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Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Experience the life and the culture in a rural area in Kenya
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us and making a difference.
Visit local areas in Ndura Museum, Saiwa Swamp Game Reserve,Lake Nakuru National Park and Masaai Mara.
If you are someone who is an aspiring teacher or have a genuine passion for education and helping out wherever possible, this is a great project for you. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Volunteers will be based in Osorongai Village in Kitale working alongside local teachers to stimulate the interest of school children in studying and speaking English, while simultaneously offering international volunteers the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the local culture and education system.
If you’re someone who is genuinely interested in education, or aspiring to become a teacher, this is a great project option for you.
There can be between 10 and 20 children in each class and you will often assist the local teachers with daily lessons, providing one-on-one attention to the students and sometimes relieving the teacher of a class or two per day.

 Volunteers can  assist with extracurricular activities, including sports, music, dance, art, gardening and nutrition programs.

Teaching volunteers  also have the option to request a unique cultural experience with Kalenjin community.

The school offer reduced fees or free admission to students in need, many of whom are orphaned or living with elderly family members, who cannot afford school fees. 

The aim of the Teaching project is to provide assistance to local school who are in need of volunteer  and volunteers  support is needed  in the classroom to assist the children in developing their confidence which will in turn support their future education. 

Volunteers are welcome to bring  creative ideas to the classroom to help stimulate the children’s learning. These ideas can be discussed with the local team in Kenya. In addition to teaching, ​the tasks may include mentoring, helping with homework, ​preparing ​meals, cleaning, helping with the general running of the home center and interacting with the children through games, singing, dancing, sports​, ​and arts and crafts.

You are welcome to bring along books, pencils, basic first aid supplies and musical instruments to help the children and assist with activities.


Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering (the day after your orientation), you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:

7.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house.

8.00 AM Volunteers travel to their placements to join local placement staff and begin work on their project.

1.00 PM Work at the placement usually breaks for lunch. Most volunteers will receive a packed lunch. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work.

3.30 PM/4.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends and volunteers return to the volunteer house or spend their free time as they wish.

7.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers in Kitale have an endless list of activities to join. The area’s major attraction, Saiwa Swampe Game Reserve. In addition to the wealth of nearby national parks, nature lovers have the opportunity to experience a range of safaris and tours in Kenya.Within Kitale itself, a range of restaurants, curio markets and various cultural activities offer a lot to take in for those wish to stay around town.

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
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
at University or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication
Self motivated
Hard working
Professional
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals

Airport Pickup at Kitale Airport
The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Kitale on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at kitale Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Kitale 

Volunteers traveling in Kenya prior to volunteer program, can picked up in Nairobi on the day before  program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our Kenya team at the Office in Kitale. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Kenya– Introduction to Kenya, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
Accommodation
​​Volunteers are accommodated in a dormitory-style host family ​house, approximately 20 minutes outside of Kitale town.​ You can expect to share a bedroom and bathroom​ ​with 2 to 7 other volunteers of the same gender. The volunteer house has electricity, running water, but does not have western bathrooms, a​ ​​rural communal area for relaxing and socializing.​ 

The local team can assist volunteers with purchasing a SIM card during your program orientation. 

Bed linens are provided and during the hot months, a sheet​ ​should be adequate cover in the evenings. During the cooler​ ​months, you may wish to bring a sleeping bag for an​ ​extra layer of warmth. Volunteers are also asked to bring their​ ​own towels. The volunteer accommodation has a nighttime​ ​​security guard and is located in a safe area protected by​ ​an electric fence. On-site staff clean the accommodation​ ​throughout the week, however​ ​volunteers are also required​ ​to keep their rooms and common areas tidy.​

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Hotel
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are served three meals per day, prepared by an on-site local cook. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be a mix of western and traditional Kenya food. Breakfast may include fruit, toast, spreads and cereal with tea, coffee and juice. Lunch is usually provided in the volunteer accommodation, although packed lunches of sandwiches and fruit are provided if requested for those who choose to remain at their placement. Dinners will commonly comprise of a combination of meat, starches and vegetables. The local staff are happy to accommodate special dietary requests (vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, gluten free etc).
Internet Access
Limited 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 Kitale Airport (KTL) in Kitale. 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

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Kitale on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Kitale International Airportin Kenya

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer host accommodation in Kitale in Kenya.

If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Kitale on the day before your program orientation.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 770
5 weeks
$ 844
6 weeks
$ 944
7 weeks
$ 1,044
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,544
Average fees
$ 161 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care 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 Musha Care 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

If you are someone who is an aspiring teacher or have a genuine passion for education and helping out wherever possible, this is a great project for you.

$161/week

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