Teaching in a Nursery class

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When kids move from Baby class the next class is Nursery.It is between 4-5 years of age This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Nursery class

A Nursery class is after a baby class where we have kids from 4-5 years .

They know how to copy and are learning how to read two letters like "in, at, on, is, if".Three letters word as "ten, hen" just like that.

With mathematics which is called number work they can add 1+1 and draw balls and get the answer by the help of the volunteer and teacher.They do hard addition  like 5+5 and can get the answer.

They also learn Environmental which is to do with fruits kinds of fruits they eat and coloring so that to remember. They also draw pictures as hen, cat, flower as well as read them.

We have lessons like reading where words are written for them to copy in the book to be able to read again before the teachers.

Nursery class lessons are English,Reading,Math which is number work,Environmental,Creative.Once volunteers chose Nursery class you can teach any of the lessons.Our program is charity in education through teaching and helping out the kids work to be perfect in what the kids do and write.At Nursery level the kids can make a lot of mistake because they dont know how to copy well or read.The work of the volunteer is to assist in such areas.

Children who are in Nursery are those that have been enrolled  to access free education at  the school due to the cost sharing policy with the government that the kids need to cost share to be enrolled in a government school.I t becomes very hard for the kids whose guardian or parent has no job or income to be send to school.

Our program enables the poor, vulnerable, rejected  to be received in school for lessons without any condition.They come with brains ready to be taught. A volunteer is oriented with one of us once at the project either to teach or help a child to do mathematics, or read or copy on the board work that has been taught and help in the marking books for the kids.The volunteer also will help in playing with the kid and serving lunch during the lunch break.

The area we operate in is a settlement area which was given to the poor who did not have a plot of land to settle.It is  not dangerous for a volunteer but a volunteer need not just walk around without any help because it is safe.A volunteer will need guidance and  be helped in areas to walk in so as to continue keeping safe.

Typical day

The volunteers work five days a week from Monday to Friday at school.After school some  go for shopping others work on computers  to write what they have done,others prepare lessons for the next day.While others skype to their friends and families;

On saturday and sunday they are free to visit the city,go to the parks,safari and areas of interest.
We have an animal elephant orphanage that volunteers visit and we organize such tours for them.
Those interested in a safari we also organize for the safari to masai mara, Mt.Kenya trecking and many another places a volunteer is interested .

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) or English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Teaching,coloring,modelling, at High school level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No professional skills but able to work with the kids
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 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 in a Nursery class

When kids move from Baby class the next class is Nursery.It is between 4-5 years of age


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