Italian Teacher to Local Kids

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High­lights

You will have opportunity to experience the true African way of life, which will expand your perspective of the world, and memories that you'll never forget during your weekend excursions & safaris
The programs are many and suitable for volunteers from the age of 18 years and above, High School & University Students, Professionals, Couples & Families with their children, and Adults of 50+ years
After the completion of your online/ Onsite volunteer offer, UCESCO will write you a good and official recommendation letter and Certificate of appreciation/Recognition for your time and service to us
Our project site is truly an exciting place to be, a place where you can really make a difference. UCESCO - Kenya has a 100% safety record & we try to maintain it as Kenyans are friendly by nature.
Our project site is truly an exciting place to be, a place where you can really make a difference. UCESCO - Kenya has a 100% safety record & we try to maintain it as Kenyans are friendly by nature.
UCESCO seek volunteers to teach Italian Language to the local communities and children at primary and secondary school level in the slums and marginalized areas in Kenya. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Volunteer as a teacher of Italian language.

As a teacher of Italian in Kenya you will be able to teach students in primary and secondary school level in the marginalized and slum communities.
This is done by ensuring the students are confident enough to express themselves before people in Italian and also ensure they are able to speak and read Italian especially the students at the primary and secondary level.
A teacher of Italian does not have to be qualified or have any past experiences, they just have to know Italian.
The volunteer is required to create a lesson plan on how to ensure that he/she is able to teach basic Italian. 
Your voluntery contribution to teach Italian in Kenya will be highly appreciated and fulfilling to yourself. We work with different schools where you will be placed.

Typical day

Volunteer task

Teaching is the best way to increase the future/hope of children in Africa. Our teaching covers Children’s home evening classes, Kindergarten/Baby classes, Primary School, Secondary School, and vocational centers, helping as Italian teacher for the period you will be with us. 

Your induction and orientation

On your first day, you will receive a comprehensive induction to your new town. A staff member will take you on a tour of the surrounding area, and point out places that might be useful to you. You will also be taken to buy a local sim card or exchange money if you need to. We value innovative ideas to make us serve others better hence we always encourage our volunteers to have creative ideas for serving the community better apart from assigning you our usual operations. 

Orientation of activities is done every Monday to understand all other programs we have in case you are flexible and interested to help other programs/activities. When you rotate to other programs you get more exposure and be more impactful to many needy beneficiaries.  For example, you can be a yoga teacher from Italy, you can at the same time, help in teaching your language if you are good in life skills you can share with our high school students, if you are good in sports you can teach some sports you know, if you are good in mathematics you can teach at our school, if you have the medical background you can volunteers some of your free time from yoga at our clinics or at our beauty school. I recommend volunteers who are flexible to help in other areas if the program you have applied to is not that busy during your time in Kenya. Africa will be more fun and enjoyable and you can learn more than you expected. We also as an Organization  plan for any Safari that is meaningful and pocket friendly as we want the tours to be friendly as well as touch the life of a needed person, that's why we opt for tour companies that we have a contract with so they subsidize the cost

Daily program/ Timetable 

Volunteer work is during the morning hours every day, and in the afternoon, we have free activities such as sports, Kenya traditional dance classes, traditional cooking classes, and sports for those volunteers interested to learn, however, it's an optional offer depending on the number of volunteers interested to learn But mostly volunteers finish their volunteer work at 3:30 pm and go home direct to rest and prepare for the following days' activities. Weekends are made for exploring our country and Safaris ( Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for any safari outside Nairobi City like Masai Mara, Samburu, they need at least 2 nights and 3 days to have enough experience). Safaris within Nairobi city or nearby can be explored for one day or two ( Saturday and Sunday). The organization is aware and more than happy to give you enough time to explore Kenya too because you are here to help at the same time make sure you experience Africa's lifestyle and culture. We will always give you time for that. 

A typical days schedule will look like this with or without minor adjustments;

  • 8:30 am - We serve a delicious and healthy breakfast 
  • 9:00 am - 13:30 pm - Volunteer work as described above. 
  • 14:00pm to 18:00pm - Free time activities mentioned above (Optional)
  • 3:30 pm -  Break and prepare back home to rest
  • 8:00 pm - Dinner is served

Free-time activities

Official languages are Swahili and English

  • Common swahili words
  • Hello: jambo/ hujambo/ ​salama.
  • How are you?: habari gani.
  • Fine (response): nzuri.
  • Goodbye: kwa heri/ kwa herini (more than one peson)
  • See you later: tutaonana.
  • Nice to meet you: nafurahi kukuona.
  • Goodnight: lala salama.

Wildlife

Kenya has a considerable land area devoted to wildlife habitats, including the Masai Mara, where blue wildebeest and other bovids participate in large-scale annual migration.

More than one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras participate in the migration across the Mara River.

The “Big five” game animals of Africa, that is the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephants, can be found in Kenya and in the Masai Mara and Samburu in particular.

A significant population of other wild animals, reptiles, and birds can be found in the national parks and game reserves in the country. The annual animal migration occurs between June and September, with millions of animals taking part, attracting valuable foreign tourism.

Two million wildebeests migrate a distance of 2,900 kilometers (1,802 mi) from the Serengeti in neighboring Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya, in a constant clockwise fashion, searching for food and water supplies. This Serengeti Migration of the wildebeest is listed among the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

Things to note throughout your stay in Kenya.

