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Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation

Teaching a Baby Class

Baby class is a class of kids from 3-4 years old.They are starting a school and need to learn and know more

The volunteer work for five hours a day  from 9;00a.m - 3;00p;m and for five days a week from Monday - Friday only.The program entails the little kids  who needs  love from a volunteer and attention.We are driven into the van to a project  for ten minutes drive and we  spend five hours interacting with the kids.The babies will spend 3 hours with a volunteer then after lunch they will be taken to a place to sleep for one hour and waken up at 3;00p.m to go home.

They are from 3-4 years of age.They need to  to colour the pictures ,letters or numbers. Colouring takes one lesson of 45 minutes.Another lesson is Joining which enables a child to know how to join a letter or a number or draw a picture.It takes 45 minutes teaching a child to join the letters or numbers.If a child is unable you hold the hand of the kid to show how to colour or join.We also have modelling using clay modelling to make a letter or a number.

Within baby class they are those who learn first and have already known how to join now they can copy.The class which also takes 45 minutes in copying and sometimes reading the number or letter which we call sound.Sounds enables the kids to learn faster.

Suitable for


Typical day

A baby class is an interesting class of little kids who love to play colour  their books and at one time spoil their books while writing in any how.

They need some short songs,poems,plays and drawings. At the same time they love to mold and make clay modelling in form of letter and numbers.They are happy to colour and join and read pictures.Reading excites them a lot for they would love to see what they are reading with their eyes.

They shout numbers and read sounds while they enjoy the sounds they pronounce.

At break time they play and enjoy the day.

During lunch they eat and go to sleep waiting to be waken up to go home at 3;00p.m .The baby class lessons and play end at 12;30 noon time. 

Details on Arrival

Our volunteer program works according to the government school schedule. Schools in Kenya are open on 3 non consecutive months and there is a school holiday for 1 month. Take example this calendar year 2017; schools were open from the first week of January to end of march and currently(April) have been closed on a one month holiday after which classes will resume on May's first week till end of July and a one month holiday in August. Classes then resume first week of August till late November to give way for the Christmas holiday in December. In between learning terms, (eg. January to March) schools are given an allowance to have mid-term holidays that usually last about 4 days, this is not compulsory and school principals can decide to do away with it. 

This rules apply to Kenyan junior schools(baby Class to 8th grade and high schools(form 1 to form 4) except for universities.

Learning is done only during business days which is Monday to Friday and not on weekends break time they play and enjoy the day

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)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Teaching in a class at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
skill to deal with the kids,innovation
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 - 15:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Free time is  basically from Saturday and Sunday. But is a volunteer wants to go on safari then we can arrange with the volunteer on days available for the safari depending on when the touring company has allocated the volunteer time for the safari.Otherwise from Monday to Friday is very busy days and very tiring because it involves the kids.They have the energy to play and take a lot of energy from those who teach them. In case volunteers what to do something after the school they normally can shop from the supermarket around,or take coffee as they relax in a nearby shopping center. We orientate the volunteer on the arrival day to be familiar with the market places,shopping malls and supermarket where to buy his or her personal items.

Most volunteers after school take time on computers to write what they have done within the day and also to communicate on social media with their friends and families and Skype
On weekends the volunteers  chose to go for safari which is three days two nights.Mostly it is at Amboseli,Masai Mara, Naivasha and Nakuru. At Naivasha they go to hells gate,Others go to magadi soda.We also have Mt.Kenya Trekking and the equator.
Those who would love a better relaxed place they go to Mombasa at the beach.
We also have the animal elephant orphanage,the giraffe center and the museum.


Included Services

What's included?

Volunteers are paying for;

1. Accommodation

2. Foods that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

3. WiFi 

4. Airport pick up 

5. Drive to the project 

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International
We will pick you from the airport.

If you are coming as a group please notify us to look for a bigger van.
Families and groups  from universities or companies are encouraged

The House where volunteers will be staying has several rooms which includes;

1. A fully furnished living room

2. A dining room

3. 6 guestrooms which includes

 a. A large dorm room with 7 single beds and a double decker, a balcony, a large closet room, a bathroom with a bathtub, hot shower and toilet seat

 b. 4 single bedrooms with 2 beds each

 c. A Single bedroom with 2 beds and a balcony

4. A fully equipped kitchen

5. A laundry area

6. 2 other private bathrooms with hot showers and toilet seats

Also available is an extension house with a living room, one bedroom and a kitchen. The entire house being fully equipped and furnished. This is for volunteer(s) who needs a privacy of an entire house

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Food three times a day including breakfast in the morning we offer Tea and bread or roasted bread .
Lunch and dinner made in a diet form as

  • Rice with cabbage/meat/chicken
  • Rice with beans
  • Fries
  • Chapati with lettuce
  • Spaghetti and minced meat
  • Chicken with ugali(Kenyan Staple) and green vegetables
  • Meat and rice
  • Drinking water

Vegetarians will be catered for with a vegetarian diet 

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.

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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi/Kenya between 4 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation 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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Living Costs
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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?

The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) in Nairobi. 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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What can you do in leisure-time in Kenya while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Kangundo road, off komarock road, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

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