work day (Sunday)

Volunteers can assist the kids in household chores such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, dishes, etc. short guidance or career counseling sessions can be held with prior request to avail the necessary equipment.

Tasks and roles

  1. Volunteers will provide necessary counseling to the children and adolescent teenagers.
  2. Volunteers will support and give local assistance to the less privileged families in the community.
  3. Volunteers will make the afternoons fun and exciting for children by playing games, helping them with homework and just being there to give them the attention that they deserve.

Free-time activities

In exchange for 5-6 hours of work and commitment per day, you can do the following in your spare time:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Occasional movies on a projector with other volunteers or kids
  • Cooking the local cuisines and teaching the local cooks/matrons how to cook exotic dishes, if possible
  • Social activities like cleaning/painting the school or helping with a bit of renovation like putting up fans or study lamps for the children.
  • Evening walks by the beach.
  • Swimming.

During the weekend, volunteers have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore the Mombasa locale, such as visiting the beach, planning a fun and entertainment program with the kids, etc.

Also, they can tour in and around places like Malindi, Kilifi, Mtwapa and so on.

There’s no dearth of places of rich and cultural heritage and the famed African wildlife. Fort Jesus, Haller National Park are some of the weekend tourist hotspots.

NOTE- The program coordinator/director can arrange for sightseeing, only after proper intimation and discussion.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English, Art, Psychology, Math at High School/College level
Required Documents
CV, Certificate of Education or Teaching Experience (if any) and Vaccine certificate.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Diligent
• Respectful
• Good communication skills
• Flexible
• Self-motivated
• Willing to learn
• Good with kids
** Additionally, a non-judgmental approach and respect for diversity should be reciprocated as locals here often feel sceptic and intimidated by alien presence.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by LA4CC

What's included:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Pre-departure navigational and visa assistance
  • In-country program orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Certificate of International Volunteering from the organisation (performance-based)
What's not included:
  1. Flights.
  2. Visa costs.
  3. Vaccination or PCR tests.

Airport Pickup at Moi International Airport

In case the volunteer is scheduled for Nairobi, there might be additional charges for pickup assistance or a proper navigational guidance for the route to Mombasa.

However, in special cases, there would be a pick-up assistance.

We strongly advise volunteers to save time and money to book a direct or a 1-stop flight to Mombasa (IATA code – MBA) as the final destination and their place of volunteering is the same.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Mombasa International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.
When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation.

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in a volunteer house, where you can expect to share a room with three to seven other volunteers. Bedrooms are comprised of bunk beds with bedding provided, which includes a bedding, blanket and pillow.

The volunteer house is located in Mombasa, 10 minutes from the project site. The volunteer house has electricity and running water.

There is an additional lobby for meals and meetings.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which are served at the accommodation.

Breakfast is served around 7 am and generally consists of chai (tea), toast, fruit and sometimes mandazi (African donuts). A typical lunch can include vegetables with rice, occasional meat and fruit and is served around 1-2 pm. Dinner is usually served around 7-8 pm and usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapati, mboga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables.

Tap water is not safe to drink in the project site due to its closeness to the Indian ocean, though bottled water is readily available. Volunteers typically drink around half a gallon, or two liters, per day, which adds up to cost around $5-10 per week although drinking water is available at the volunteer house.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please make a note on your application so arrangements can be made. However, it is important that volunteers do not expect to eat as you normally do at home.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. 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 orientation begins usually on the day of the volunteer’s arrival or a day after, given the randomly changing flight schedules in lieu of the recent covid19 situation.

  • After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Mombasa International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.
  • When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. 
  • If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Mombasa on the day before your program orientation or you can navigate by yourself to the destination. Please make sure to keep in touch with the program coordinator and you will be assisted and guided during the tenure of your tour and stay accordingly. After all, traveling is always smoother when it has a proper communication system.
  • Orientation is given by the admin or a staff member in the orphanage campus.
  • Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Kenya – Introduction to Mombasa, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya (in and around Mombasa) and Introduction to your project.

Once your orientation is complete, you will be guided to your work location and you can proceed with the relevant work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 10 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$600
6 weeks
$894
8 weeks
$1,199
10 weeks (max. stay)
$1,417
Average fees
$146 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. LA4CC will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with LA4CC during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Children's Rehabilitation Assistant

Work to develop the basic educational needs and live with the underprivileged and homeless kids in the local community from Likoni sub- county of Mombasa, Kenya.

$134/week

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