Nice places to visit in Kenya

  1. Samburu
  2. Fourteen falls
  3. Maasai village
  4. Kibera and Mathare slum
  5. Nairobi national museum and snake park
  6. Nairobi national park
  7. David sheldrick wildlife
  8. Bomas of kenya / Karen Blixen
  9. Kazuri beads factory and Giraffe centre
  10. Mt kenya
  11. Kiambethu tea farm in Limuru
  12. Tsavo national park
  13. Elephant hill hiking
  14. Amboseli national park
  15. Coffee farm tour
  16. Nairobi safari walk
  17. Maasai mara park
  18. Zip lining at Kereita
Climbing
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

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 Italian (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
italian at university level
Required Documents
Passport and any form of identification
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
a social mindset
• a good work ethic
• the ability to work as part of a team
• great communication skills
• adaptability to different types of tasks
• problem-solving ability
• initiative
• enthusiasm
• resilience
• a non-judgmental approach and respect for diversity
• great cultural awareness
• a professional attitude to work
• strong regard for health and safety
• eagerness to travel
• dedication
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by UCESCO Africa
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 UCESCO Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
UCESCO-Kenya a staff member will be there to welcome you when you arrive at Nairobi Airport (NBO). From the airport, you will travel in our private car to your host family. Depending on traffic, this will be a 15 mins drive.
Accommodation
  • All volunteer houses have running water. Volunteers should not drink tap water – instead, drink only bottled water
  • UCESCO- Kenya arranges accommodation for volunteers in a volunteer house or in homestays. Both our homestays and volunteer house are executive, spacious, beautiful, Well finished apartment that is fully furnished with en-suite room features and en-suite bathroom. It's a place you can call home away from home. your stay is guaranteed to be comfortable, and memorable and a comeback is certain. The unit has a furnished living room fitted with armchairs, a flat-screen TV, Free Wifi, and a fully equipped kitchen in case you want to cook your own fast food apart from what we provide. Parking facilities are available and the premises are guarded by security personnel 24/7. 
  • Both Homestays and volunteers houses are located at lower Kabete road and Westlands, Nairobi, in a serene environment with friendly people, proximity to major Shopping Malls such as Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre Mall, Springs Valley Mall, Ibis Hotel, KFC, GYM, Pizza Inn, Coffe cafes, Supermarkets, and Educational Centers such as the University of Nairobi and Kenya School of Government. Just a short drive from Westlands and is a great choice for volunteers to rest after hard work in the slums. They are also in a Great location…convenient for public transport to the city and many bars and restaurants nearby. 
  • Housekeeping and laundry are offered weekly. 
  • Homestay volunteers can accommodate up to 3 volunteers same time, You will be living in a host family house and become a member of that family, which gives you the opportunity to learn their culture, learn a new language, and virtually do everything with them.
Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Hotel Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverages

Cuisine

Kenyans generally have three meals in a day—breakfast (kiamsha kinywa), lunch (chakula cha mchana), and supper (chakula cha jioni or simply chajio). In between, they have the 10 o'clock tea (chai ya saa nne) and 4 p.m. tea (chai ya saa kumi).

Breakfast is usually tea or porridge with bread, chapati, mahamri, boiled sweet potatoes, or yams.

 Githeri is a common lunchtime dish in many households, while Ugali with vegetables, sour milk (mursik), meat, fish, or any other stew is generally eaten by much of the population for lunch or supper.

Regional variations and dishes also exist.

In western Kenya, among the Luo fish is a common dish; among the Kalenjin, who dominate much of the Rift Valley Region, mursik—sour milk—is a common drink.

In cities such as Nairobi, there are fast-food restaurants, including Steers, KFC, and Subway. There are also many fish-and-chips shops.

Cheese is becoming more popular in Kenya, with consumption increasing particularly among the middle class

We provide 2 meals per day because most of the lunchtime will always find you on the project site. You only need to buy some snacks or affordable food near your project site. Sometimes like in school you can share with the students but might not be good for your stomach because mostly we use Githeri ( Cooked Maize corns and beans together) which I guess might be difficult for your stomach to digest if you are not used to it. If you have any special dietary requirements e.g vegetarian or vegan, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but, as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible so you can adapt easily.

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

Climate and Weather 

  • Like much of the rest of the world, Kenya's weather can vary widely. However, some obvious climatic patterns can tell you what to expect. There are two rainy seasons in Nairobi. The major rainy season generally falls between mid-march and the end of May. The minor rainy season generally falls between the beginning of November and the end of December. During these periods, you will see a fair amount of rain, especially in the evening and during the night. 

  • July and August we usually rain-free, although they can be quite chilly, especially at night. Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year-around 20' C during the day and chilly in the evenings. 

  • January and February are usually the hottest months.

  • It is safest to plan for the hot sun as well as pouring rain, whatever the month, a raincoat is necessary, as is sun cream. Remember that the sun is stronger on the equator

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 30 weeks

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 28 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,200
5 weeks
$1,483
6 weeks
$1,767
7 weeks
$2,050
11 weeks
$3,183
19 weeks
$5,450
28 weeks (max. stay)
$8,000
Average fees
$293 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. UCESCO Africa 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 UCESCO Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Italian Teacher to Local Kids

UCESCO seek volunteers to teach Italian Language to the local communities and children at primary and secondary school level in the slums and marginalized areas in Kenya.

$293/week

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