Volunteers needed to assist in the academic development of children within community schools in Kenya
Despite a free primary education policy introduced by the Kenyan government in 2003, a substantial number of children who should benefit from it are still out of school, even though gains have been made between 1998 and 2009. According to Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys, among children ages 6 to 13, enrollment improved from 87 percent to 94 percent between 1998 and 2009. In fact, residence and family income, along with gender, are strong determinants of whether a Kenyan child is in or out of school.
We are looking for Teaching volunteers, to assist in teaching English, maths, sciences, computer science in the local education projects in Kenya schools. Volunteers can also help with the development of new teaching materials and assist local staff in providing extracurricular activities for students.
Usual working days are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM including the following activities.
Volunteers will have time to learn more about the local culture, visit cultural sites, learn more about the local language, community excursions.
Volunteers will be given time off to organize trips to conservation sites where they will be able to visit some of the parks within the locality.
Volunteers will be accommodated with a host family or within the project where a room will be provided with bedding. Toilets and bath shelters are all available.
Volunteers will get breakfast, lunch and dinner in the host family. During week days you may have a packed lunch or have lunch prepared at the project.
Alcoholic and soft drinks are not provided for by the host family/community project.