Teaching in primary school

founded in 2003
Mafanikio Organization
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Coordinator | Diana
Coordinator | Diana
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Explore & experience an intriguing new culture by teaching and dining with the locals.
Get to challenge yourself in a new environment by working with local people and enjoy the tranquility that comes with it.
Enhance your personal growth by opening your mind to new ideologies outside your comfort zone.
Make merry, foster friendships and memories with the others that you will meet along the way while volunteering.
Visit the beautiful beach of Watamu and enjoy snorkeling at the Marine Park during your free time and sample fresh sea food while at it.
Teaching English, Maths, Environment, Music, Nutrition & Hygiene & Sports in Ganda village. The school could use extra help of teaching assistants. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Malindi is in Kilifi county at the north coast of Mombasa.  It is a tourist destination famous for the Watamu sandy beaches and historical places such as vasco da Gama pillar among others.

The economic activities in this area is fishing, tourism and subsistence farming. Despite being a tourist destination, this is one of the poorest counties in Kenya with low rates of education and high number of school drop out due to poverty subjecting the children to child pornography, prostitution and drugs.  It is against this backdrop that Mafanikio stepped in to join hands with the locals in order to promote education.

Eco-Green school has 106 children between the ages 7-14 who come from a community that is deprived of education.  They are in dire need of education as the source of hope and change in the community

Program include:
  • Living  at the volunteer house where meals, accommodation is provided
  • Teaching English, Maths, Environment, Hygiene & Nutrition, Music & Sports
  • Participating in community activities
  • Mentoring  the youth
  • Cultural interaction & integration
  • Join the local events and taste a local brew
The school is located in a village which is about 10 kilometers away from the city where the volunteer house is.  Therefore, there is commuting to and from from Monday to Friday. The mode of transport is mainly motorbikes at a fee of 1.5 euros per day.  

Typical day

  • 8.00 classes begin
  • 9.15. school break for 10 minutes

  • 10.30 school breaks for 20 minutes
  • 12.00 lunch break
  • 3.30 games/sports
  • 4.00 school ends.

Lessons are in between and sometimes we have sports activities and community activities as well as meetings

Free-time activities

Free-time activities are not limited to the above. They also include home visiting the students where they live to see their lifestyle and also meet their parents.

Malindi being a coastal town attracts tourists from all over the world who enjoy water sports along the sea. Therefore, because of this, most water sporting activities can be costly and it is thus advisable to also refer to the Coordinator whenever the volunteer wants to do such sports in order to access them at a good price.

Despite the above fact, there are also public beaches for swimming and basking which are free of charge.

Over the weekend, the volunteer can also visit Mombasa city which is 2 hours away using public transport.

We also organize safaris to Tsavo National Park or Masai Mara Reserve on request.

Water Sports


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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English, Math, Sciences, Social work, Education at University level
Required Documents
Detailed CV, School/University recommendation, Insurance policy and passport copy
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Interpersonal skills
Team player
Communication skills
Ability to work under minimum supervision
Microsoft office packages
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 - 15:30

What's Included

Services by Mafanikio Organization

  • project orientation
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Drinking water
  • Government clearance fees
  • Administration fee
  • Project contribution
  • Evaluation

Airport Pickup at Moi International Airport

Pick up from the airport 


Located in Malindi town with a bathroom, toilet, dining, lounge, sitting room and a kitchen.

  • It also has electricity and running water
  • The bedding are available
  • Mosquito nets are also available
  • The area is secure through out

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Bungalow
Food & Beverages

  • Breakfast include tea/coffee & bread/donut/mandazi and a fruit and eggs
  • Lunch is take away of previous meals or rice & beans from school food
  • Dinner includes: rice, chapati, ugali, pasta etc with meat, chicken, vegetables and a fruit (the meals vary, the list is endless) and drinking water & tea.

Vegetarians are also catered for.
Depending on the season, fruits shall be available in plenty

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 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.
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

  • After arrival, the starting days are week days.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$92 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Mafanikio Organization 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 Mafanikio Organization 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 primary school

Teaching English, Maths, Environment, Music, Nutrition & Hygiene & Sports in Ganda village. The school could use extra help of teaching assistants.


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