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.
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.
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.
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
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).