English Teaching Participant

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founded in 2013
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Coordinator | Samuel
Coordinator | Samuel
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High­lights

Eperience Afrian culture
Sharpen your teaching skills
Experience our rich wildlife
Taste our foods
Learn our local language
The project involves undertaking primary school pupils in English lessons. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
English is a very important subject for young Kenyans to learn. Often, a good ability to read and write in English will mean they can secure seats in good universities and ultimately, get well paid jobs. English is used in commerce, communication and because of the growth of tourism, in jobs related to the field. Although the local standard of English is quite good in Kenya, there are still schools which are resource-poor and lack enough skilled educators. The impoverished attend these schools, and improving the grasp of the English language is near impossible without proper guidance. Hence, our volunteers will help the children to improve their English skills. You'll teach conservational English as well as from the official curriculum and you'll be encouraged to hold debates and discussions. This will make the children learn quickly and ensure they become confident individuals capable of believing in themselves. Teach English in Kenya, and help the local children have a better future while enjoying the panoramic sceneries, famous wildlife, and fascinating culture blend of Kenya

Typical day

As a volunteer teaching English in Kenya, you will be placed at the local schools and teaching a group of 20-35 in a class. Depending on your individual interests and skills, and on the needs of the local staff, your daily activities involve but are not limited to:

  • Teaching basic English to the students
  • Helping students to improve their Basic English and conversational skills
  • Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
  • Organizing and developing activities that encourage learning
  • Assisting the fulltime local teacher with class duties
  • Educating children regarding personal hygiene
  • Working alongside the local teachers on curriculum development
  • Assisting school administrations with daily tasks
Tutoring the students and help with their homework

Free-time activities

PLACES TO VISIT:
Volunteers can visit the following tourist sites while in Kenya.
1.Maasai Mara game reserve
2.Crocodile village
3.Animal orphanage
4.The 14th falls
5.Karura Forest Nature walk
6.The National Museums
7.Elephant sanctuary
8.Girrafe centre.
Sample our delicious local dishes, and drinks. You can also visit our traditional
jewellery shops and purchase authentic artifacts and jewellery
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
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 at university level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteer teachers should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, although no previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should also be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient and strive to be good role models for the students. Volunteers must also respect the locals and the host organizations, along with their rules and projects.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by worldmeetskenya

Fees go towards

1.Accommodation
2.Three meals
3.Toiletries
4.Water

Accommodation
Volunteers will stay in an apartment specifically rented for volunteers. We have rented two one bed roomed apartments which are within a three story flat. Each apartment consists of a sitting room that is spacious with an adjacent kitchen, a spacious bedroom with a double Decker bed, hence two volunteers will share the double Decker bed at a time. 

Volunteers are requested to specify whether they are comfortable sharing the double Decker bed with members of the opposite sex. Theapartment also has a spacious bathroom with a toilet and bathroom. The rooms are well ventilated, with good lighting, running water. Essentials such as toilet paper, bed sheets, duvets and mosquito nets are provided as part of the nighty price. Volunteers can purchase shampoos, and soaps at the local shops.

The house is located within a walking distance to all the projects. Motor cycle transport, and tuk tuks are commonly used.
Food & Beverages
Breakfast is served around 9AM TO 10 AM and includes, Tea with or without milk, coffee with or without milk, bread,buns, bananas, oranges, avocado and eggs.

Lunch is served around 1PM to 2PM and usually consists foods such as Rice, Spaghetti, Noodles, pasta, potatoes, eggs, cabbages, beans, green grams, kales, spinach, yams, cassavas.It also consists of Kenyan traditional foods e.g “chapatti”, ”ugali”.

Dinner is usually served at 7PM TO 9PM and often includes Rice, Spaghetti, Noodles, pasta, potatoes, eggs, cabbages, beans, green grams, kales, spinach, yams, cassavas.It also consists of Kenyan traditional foods e.g “chapatti”, ”ugali”.

If volunteers would like additional food, there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and supermarkets near the volunteer compound where they can
purchase food separately from the meals that are provided. A rough estimate of the cost of food in the shops nearby is about $ 2USD.
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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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

Volunteers can join the program throughout the year.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$350
5 weeks
$575
6 weeks
$650
7 weeks
$725
8 weeks (max. stay)
$800
Average fees
$94 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. worldmeetskenya 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 worldmeetskenya 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 Participant

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