Women Education Assistant

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founded in 2001
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Coordinator | Beverley
Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Experience the life and the culture in a rural area in Kenya
Gain experience while staying with local host family in rural area
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.
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 less privileged women with income-generating projects, education and skills training in rural areas of Chirangeny  Kitale about 420km from Nairobi in Kenya.

 At many of the women are able to learn Kipuyu(traditional calabash), sewing, tailoring, candle-making and jewelry-making through training and practice at Kaplelach School in. Kitale.

The women also need to have access to finance and small business management courses, enabling them to start their own craft-making or tailoring businesses to generate an income and provide for their families.

Volunteer work

As a volunteer you will work closely with local community and the church which support disadvantaged women affected by poverty  in providing counseling, guidance, and sometimes childcare in Kitale.

If you have skills in arts and craft-making and an interest in supporting women to become self-sufficient, this project will be a good fit for you.

As a volunteer, you will assist in a range of areas, including counseling, skill-training and campaign/education development of the vulnerable communities in Trans- Nzoia County in Kenya.

While volunteering with us , volunteers may also have the opportunity to help on outreach work within the wider local communities and slum areas Kipsongo and Jama Noor Section 6 in Kitale.The volunteers will also teach English at Bonde IDP Camp and Vumilia Moige.


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),Captain Davis Conservation,Cherangani hills.

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
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
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 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation
WHAT IT COVERS

  •  24/7 in-country support 
  • Airport pick-up and drop out
  • 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  in Nairobi. 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 Kitale City which is about 8hour trip from Nairobi to your placement and volunteer accommodation.

Accommodation
Volunteers are accommodated with local host families who have been​ ​approved by our local ​team in Kenya. 

Volunteers can expect to share a bedroom​ ​​with two to four other volunteers, comprised of single beds and bunk beds with​ ​bedding provided. 

Living is comfortable and most home-stays have electricity,​ ​running water and western bathrooms. ​I​t is important to note that​ ​there are often power outages and water shortages​, and ​​volunteers need to be prepared to have the occasional bucket shower or​​ ​some time without power.​ 


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)
$ 272
7 weeks
$ 872
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,272
Average fees
$ 121 /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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Women Education Assistant

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

$121/week

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