Pamoja International

Childcare Assistant & Educator

Kisumu, Kenya show on map

Non-profit | Pamoja International

Take care of children and give them a perspective through education. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups

About PIVS

PIVS is set in an African traditional way of life thus focusing on its vision to improve the people’s way of life by working with them from grass root levels. PIVS was founded in 2001 and registered in 2002 at the office of the vice president and ministry of gender, sports, culture and social services as a community based organization and in 2007 PIVS was elevated and registered as a Non Governmental Organization.

It is committed to especially set-up and co-ordinate Work camps in various part of Kenya, especially marginalized areas, which plays a pivotal role in co-ordinating voluntary work, strengthening sustainable initiatives by taking part as volunteers, promoting intercultural exchange.

Pamoja is a “Kiswahili” word, which means "together" or "unity".


Volunteering in Childcare 

-Volunteers will be doing a variety of work at the home.
-Volunteers will be offered meals and accommodation.

The volunteer will be teaching pupils aged between 7-14 years old, language of communication is English.
The Children home Mama Ngina  is in Kisumu county, run by the county council.


Possible tasks

- Counselling the children
- Playing with the children
- Caring for the babies and feeding them
- Cooking and cleaning
- Coaching the children
- Mentoring and teaching them life skills

Free-time activities

Volunteers can do a number of activities when free like travelling, learning Swahili, Safari, scuba diving, visiting cultural centers, mountain climbing and visiting the beach.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Program 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Social Work at University level
Required Documents
CV, Motivation letter and College transcripts
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Experience with early childhood care, drama and music experience, counseling knowledge
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Pamoja International.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Pamoja International (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Pamoja International

Pamoja administration, logistics and preparation costs Volunteer accommodation and meals Orientation Volunteer will bear the following costs:Transport to project site Insurance Airport Pickup, Pocket money

Airport Pickup at Kisumu Airport

Provide airport pick up at an extra cost. Transport from Nairobi to the project site fees borne by the volunteer.

Accommodation

Volunteer will have his/her own room, shared toilet and bathroom, eat meals together with the host family. For groups of volunteer we organize they live together in a social hall or school hall facilities.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and Dinnner

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 Kisumu Airport (KIS) in Kisumu. 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$518.00
5 weeks
$617.00
6 weeks
$716.00
7 weeks
$816.00
9 weeks
$1,014.00
11 weeks
$1,212.00
26 weeks (max. stay)
$2,700.00
Average fees
$117.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kisumu/Kenya between 4 weeks and 26 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Pamoja International will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.
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 Pamoja International during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  Kisumu, P.o. Box 58093

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