Rieko Kenya

Education Intern (Teaching Placement)

Migori County, Kenya show on map

Non-profit | Rieko Kenya

Our teaching placements take place in Migori County, Western Kenya. Volunteers can choose between School-Level Placements, Adult Education, and Classroom Construction This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Education Interns have the opportunity to select a teaching placement based on their experience and interests. We offer School-Level Placements and Adult Education Placements. Applicants do not necessarily need to have a teaching background, just a keen interest in education and outreach as well as a university or high school degree. However, some public speaking or communication experience will be advantageous to you.


1. School-Level Placements
As an Education Intern in schools, you will work with the local teaching staff to learn about the local school system and to develop a curriculum for your time in Kenya. Your role will be to deliver engaging lessons to the students, based on the chosen topics assessed by the teachers. These may be health-related or environment related and are supplemental to lessons taught in the Kenyan curriculum. Our previous education interns have found this experience to be a mutual learning experience, and you will learn valuable classroom management skills while making great memories with students in Migori County.

2. Adult Education Placements
Many adults in Kenya's rural population have been unable to complete their secondary school education, with 21% in this area having completed secondary school. 
Rieko is looking for skilled volunteers to conduct skills-building education programs for adults in Migori County. These skills are intended to improve livelihoods and provide the volunteer with strong connections to the community.
Unlike other programs, we invite our volunteers to create the syllabus and deliver lessons as they see fit. Skills programs we are looking to pilot include:
  • Computer & ICT
  • Entrepreneurship & business management
  • Adult literacy 
  • Adults with disabilities
  • Health education 
  • English language

Typical day

Depending on your chosen placement area, your day to day activities will vary. For all placements, you will typically work Monday to Friday, and have weekends at your own leisure. Rieko Kenya is happy to assist organizing day trips and excursions to the beautiful surrounding natural areas.

Details on Arrival

We welcome volunteers throughout the year and recommend that volunteers arrive on dates that align with school term dates. For Adult Education Volunteers, dates are very flexible. Please contact us with your dates to determine the best times for your placement. 

Free-time activities

Migori County has beautiful natural areas, with the shores of Lake Victoria close by and many natural hikes in the region. Travel to neighbouring areas of Kenya, some of Kenya's many national parks, or to our  beaches can be easily coordinated. These make for great weekend excursions. We are happy to discuss more of these with you.
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or High school level
Required Documents
CV, Letter of Interest/Intent and References
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
For School-Level Volunteering, a background in teaching is not necessarily required, so long as you have a passion and interest in youth programming. Some experience with public speaking or communication will be assistive to your time in the classroom.
For Adult Education and Vocational training, we recommend applicants have extensive experience with the skill they aspire to teach in Kenya. We will be happy to discuss this further with you and provide support for syllabus development.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

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Rieko Kenya (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.
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On-site services

Services by Rieko Kenya

Our Fees Include Transport (local transfers), food, accommodation, orientation, local 24hour support, and integration into the project.

Our fees do not include flights, vaccinations, insurance, or visa costs. Rieko Kenya will provide support through the Visa application process as required.

Airport Pickup at Kisumu Airport

Usually from Kisumu is the most convenient option.

For those arriving at the International Airport in Nairobi, we advise that our volunteers fly to Kisumu where we can arrange for pickup. We can equally assist arranging for transport to Migori from Nairobi by road for our volunteers should they prefer this option.

Accommodation
We offer several different accommodation options according to your preferences. Prices are indicated based on staying with a host family, however, a shared volunteer house and hotel options are also available.

Guest Family Guesthouse Hotel
Food & Beverages
Authentic Kenyan cuisine is included for our volunteers staying with a host family or in a hotel. For those staying in a shared volunteer house, kitchen amenities are also available for volunteers to prepare their own food.
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)
$1,434.00
5 weeks
$1,720.00
6 weeks
$1,859.00
7 weeks
$2,000.00
8 weeks
$2,030.00
9 weeks
$2,273.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,613.00
Average fees
$288.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Migori County/Kenya between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Rieko Kenya 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 Rieko Kenya during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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