English Teaching and Grammar Support

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High­lights

Elevate standards of English teaching in a rural ESL school.
Explore the educational system in Kenya!
Learn Swahili and indulge in proper knowledge of English phonics and phonetics.
Assist Teachers and help the students pass their exams.
Visit the famous Jumba ruins and the Arabuko Forest Reserves and many more!
The main aim of this project to enhance the communicative and written skills in the world’s most popular language and indulge correct phonics against the native accent. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Do you love English? Do you love other languages? Are you prepared to join in a mix of languages and toil to share your knowledge with others? Are you good with kids and youth? If yes is your answer, then this is the right place to come to.

In the local environment, most schools can’t afford good-quality teachers or updated international teaching standards due to financial restrictions.

Volunteers will be working in Primary Schools therefore engaging them improve right from the grassroots to meet everyone’s needs. Like most African countries, English is the official language of Kenya yet the exposure is not so much towards the rural regions.

We would try to bring in English speaking volunteers to the area thus enhancing the student's understanding of vocabulary and spoken phonics which require a better quality as compared to the regular curriculum which they are used to.

For example, verbs and verbal phrases are often confused with. In the whole curriculum in most junior high schools, there is no regular explanation of simple and compound sentences and that needs to be changed.

Later on, as they would progress to secondary and university realms of English education, they would be well-equipped to handle and tackle some of these challenges.

We are looking for volunteers for the following agendas:

  1. Teaching assistance.
  2. Help the students get a better understanding of English itself.
  3. Engage them in visual and interactive methods against an outdated old-school system.
  4. Engaging in art and craft activities.
  5. Vlogging on the school’s situation and background, if possible.

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your accommodation by a local coordinator/staff member and allowed to relax and rest.

Following that, you will meet the organizational hierarchy who will explain the work and the ongoing projects to be done. Please ensure to inform the admin/contact person about the flight ETA and other details, as and when required, prior to the journey. This would avoid any unnecessary loss of time by waiting at the airport. 

A typical volunteer day would be as follows:

  • 8:30 AM: Volunteer leaves for the project destination. The volunteer joins with the local staff and will be oriented about the work to be done.
  • 12.00 PM – 2.00 PM: Lunch break. During this lunch break, you are welcome to eat out or eat at the accommodation.
  • 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM: Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to travel around and explore or do anything at his/her own choice.
  • 7.00 PM: Dinner in the accommodations.

Usual work days are Monday to Friday. And Saturdays and Sundays are off-work days.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore the Mombasa locale, such as visiting the beach, planning a fun and entertainment program with the kids, etc. Also, they can tour in and around places like Kilifi, Malindi and so on.

There’s no dearth of places of rich and cultural heritage and the famed African wildlife. Fort Jesus, Haller Park, Jumba ruins are some of the weekend tourist hotspots. Due to the ongoing change of the seasons, it might be suitable for the volunteers to get going for a safari tour, by their own choice.

NOTE- The program coordinator can arrange for sightseeing, only after proper intimation and discussion.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English, Literature, Linguistics at High School, Grad School, University or above level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates of Education and Professional Experience in Teaching English/ESL/Linguistics
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Diligent.
• Professional; goal-oriented.
• Respectful.
• Good communication skills.
• Self-motivated.
• Willing to learn and share.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by LA4CC
What's in the package:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (usually Half-board but sometimes, lunch can also be provided).
  • Pre-departure navigational and visa assistance.
  • In-country program orientation.
  • Certificate of International Volunteering from the organization.
  • A possible chance to work in Kenya as well (although that is not a guarantee).

What’s not included – The visa arrangements, pre-departure PCR tests, vaccination costs (if the traveler is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated) and the flights have to be done on the applicant’s part. The program supervisors will try their utmost best to make the volunteer’s journey and stay hassle-free.

According to current rules from the ministry of Health, if the visitor is unvaccinated, no worries. You can come to Kenya and get it for free! Sounds good, right?

Plus, you needn't wear any masks in Kenya!! Hurrah!!!

Accommodation

Volunteers have the option to stay in the school where you can expect to share a room with other volunteers. Usually, the school doesn’t have much facilities but can be arranged with a ground carpet/mattress. The better and more suitable option is a nearby guesthouse where volunteers have their own apartment with most of the facilities including the Wi-Fi, subject to prior discussion.

The volunteers are strongly advised to get a mosquito repellent and other essentials as the school may not be able to cater to all the needs.

The volunteer house, sort of a bungalow type, is located in Mwtapa, 2 minutes from the project site. There are provisions of electricity and running water; Along with a swimming pool which they are free to use during their stay.

Dorm Room Bungalow
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which are served at the accommodation. However, in case of lunch, it may be at one’s own expense or sometimes shared with the school staff.

Breakfast is served around 7-8 am 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 1-2 pm. Dinner is usually served around 7-8 pm and usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapati, mboga and irio, alongside meat and vegetables.

Tap water is usually not safe to drink in the project site due to its closeness to the Indian ocean, though bottled water is readily available. However, clean water is available at the accommodation. Volunteers typically drink around half a gallon, or two liters, per day, which adds up to cost around $5-10 per week although drinking water is available at the volunteer house.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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

No specific start date is necessary as the classes are still ongoing. Work is already underway to renovate and improvise the school at the soonest. It would be useful for the volunteers to make the journey at the soonest and get the maximal experience.

The program orientation begins usually on the day of the volunteer’s arrival or the day after, given the randomly changing flight schedules in lieu of the recent covid19 situation.

  • After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Mombasa International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa.
  • Before you arrive, you will be given navigational guidance by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. A pick-up is usually recommended but do note the pick-up fee is not included in the fee.
  • 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 or you can navigate by yourself to the destination. Please make sure to keep in touch with the program coordinator and you will be assisted and guided during the tenure of your tour and stay accordingly. After all, traveling is always smoother when it has a proper communication system.
  • Orientation is given by the admin or a staff member in the school.
  • 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 Mombasa, Kenyan Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Kenya (in and around Mombasa) and Introduction to your project.

Once your orientation is complete, you will be guided to your work location and you can proceed with the relevant work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
6 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
$632
7 weeks
$736
8 weeks
$843
10 weeks
$1,046
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,243
Average fees
$104 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. LA4CC 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 LA4CC during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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English Teaching and Grammar Support

The main aim of this project to enhance the communicative and written skills in the world’s most popular language and indulge correct phonics against the native accent.

$96/week

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