Classroom Construction at Eco Green School

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Mafanikio Organization
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Coordinator | Diana
Coordinator | Diana

High­lights

BE pioneers of Eco Green Primary School, a green concept in an area shrouded with illiteracy & poverty
Get to experience intriguing cultural dynamics by getting immersed into the local community
Propel your strength and exposure by engaging in the project and challenge yourself
Create lifelong memories in a home away from home
Explore the Country that prides itself with beautiful white sandy beaches and diverse rich culture.
We are setting up Eco Green Primary School, in the heart of a village where there are no primary schools in the vicinity.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

We are building up a primary school from scratch because there is none around in the radius of 7 kilometers.  This means the children are forced to walk for 14 kilometers back and forth under the scorching heat without shoes. Its too stressful to acquire education in this area. As a result, there is high rates of early marriages to older men and pregnancies for young girls and the vicious cycle continues. The illiteracy levels are high and the area is underdeveloped with no basic facilities in the vicinity.

To break this cycle, we must be able to invest in education so that it can be accessible. Schools open up areas through economic activities, knowledge and education is an equalizer and a pathway to sustainable development because it is a learning institution. 

We are looking for volunteers to help us in construction, landscaping, planting seedlings and art work.

Typical day

8.00.  ON site

 
8.00 - 11.00 Construction work (morning hours are best for manual work in the sun because it gets very warm and humid in the day.  There are also different functions of constructions which are allocated on a daily basis on the site)

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 13.00 Creative landscaping/artwork/construction (Depended on the allocated work duties, the work can also change from the previous allocation or continuation.  This is subject to the amount of work and nature of the work too. 

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.00 Planting seedlings (For early days there will be a lot of planting of seed beds for the seedlings as this is a green school and must have a lot of trees all round)

Free-time activities

 Malindi has a lot to offer for everyone.  There are variety of things to d0;


Visit historic places and learn about Kenyan history

Visit the Hells Kitchen Canyon and bond with the locals

Take a hike through the Arabusokuko forest and see different species of birds 

Take a leisure walk and swim in the warm waters of indian ocean

Try local delicacies.......

Do a safari and marvel at the beauty of Tsavo Savannas and big brown elephants or visit the 7th wonder of the world Masai Mara

Visit local homes and learn about their culture, food

The list is indeed endless........

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
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)
Education Requirements
Construction, Environment, Maths, English, Science at College level
Required Documents
CV, Education certificates and Recommendation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication skills
Good organizational skills
Good interactive skills
Ability to work under minimum supervision
Team player
Flexibility
Creativity
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Mafanikio Organization

Airport transfer on arrival

Meals; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation 

Airport Pickup at Malindi Airport

Just in coming transfer

Accommodation

Our volunteer house is fully furnished. It has 3 bedrooms.


Two bedrooms are shared; 1 bedroom is a twin and the other bedroom is shared by 3 people respectively.

We provide mattresses, pillows and bed sheets.


Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

WE have a fully furnished kitchen with all the kitchen facilities.


The volunteers prepare their own meals which are provided.  The meals include;

Tea
Coffee
Bread
Margarine, Jam
Sugar
Rice
Pasta
Wheat flour
Cornmeal
Potatoes
Vegetables available in the season
Fruits available in the season
Beef
Chicken

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Malindi Airport (MYD) in Malindi. 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

Construction dates are open throughout the year.



Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 320
5 weeks
$ 364
6 weeks
$ 408
7 weeks
$ 451
8 weeks
$ 495
9 weeks
$ 539
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 670
Average fees
$ 68 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Mafanikio Organization 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 Mafanikio Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Classroom Construction at Eco Green School

We are setting up Eco Green Primary School, in the heart of a village where there are no primary schools in the vicinity.

$68/week

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