Women Education Assistant

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founded in 2001
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Coordinator | Ximena
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High­lights

Experience the local life and the culture of Kalenjin
Gain experience while staying with local community
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us and making a difference.
Visit local beaches and traditional monuments
The primary aim of this project is to empower the women through income-generating projects, education and skills training. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The project

The  aim of this program is to empower the women with income-generating projects, education and skills training in various projects they are doing like  (traditional calabash), sewing, tailoring, craft making and jewelry-making through training and practice .

Most women are involved in making handicrafts including baskets, sewing, tailoring and jewelry, and the things they make are then sold for income that helps them provide for their families.  

Volunteers who have a background in finance or small business projects (SMEs) are perfectly suited to assist on this project.

As a volunteer, is encouraged to create training material on topics such as managing​ finances, vocational skills and building self-esteem to ensure future generations can continue to receive support and training. Volunteer can also help with childcare-related tasks, as some women bring their children to the training center.

The women also need to have access to finance and small business management skills which will enable them to start enhance own craft-making or tailoring businesses to generate an income and provide for their families.

Volunteer work

 The volunteer will work closely with local self help groups within the local community and help to support some of the  disadvantaged women affected by poverty through providing fund raising ideas,business skills and leadership guidance.

A volunteer who have skills in arts and craft-making and has an interest to support women to become self-sufficient, this project will be a good fit for you.

A volunteer, will also assist in a range of areas, including counseling some women, skill-training and campaign/education development of the vulnerable communities.

While volunteering with us , volunteer may also have the opportunity to help on outreach work within the wider local communities.The women empowerment projects provide volunteer with opportunities to reduce social inequalities and help to tackle women rights by increasing access to education to the local community.The program will also change the volunteer’s personal development and as an individual working in a developing country.

The women empowerment program has education focus to a volunteer which will increase and improve career development to students intern willing to develop careers in Africa.

Many women living in the local communities face a wide range of challenges like market linkages and capital input to improve thier opportunities and change thier projects.

The volunteer work will contribute to the long-term goal of assisting social change and creating an inclusive society in which women have equal rights and are able to access education, healthcare and employment opportunities.

Volunteer can also help to empower women through building confidence, developing financial independence, fostering entrepreneurship skills, and growing strong female leadership - all to support stronger, happier communities.

Volunteer can also learn from a cross-cultural exchange, as you and your host community, will be challenged to engage with different cultures, ideas and perspectives.

Whether you’re passionate about increasing positive outcomes for women.

Gender inequality continues to be a challenge in Kenya and it impacts not only women, but also their children and families for generations to come. 

Volunteer will be based in community centers providing support, mentoring, skills training and education for women needing help with small business management, financing and educational development. This helps to increase independence among women, which, in turn, allows them to better support their families.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to support projects in several locations around Kenya. 


Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, 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 would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast with the host family.

8.30 AM - 2.00 PM Volunteers travel to their placements and meet with the placement staff. Work and hours at the placement are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at. There is usually a morning tea break and lunch break.

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to their homestays, go sight seeing, or do some shopping.

7.00 PM - 8.00 PM Dinner with the host family.

Please note, this schedule  vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Saiwa Game Reserve( you will animals like Sitatunga, elephants,leopards,lion),Cherangani hills,lake baringo national park, Lake Nakuru national Park.

Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield, or to embark on a safari. Saturday or Sunday is a religious day of rest. If you wish, you can accompany your host family to their local church, as a Kenya church service is a unique and special experience for many volunteers.
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University & College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication
Physical fitness
Innovative
Flexibility

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation
WHAT IT COVERS

  •  24/7 in-country support 
  • Airport pick-up
  • Program orientation 
  • Volunteer placement 
  • Accommodation 
  • Meals
  • Internet
Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport . 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 Eldoret City which is about 8hour trip from Nairobi to your placement and volunteer accommodation.

Accommodation
Volunteers are accommodated with local host family who have been​ ​approved by our local ​team in Kenya.There is also a volunteer house which will accommodate 3-5 volunteers sharing a bed and will have a self catering with support staff of the local cooker helping them.

Living is comfortable in a house smart with electricity,​ ​running water and western bathrooms. ​


Bedroom (Single) Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which is served by the host family. Breakfast generally consists of (tea), bread,chapati, fruit and sometimes porridge. A typical lunch can include vegetables with rice, occasional meat and fruit. Dinner usually includes traditional food, such as ugali (corn meal) and alongside meat and vegetables. 

Bottled water is readily available and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for this (2 liters per day). If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.
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

Volunteer programs begin on the 1st and 15th of every month. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for periods ranging from 4 weeks to 11 weeks.

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

If you are traveling in Kenya  prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Nairobi  the day before your program orientation

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$385
7 weeks
$1,444
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,800
Average fees
$171 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. 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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Women Education Assistant

The primary aim of this project is to empower the women through income-generating projects, education and skills training.

$171/week

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