Education Supporter Assistant

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founded in 2001
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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 Diane Beach and Safari
Volunteers will assist the local school and children for sponsorship of education support This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Are you great with kids? Do you have a wealth of knowledge you’re just dying to share with the next generation? 

Then this is probably the perfect volunteer route for you. 

As an Education Support Volunteer, you’ll work directly with kids in local school, helping them build valuable skills for their future. Depending on the school , you could be doing anything from helping improve their reading skills to organising outdoor discovery and learning activities. 

You may even get the chance to lead your own lessons with small groups, which is great experience if you’re looking to become a teacher. This role can be quite flexible but will most likely take place on weekdays during school hours or in the late afternoon, which means it's ideal if you're working part-time or are currently studying.

You can even do fundraising for the under resourced school in Mombasa.

How you’re helping

- Helping craft both the minds and futures of children.

- Assisting a meaningful charity achieve it's mission

- Ensuring vulnerable children feel supported and encouraged

What you’re gaining

- Valuable experience in the education sector

- The satisfaction of helping a child gain a life-long skill

- A taste of what working for a charity is really like

Skills you’ll gain

- Practical leadership skills

- Experience working in a collaborative team environment

- Ability to foster positive working relationships in diverse organisations

- Ability to undertake a varied workload

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: A typical volunteer day would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast with the host family.

8.30 AM - 2.00 PM Volunteers travel to their placements and meet with the placement staff. Work and hours at the placement are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at. There is usually a morning tea break and lunch break.

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to their homestays, go sight seeing or do some shopping.

7.00 PM - 8.00 PM Dinner with the host family.

Please note, this schedule can vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Mombasa. Long weekends can be taken to Diane Beach or to embark on a safari. Sunday is a religious day of rest. If you wish, you can accompany your host family to their local church, as a Kenyan church service is a unique and special experience for many volunteers.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding

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
at Univerity and College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Teaching/Teaching

Language practise

Art project

Help with Eco project
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Airport Pickup
Induction and Orientation
Accommodation
Food
Local Travel

Airport Pickup at Moi International Airport

The program orientation begins on the 1st and 15th of every month and volunteers need to arrive in Mombasa.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Moi Kenyatta International Airport (MIA). 

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 Mombasa.

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 Mombasa. 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

Volunteers on most projects are accommodated in homestays with local families, who have been​ ​approved by our local ​team in Kenya. 

Volunteers can expect to share a bedroom​ ​​with two to four other volunteers, comprised of single beds and bunk beds. Bedding is provided.


Guest Family
Food & Beverages

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

Breakfast is served around 7am 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 1pm. If you are not returning home from your placement for lunch, you will need to pack your own lunch in the morning. Dinner is usually served around 8pm and usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapati, mboga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables. Volunteers can expect dinner around 6pm.

Tap water is not safe to drink in Kenya, 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 a week.

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
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 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 on the 1st and 15th of every month and volunteers need to arrive in Mombasa.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Moi International Airport (NBO) in Mombasa.

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 Mombasa. 

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.

Orientation is hosted by our local team in Mombasa.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 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$603
5 weeks
$705
6 weeks
$807
7 weeks
$910
8 weeks
$1,013
9 weeks
$1,114
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,319
Average fees
$130 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. 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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Education Supporter Assistant

Volunteers will assist the local school and children for sponsorship of education support

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