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Mafanikio Organization

School Development Assistance

Nairobi, Kenya

Bridging the gap through experimental learning of local and international volunteers in rural Kenya.

Mafanikio School development programme is currently running in 2 schools in the counties of Makueni and Kilifi respectively.  The schools with a total number of 430 pupils are aimed at developing the infrastructures of Seedlings Junior School in Malindi and Makuli primary school in Ukia.  Mafanikio supports the two school with school feeding programme, teachers payment (seedlings) & learning materials.  We have also introduced a goat rearing project in Makuli School.

Seedlings Junior School, Malindi

Seedlings Junior School is located in Malindi town, Kilifi County. It is approximately 2 hours from the city of Mombasa. Malindi is on the north coast of Kenya, a tourist destination that boasts of white sands beaches, unique features and historical sites.  Seedling is within the township of Malindi. 


Background information


Seedlings school  caters for the poor slum children who are either orphans or from single parenthood. It has a total population of 180 children with 7 teachers respectively. Some of these teachers are paid by the community.

The school has semi permanent buildings mostly shacks which are not conducive for learning because of the dangers they pose especially during the rainy season. The school has poor infrastructure and lacks learning materials.

Project description

The volunteers shall live and work together with the local communities while promoting intercultural interaction.  Some of the activities include;

  • Teaching Maths, English & Science
  • Sports activities
  • Community activities
  • construction work
  • Mentorship

Meals and Accommodation

The volunteers live with the host family where a private room is given and share meals and other facilities with the family.  Drinking water is in plenty.  There is running water and electricity.  Some of the meals include;

Tea/coffee

Bread

Chapati
Beans stew
Beef stew
Chicken
Rice
Vegetables etc.

Makuli Primary School

Makuli Primary is  located in Ukia location, Makueni county, approxmately 2 hours from the city centre of Nairobi.  It is in the semi arid area of the Makueni county which is from time to time affected adversely by drought and famine.  The school has a total of 280 children with 9 teachers respectively.

The major challenge in this school is lack of teachers, learning materials and food. During the drought season, children go to school without food and are forced to miss classes.  The project aims to address a sustainable project that shall support the school feeding programme and learning materials.

The project entails;

  • Teaching Maths, Science & English
  • Sports activities
  • Community activities
  • Mentorship

Just like in Malindi, the volunteer shall stay with a host family where they shall be provided with a private room and share the rest of the facilities with the host family together with the meals.

Makuli is in a remote area without electricity and running water.It is surrounded by scenic features and fresh air.  It is ontop of the mountain close to Makuli forest. 


Free-time activities

There are various free time activities that ranges from hiking, mountain climbing to home visitings. This are mainly done in Makueni hills, Ngong Hills & Aberdare forest.

Home visiting - visiting households within the community is a way of social interaction and cultural integration. During orientations, they also get to visit the National Museum of Kenya. Once in a while concerts are organized in cities and volunteers get tickets to the concert, a fulfiling experience, it is.

Whilst at it, the volunteers get to do safari to Masai Mara and other national parks of interests. They also get to do marine park visit at the south coast while engaging in a warm culture of the Wasini Island community. Swimming with the dolphins, eating the swahili coastal dishes & coffee is a magical experience.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English, Maths & general subjects at Undergraduate, Graduate, High school leaver level
Required Documents
Letter of motivation, CV, recommendation from any institution, passport copy, travel insurance copy and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills
Team player
Results oriented
Initiative based
Flexibility
Open minded
Ability to work under minimum supervision



Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Mafanikio Organization are happy to help you.

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The fees cover:

Airport transfer to the hotel
2 days hotel stay (during orientation period in the city - meals are also covered)
Orientation (indicative tour & history of the country and practical areas of interest)
Transport to & from the project
Meals & Accomodation at the project (during the whole project duration)
Drinking water
Project materials contribution (from construction materials to learning materials, uniforms, foods)
Government clearance fee
Administration fee

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Our representative picks the volunteers at the airport with a placard bearing the logo and the name of the volunteer.

Accommodation

A room size to accommodate 2 persons,
Bathroom & Toilet
Beds with mattresses, bedding & mosquite nets
Wardrobes
Table & chair
Lighting
Sitting room with a TV set and a radio
Dinning area
Kitchen
Store room
Cleaning area
Sufficient supply of water
Please note that the accommodation is mostly with the host family and the volunteer is guaranteed privacy. They share the rest of the facilities with the host family.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast including tea/coffee, bread with butter & jam, drinking water & assorted fruits & fruit juice

Lunch & Dinner comprise of locally available meals such as;

Rice,
Pasta
Beef stew
Vegetables
Chicken
Chapati
Beans stew
Mukimo
Chips/ potato wedges

Vegetarians are also taken care of and are encouraged to state their preferences in advance in order to organize.

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.
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Costs (Prices in USD)
3 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
4 weeks
$375.00
5 weeks
$450.00
6 weeks
$525.00
7 weeks
$600.00
8 weeks
$675.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$900.00
Average fees
$88.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi/Kenya between 3 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Mafanikio Organization will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Mafanikio Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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