Early Childhood Development Supporter

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Coordinator | Beverley
Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Experience the life and the culture in a rural area in Kenya
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us and making a difference.
Visit local areas in Ndura Museum, Saiwa Swamp Game Reserve,Lake Nakuru National Park and Masaai Mara.
By volunteering with us you will help making a difference by providing disadvantaged children with the support they need.  This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Child Support Education in Kitale Kenya

The early years are hugely benefit for growing children, and positive influences at the kindergarten stage can make a significant difference to a child’s development.

On the project volunteers are placed in nursery schools throughout Kitale.


Volunteers will assist local teachers and staff with their daily routine, caring for children between 3 - 6 years old. 

Classroom activities include helping the local teachers and staff with arts and crafts, mealtimes, cleaning, administration work, classroom preparation and re-arrangements as well as supervising during break time. Volunteers need to take initiative, improvise, be flexible and willing to get involved in a variety of different tasks as needed.


As volunteers work with the support of local team and placement staff, volunteers do not need to have prior kindergarten teaching experience, however they are required to have some experience helping to care for children. 


Volunteers main role is to assist local teachers and placement staff, which may mean playing a supporting or observational role. Language barriers may also restrict ability to do hands-on work.

Volunteers  will support school activity projects run by our local team in Kitale. These are often run outdoors and encourage learning through games rather than in a classroom. Volunteers can be creative in designing activities which fit the topics being covered at the time. In addition to running games and activities, you may also be given other tasks such as painting in schools, helping with garden projects and participating in cultural events.


School Holidays :


April   - May

August  -  September

October - January

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: Volunteers work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical schedule is as follows:

7.00 AM – Breakfast at the volunteer house, prepared by the local cook.

7.30 AM – Volunteers travel to their placements either by taxi or by walking. Start time and daily workload depends on the project that the individual volunteer is participating on.

1.00 PM – Volunteers break for lunch. Volunteers either travel back to the volunteer house or eat a packed lunch at their placement. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work (where applicable).

3.00 PM - 4.00 PM – Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to return to the volunteer house, plan for the following day’s activities or use their free time as they wish.


Free-time activities

There is no shortage of things to do in Kitale or further afield in Uganda, so volunteers can fill their free time with safaris, adventurous activities Saiwa Game Reserve and Mountain Elkon, markets or simply exploring parts of the local town. There are beautiful national parks and great opportunities for adventure activities such as white water rafting. Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Uganda and neighboring countries such as Arusha in Tanzania.

Swimming
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
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 Swahili (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good Communication
Flexibility
Professional
Accountability
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • In Country Supervision
  • Airport pickup
  • Admin Costs
  • Food 
  • Accommodation
  • Internet
  • Local Travel to project site
  • Induction and Orientation

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

The program orientation begins on the 1st and 15th of every month and volunteers need to arrive in Nairobi on the day before orientation in Kitale outside in Nairobi.


After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. 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 and project placement in Kitale outside Nairobi. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.


If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Nairobi on the day before your program orientation.


Orientation is hosted by our local team in Kitale. 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 Kenya, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya, Introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Once your orientation is complete, introduced to your host family.

Accommodation

The volunteer house accommodates up to 5 volunteers and you can expect to share a bedroom with 2 to 4 other volunteers of the same gender. The volunteer house​ ​​is​ ​safe and secure in a quiet​ ​area. The bathrooms have western toilets and showers. There is electricity and running water in the volunteer house, however it is common for power or water to occasionally be cut off in Kitale Kenya. Bedding is provided and you will​ just​​ ​need to bring your own towel. It is recommended that you bring your own mosquito net and these can be purchased in Kenya if you prefer to save space in your luggage. There are staff who clean the accommodation throughout the week, however volunteers are required to keep their rooms and common areas tidy.

WiFi is available at the volunteer house, however the connection can be slow so we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Kenya.The local team can assist you with purchasing a SIM card during your program orientation. WiFi is also available at a nearby resort, which is located within the volunteer house.

 

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by an on-site local cook. If you wish to snack or eat outside of meal times, this will be at your own cost and there are local shops within the villages where you can purchase snacks. Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical Ugandan stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Starchy foods such as white bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, matoke (boiled green bananas), and cassava are dietary staples. The tropical climate of Uganda also contributes to a healthy choice of seasonal fruits, including bananas, watermelon, papayas, mangos, jackfruit, and pineapples.

Bottled drinking water is readily available in Kenya and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for this.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

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 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 orientation begins on the 1st and 15th of every month and volunteers need to arrive in Nairobi on the day before orientation in Kitale outside in Nairobi.


After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. 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 and project placement in Kitale outside Nairobi. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.


If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Nairobi on the day before your program orientation.


Orientation is hosted by our local team in Kitale. 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 Kenya, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya, Introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Once your orientation is complete, introduced to your host family.

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 580
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 580
Average fees
$ 145 /week

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

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Early Childhood Development Supporter

By volunteering with us you will help making a difference by providing disadvantaged children with the support they need. 

$145/week

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