Construction of Classroom at Eco Green School

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founded in 2003
Mafanikio Organization
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Coordinator | Diana
Coordinator | Diana
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High­lights

BE pioneers of fostering education in an area which has no primary schools
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 by forming a new family
Explore the Country that prides itself with beautiful white sandy beaches and diverse rich culture.
Eco Green Primary School has opened its doors to students 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
Families
Groups
50+

We started building up a primary school from scratch because there is none around in the radius of 7 kilometers.  This means the children had to walk for 14 kilometers back and forth under the scorching heat without shoes. It was  too stressful and discouraging 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.

The is school that started last year in July is now running with an enrolment of 106 pupils; grade 1-3 respectively.  We are almost completing the 3rd classroom and intend to begin the 4th classroom in October.  This social enterprise is slowly but steadily changing the narrative of socio-edu-conomics perception in this area in the grand scale of things. Making education accessible is the greatest achievement in this era and its impact is tangible and intangible.  Schools open up areas through socio-economic activities, information and  knowledge.  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 teaching, construction, landscaping, and environmental practices.  We are open to ideas and initiatives. Let us know how you can help us realize this dream by joining us. Use your strength to make a difference where it is much needed. We are open to innovation & creativity as we steer this ship forward.

Let us walk together to effect change in Mbogolo village. "When you learn teach, when get give" Maya Angelou

Typical day

8.00.  ON site

 
7.00 - 10.00 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)

10.00 - 10.30 Break

10.30 - 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 - 14.30 Clear the remaining work for the day

Free-time activities

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


If you are a historian lover; Visit historic places such as the museum, Vasco da Gama pillar, Portuguese chapel & Gede ruins and take a glimpse into Kenyan history

Adventurous & Natures lover, no problem; Visit the Hells Kitchen Canyon, Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Mida Creek and enjoy the wonders of the world with the most beautiful sunset.

Aqua lover; Enjoy snorkeling/kite surfing in the Indian ocean and white sandy beaches and get that sun tan!

Food lover, this is the place to be; Enjoy diverse delicacies and get into that experience of sampling different meals after the culinary lessons. You will be spoilt for choice.

Cultural? Culture lives here.....explore the Mijikenda culture, from the traditions, regalia, food & day to day life

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

Be here and pamper yourself away from your comfort zone!

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Water 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 interaction 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 - 14:30

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.

Quite decent.

Bedroom (Double) Bungalow
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
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 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. Our goal is to ultimately complete a school complex that comprise 8 classrooms, office, staffroom, library, kitchen and dining area. So far;

5 classrooms to go

administration block

library & kitchen and dining area 


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 16 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$400
5 weeks
$488
6 weeks
$576
7 weeks
$650
8 weeks
$724
9 weeks
$798
16 weeks (max. stay)
$1,316
Average fees
$91 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. 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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Construction of Classroom at Eco Green School

Eco Green Primary School has opened its doors to students in the heart of a village where there are no primary schools in the vicinity.

$91/week

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