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Kesho Leo - Life skills coach

An experiential life skills coaching targeting primary school pupils during school breaks. We use Music and football as the tool.

"Kesho Leo" is a Swahili term directly translated to mean " Tomorrow Today" in essence, we are referring to making a better future through change actions that we take today.

It aims at bringing senior primary school pupils from different backgrounds across the village of Nyakach together, using football and music as the medium and thereafter training them in life skills. This project has been informed by the high number of primary school drop out rates among girls majorly due to early pregnancies and also among boys as they waste away into drug abuse and fishing.

This will provide space and opportunity for the children to constructively engage each other in informative discussions in matters affecting and contributing to their development and therefore build their confidence in speaking out about domestic challenges that might affect their school retention early enough to warrant remedial interventions.
We will also have their parents/guardians taking part in some of the forums as a measure to encourage open parent to cbild/ child to parent talks in matters reproductive health and other issues pertinent to the children's development.
The activities will include inter-participants soccer, music and dance, field plays and games, debates, classroom discussions and a final certificates awards ceremony in an open ground to be attended by the community members.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Intercultural leadership, Social work, Sociology or generally passion for community work at University level
Required Documents
CV and Proof of education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Social work, Counselling, mortivation and any other mentorship skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 16:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at Emerge Creations are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

During volunteers free time, they can go bird watching, tour some of the 20 islands in the nearby community of Homabay. Make safari trip to the beautiful Maasai Mara, visit the coastal beaches of Mombasa and some historic sites in the region like, Kit Mikayi in Kisumu, Got Ramogi, a historic hill where the first luo community settled as they migrated from Sudan. The hill has Ten surrounding historic sites filled with indigenous trees and a wide range of birds. There is also good entertainment joints for the lovers of music and the volunteers can have a feel of local live music and general club music.

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

Included Services

What's included?
The fee includes registration fee which is refundable should one change mind from coming. This matters for administrative costs, program marketing and communication costs with volunteers.
Program fees covers airport pick ups, orientation, accommodation and meals.
Cost of visa, flights, travel insurance, vaccinations, in-country trips or tours are not included in our costs. Volunteers can also make community contribution from $100 to support the ongoing projects
Airport Pickup at Kisumu

The pick up point will be at the Kisumu International airport, depending on the volunteers arrival time then proceed to the project site for orientation. The programs Director will be responsible for the picking up of volunteers and driving them to the project location.

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated by approved local families. You can expect to share a bedroom with two to four other volunteers, comprised of bunk beds with beddings provided. Most homestays have electricity. Some rural homestays do not have electricity or running water and you can expect to find squat/long-drop toilets and take bucketshowers. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the Kenyan way of life, meet local people, try local food, and learn the local language

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner which is served at the homestays. Breakfast consists of chai (tea), toast, fruit and sometimes mandazzi (deep fried dough). A typical lunch can include vegetables with rice, occasional meat and fruit, beans, green grams. Dinner usually includes traditional food, such as ugali, chapatti, mboga, meat, fish. Bottled water is available and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for this (2 liters per day).

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.

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$250.00
3 weeks
$400.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$550.00
Average fees
$131.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kisumu/Kenya between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Emerge Creations will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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