Children's Teacher

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.

  • Children from rural households are more likely to be out of school than their urban counterparts.
  • School enrollment rates differ markedly by province.
  • Children from poor families are much more likely to be out of school than children from rich families.
  • Nearly as many boys as girls are enrolled in school at the national level yet pronounced inequalities persist in some provinces.
Although children in this age group are expected to be enrolled in primary school, an undetermined number of the children reported to be in school are actually enrolled at pre primary-school levels.

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.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM including the following activities.

  • Teaching different subjects 
  • Providing extra-curricular activities
  • Development of new teaching material
There’s no such thing as a typical day! That’s part of the excitement of volunteering. Your life will become personally and professionally very different to what you know now. What is certain though is that you will be enjoying an all-new culture, mixing in a different community and challenging yourself professionally, in all new ways.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Motivation letter
Other Skills
You should be fluent in speaking English.


Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:30

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Free-time activities

  • Cultural events
  • Family outings

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.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Donation to the program
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals daily
  • Administrative costs
  • Visitations and calls (checkups)
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Orientation
  • Project Placement
  • Certificate and recommendation letter at the end of the program
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup
We will pick you up from the airport. Before you start your journey to Kenya, please confirm with us, that we have received your correct flight details. The costs for two airport transports (1x Pick up after arrival & 1x Drop off before departure) are included.
Accommodation

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.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

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.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
8 weeks (min. stay)
$900
9 weeks
$1000
10 weeks
$1100
11 weeks
$1200
14 weeks
$1500
16 weeks
$1700
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2500

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi/Kenya between 8 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VACK jitolee Africa will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$108/week
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 VACK jitolee Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Visa Regulations
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Living Costs
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Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International (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.
Vaccine Checker
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Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Kenya while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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P.O. Box 1376-00515 Buruburu, Nairobi, 00515 Nairobi, Kenya