Education Supporter in Rural Areas

High­lights Require­ments What's Included Dates & Fees Rev­iews
Non-profit
·
founded in 2001
Beverley
Ask A Question
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.
Our aim is to bring people from different backgrounds together to build a quality education system for children in Kitale rural area in Kenya This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+


About the Program

Many schools in under-privileged areas of Kitale in Kenya are run on extremely tight budgets, but the education they provide can be critical to helping disadvantaged children to get away from the poverty they can face. The aim of the Teaching project in Kenya is to help increase access to education within community schools in the slum-like areas of Kitale. Volunteers make up an important part of the education these schools provide simply by being unpaid teaching assistants that can help students achieve more.

This project is well suited to aspiring teachers, as well as volunteers with a keen interest in teaching and education. As a Teaching volunteer in rural areas of Kitale, you can expect to assist local teachers with daily classes in math, English, science, social studies, geography, history, art and physical education.

This project is open to all volunteers with an interest in teaching, and you do not need to be qualified or experienced to participate.

Schools are closed during school holidays in April, August, November and December, so those looking to volunteer in these months you will be placed on another project.

Please also note the Teaching project in Kitale has an extra opportunities of living in a remote areas in rural areas outside Nairobi.

Rural Kenya is iconic for its distinctly African landscape and wildlife. Many people in rural communities still live a traditional lifestyle unique to their own customs, and these communities offer a snapshot into authentic African life, working alongside eccentric locals with genuine character.



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 Kitale, wider Kenya and Eastern Africa. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield (i.e. Mombasa, Uganda or Tanzania), 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 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

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.

It is important to note that​ ​there are often power outages and water shortages​, and ​​volunteers need to be prepared to have the occasional bucket shower or​​ ​some time without power.​ Some rural homestays​, do not have electricity or running water​. In these locations you​ ​​can expect to find​ ​squat/pit toilets​.​

Our local team gives your host family a fee for your support, food and board. It is exciting to​ ​stay with a host family, providing you with a​ ​unique opportunity to learn about the​ ​Kenyan way of life, meet local people, try local food, speak the local language and​ ​engage in local customs and traditions​.​​

If you’re volunteering on the Teaching -rural area of Kitale project, WiFi can be difficult to access, so it’s recommended you purchase a local SIM card with data during your program orientation in Nairobi.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

The wide range of Kenyan tribes, ethnicities and cultures are reflected in the diversity of the local cuisine. 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 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 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 590
5 weeks
$ 690
6 weeks
$ 790
7 weeks
$ 890
8 weeks
$ 990
9 weeks
$ 1,090
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,290
Average fees
$ 128 /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.

Why book with Volunteer World

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World is the world's leading comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We guide you through a safe and easy application process - including all necessary payments. Planning your next meaningful trip with Volunteer World gives you free access to our:
Quality Assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if Musha Care Foundation cancels your trip
Support & Mediation
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Musha Care Foundation.

What are people saying about Volunteer World?

  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  Kitale, P O Box 919_30200

Education Supporter in Rural Areas

Our aim is to bring people from different backgrounds together to build a quality education system for children in Kitale rural area in Kenya

$128/week

You might be also interested in

After School Sport Coach Kitale, Kenya Musha Care Foundation
Coaching is a great way to benefit the youth, while having fun and developing leadership skills yourself. 
Assistant Adult Language Teaching Marrakech, Morocco Musha Care Foundation
Volunteers will be based in Rabat, Sale and Marrakech.Volunteers who wish to join the Teaching English project must be fluent in English.
Nutrition Assistant Juba, South Sudan Musha Care Foundation
The opportunity to work alongside local professionals at the frontline of promoting better health and wellbeing outcomes within communities abroad.
Care and Community Support Kitale, Kenya Musha Care Foundation
Help in a community project, working alongside locals and helping counseling and homework for the orphans living in Kitale Kenya
School Teacher & Construction Worker Likuni Mombasa , Kenya Musha Care Foundation
For volunteers hoping to learn about swahili culture, participating in a Kenyan immersion program is the way to go. Your classes will be taught completely in English.
Music lnstructor Mombasa, Kenya Musha Care Foundation
This project is well suited to volunteers who have a passion for music and are able to independently create and implement their own music lesson plans.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Why am I seeing this?

You requested a page that doesn't exist on this site any more. This could be caused by a link you followed that was out of date, by a typing in the wrong address in the address bar, or simply because the post has been deleted.

Take Me Home