Primary school teacher

As a volunteer in primary teaching in Kenya you will help to empower boys and girls by giving them the skills they need to overcome poverty and make their voice heard.

Cheap Impact is a French registered non-profit organisation that operates at, and for, the Korando Educational Center (KEC) in Kisumu, Kenya – a poor neighborhood with low employment opportunities and low levels of education in the community. This non-formal school provides free education to 200 children and also sponsors older children to go to public secondary school and where possible, university. While public schools in Kenya are ‘free’, the additional cost of uniforms, supplies and transport can be too much for families living with low or no income. The KEC focus on more than a basic curriculum, they also teach the children environmental sustainability and awareness, social and economic empowerment and women’s rights. The teachers at KEC are people from the village who are educated, but have not had the opportunity to have had any formal training in teaching. Cheap Impact and KEC would like to attract volunteer teachers to the school to help up-skill current teachers and further develop the curriculum for the students. 

The volunteer teachers have a huge impact for this community. They help giving boys and girls the knowledge they need to overcome poverty and make their voice heard. The volunteers do not only teach the core subjects, but design and create activities to raise their awareness about diverse topic and foster their sense of curiosity. Their role is also to support the children that need extra care and ensure that the kids receive more personal attention and tutelage.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Other Skills
Fluent in English. Preferably having experience with children, or teaching.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

Kisumu is located near the Lake Victoria, that offers great water activities, and in a hilly region that offers some nice hikes. Within Kenya, the opportunities for travels and especially safaris. Kisumu is right at the border with Uganda, that offers a wide range of outdoor activities. The city Jinja, only a couple of hours away, is not only famous for being the "source of the Nile", but also for its countless amount of activities (horse riding, white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, just to site a few).

Water Sports
Swimming
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
Kisumu airport pick-up and drop-off
In-country induction & orientation upon arrival
Accommodation in our volunteer dome house
3 meals daily + water, coffee, tea & snacks
Project donation
Program supervision
Visa support
Pre-departure support
In-country 24/7 volunteer support
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

The volunteers can be picked at Kisumu airport. The drive to the Korando Educational Center is only 10 minutes.

Accommodation

The volunteer accommodation is the first dome home in Africa, inspired the design of the famous Thaï Dome Home from Steve Areen.
The dome home is located on the Korando Educational Center, the volunteers do not have to commute during the volunteering days. The dome home has 2 tropical decorated bathrooms, and 4 bedrooms, each can accommodate two volunteers. A big main dome is used for resting activities. A private garden is in front of the home.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

3 kenyan meals per day are provided to the volunteers, expect on Sundays when the volunteers are advised to cook for themselves. Vegetarian food is available upon request. Located near Kisumu, the volunteers can make use of the Korando minivan in order to go for grocery shopping. If they wish to cook for themselves on a permanent basis, they are more welcome to use to furnished kitchen of the dome home.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$600
5 weeks
$750
6 weeks
$900
7 weeks
$1050
12 weeks
$1800
20 weeks
$3000
50 weeks (max. stay)
$7500

You can volunteer at the project site in Kisumu/Kenya between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Cheap Trip - BIG Impact will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$150/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 Cheap Trip - BIG Impact during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Kenya

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Kenya. Please check the visa regulations for Kenya.
Travel Seasons
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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 Kisumu (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.
Vaccine Checker
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Free-time
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P.O. Box 1608-40100, Kisumu, Kenya, Kisumu, Kenya