Teaching Grade 5

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Coordinator | Alice
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Grade five is an upper primary schoo.
It is a teens class between ages 11-13 years This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Grade 5 is a class of 10 to 15 in number from vulnerable families.They range between 11-13 years of age and are a mixed class.They have text books and a blackboard to write on.

The teacher needs time to do lesson plan so as to understand what is going on and be able to teach.They have break in between and the class lesson lasts for 45 minutes before another lesson or subject is taught.The break is between 5- 10 minutes to allow another lesson.

The subjects taught are English,Composition  which deals with knowing how to bring our ideas in a topic or subject in English.It allows a kid to be constructive and better off the English.Then we have Mathematics, social studies, Science, Christian Religious Education,S wahili and Composition in Swahili which is Insha.

The most kids found in the street are those between 11-13 years because they require a lot of attention and love.Our social program protects the kids from loitering in the streets instead we pick them from the streets to a class room.

We  secure the lives o such kids from a hurting  one to that with hope.We enroll the children and give them the uniform, food, shoes, writing material and a room in the classroom. Most of the food the kids eat at the school is the only one they would have for the whole day.We offer uniform to make all kids look uniform for some do not have any cloth to use at school.Some have tone clothes and no shoes to wear.So uniformity puts all the kids into one  category.

I give volunteers all the support when they would love to volunteer for example orientation at the teaching level,making a class lesson,presenting a lesson in class.The teachers on the ground are four who also guide the volunteers in the work they have applied to do.

Typical day

Wake up at 8;00a.m and prepare for a day to go to the project.We live the house at 8;50a.m and go to the project and start the lessons by 9;00a.m.The project takes a round 6 hours then back home driven and supported.

Within the school we have breaks and lunch break.

Grade 5  have class work and homework to take home and bring for marking the next day.

We mark the bookes in class work  by ticking the things they have gotten right and those wrong we cross them then rate the work like 8 /10  or 5/10 depending on the number of the work given.

We also comment like good, very good, excellent, Fair or try again. Where the pupil has failed we write do corrections .Corrections allow the pupil to remember where he or she went wrong and correct another time .

By 3;30p.m the class ends.

Free-time activities

Free time is  basically from Saturday and Sunday. But is a volunteer wants to go on safari then we can arrange with the volunteer on days available for the safari depending on when the touring company has allocated the volunteer time for the safari.

Otherwise from Monday to Friday is very busy days and very tiring because it involves the kids.They have the energy to play and take a lot of energy from those who teach them. In case volunteers what to do something after the school they normally can shop from the supermarket around,or take coffee as they relax in a nearby shopping center. We orientate the volunteer on the arrival day to be familiar with the market places,shopping malls and supermarket where to buy his or her personal items.

Most volunteers after school take time on computers to write what they have done within the day and also to communicate on social media with their friends and families and Skype.

On weekends the volunteers  chose to go for safari which is three days two nights.Mostly it is at Amboseli,Masai Mara, Naivasha and Nakuru. At Naivasha they go to hells gate,Others go to magadi soda.We also have Mt.Kenya Trekking and the equator.
Those who would love a better relaxed place they go to Mombasa at the beach.
We also have the animal elephant orphanage,the giraffe center and the museum.



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
Education Requirements
Teaching Mathematics,English,Science at High school -University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
All skills appreciated.You dont need to be a professional teacher to apply .You will be oriented on what to do and you will find the class interesting.If you speak English it is easy to teach the upper Grade 5 class.Skills of all kids are also encouraged to allow the pupil be knowledgable like construction,artist,music,drama and guitar to allow the pupil learn more
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation

Volunteers are paying for;

1. Accommodation

2. Foods that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

3. WiFi 

4. Airport pick up 

5. Drive to the project 

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

We will pick you from the airport.

If you are coming as a group please notify us to look for a bigger van.
Families and groups  from universities or companies are encouraged


The House where volunteers will be staying has several rooms which includes;

1. A fully furnished living room

2. A dining room

3. 6 guestrooms which includes

 a. A large dorm room with 7 single beds and a double decker, a balcony, a large closet room, a bathroom with a bathtub, hot shower and toilet seat

 b. 4 single bedrooms with 2 beds each

 c. A Single bedroom with 2 beds and a balcony

4. A fully equipped kitchen

5. A laundry area

6. 2 other private bathrooms with hot showers and toilet seats

Also available is an extension house with a living room, one bedroom and a kitchen. The entire house being fully equipped and furnished. This is for volunteer(s) who needs a privacy of an entire house

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Food three times a day including breakfast in the morning we offer Tea and bread or roasted bread .
Lunch and dinner made in a diet form as

  • Rice with cabbage/meat/chicken
  • Rice with beans
  • Fries
  • Chapati with lettuce
  • Spaghetti and minced meat
  • Chicken with ugali(Kenyan Staple) and green vegetables
  • Meat and rice
  • Drinking water

Vegetarians will be catered for with a vegetarian diet 

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.
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


Details on arrival

Our volunteer program works according to the government school schedule. Schools in Kenya are open on 3 non consecutive months and there is a school holiday for 1 month. 

Take example this calendar year 2017; schools were open from the first week of January to end of march and currently(April) have been closed on a one month holiday after which classes will resume on May's first week till end of July and a one month holiday in August. Classes then resume first week of August till late November to give way for the Christmas holiday in December. In between learning terms, (eg. January to March) schools are given an allowance to have mid-term holidays that usually last about 4 days, this is not compulsory and school principals can decide to do away with it. 

This rules apply to Kenyan junior schools(baby Class to 8th grade and high schools(form 1 to form 4) except for universities

learning is done only during business days which is Monday to Friday and not on weekends.

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$100 /week

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

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Teaching Grade 5

Grade five is an upper primary schoo. It is a teens class between ages 11-13 years


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