School Development Assistance

founded in 2003
Mafanikio Organization
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Coordinator | Diana
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Gain hands-on experience with teaching!
Teach eager students English, math, and other subjects!
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Bridging the gap through experimental learning of local and international volunteers in rural Kenya. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Mafanikio School development programme is currently running in Eco-Green School in Kilifi county respectively. The school has a total of 400+ pupils and the programme is aimed at developing the infrastructures in this school. Mafanikio supports the school through provision of text books, desks, stationary and mentorship of the students.

Eco-Green School

Miwani School is located in Mbogolo village, Malindi constituency, Kilifi County. It is approximately 2 hours from the city of Mombasa. Malindi is on the north coast of Kenya, a tourist destination that boasts of white sands beaches, unique features and historical sites. Seedling is within the township of Malindi. 

Background information

Eco-Green has a population of 106 who come from the surrounding villages. The school is in the heart of the community and enjoys a spacious field with 4 permanent classrooms with six toilets respectively.  The school construction work is still in progress. Currently, there are 4 teachers who teach grade 1-4 respectively. It is in the remote area which is bare with very limited trees.


Project description
The volunteers shall live and work together with the local communities while promoting inter-cultural interaction and integration.  Some of the activities include:

  • Teaching Maths, English, Hygiene & Nutrition, Environmental studies & Physical education
  • Sports activities
  • Community activities
  • Mentorship
Meals and Accommodation

The volunteers live in a volunteer house with shared bedrooms and shall prepare their meals which will be provided.  The house has an equipped kitchen, dining, spacious living room & a lounge. Some of the meals include;

  • Tea/coffee
  • Bread
  • Chapati
  • Beans stew
  • Beef stew
  • Chicken
  • Rice
  • Vegetables etc.
School Location 

The school is located in Mbogolo 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 lessons begin
  • 9.30 break
  • 10.00 lessons continue
  • 12.30 lunch break
  • 1.30 lessons continue
  • 3.30 lessons end
  • 3.30 games/sports
In between there could be community activities/mentorship/construction

Free-time activities

There are plenty of activities to do during free time.

Sandy beaches for a swim/snorkeling

Trekking at Arabuko Sokoke Forests to spend time in nature.

Home visiting - Home visits give a perspective of our way of life and is important for social interaction and integration within the community. It also brings the spirit of humanity in terms of human relations and connections. 

Game parks; Masai Mara, Tsavo National Park, Amboseli Park for nature and wild animals.

Local Dining to sample diverse culinary

Community engagements

These and more make your free time rich and memorable. 

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, Maths, Hygiene & Nutrition, Environmental Studies, Physical Education & Music at Undergraduate, Graduate, High school leaver level
Required Documents
Letter of motivation, CV, recommendation from any institution, passport copy, travel insurance copy and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills
Interactive skills
Team player
Results oriented
Initiative based
Open minded
Ability to work under minimum supervision

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 08:30 - 15:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by Mafanikio Organization

The fees cover:

  • One way airport transfer
  • Orientation 
  • Meals & Accommodation at the project (during the whole project duration)
  • Project materials contribution (from construction materials to learning materials, uniforms, foods)
  • Government clearance fee
  • Administration fee

Airport Pickup at Moi International Airport

Airport transfer is arranged and the volunteer is picked up by the driver


  • A room size to accommodate 3 persons,
  • Bathroom & Toilet
  • Beds with mattresses, bedding & mosquite nets
  • Wardrobes
  • Table & chair
  • Lighting
  • Sitting room with a TV set and a radio
  • Dinning area
  • Kitchen
  • Sufficient supply of water
  • Please note that due to Covid-19 the accommodation is at the volunteer house. The volunteer is guaranteed privacy. 

Food & Beverages

Breakfast includes tea/coffee, bread with butter & jam, assorted fruits

Lunch & Dinner comprise of locally available meals such as:

  • Rice,
  • Pasta
  • Beef stew
  • Vegetables
  • Chicken
  • Chapati
  • Beans stew
  • Mukimo
  • Chips/ potato wedges

Vegetarians are also taken care of and are encouraged to state their preferences in advance in order to organize.

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 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.

Date e Prezzi


Details on arrival

The commencement of the programme is on week days. It is advisable for the volunteers to come over the weekend so that they can have time to settle and familiarize before they begin their work.

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4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$96 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Mafanikio Organization vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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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