Agape Academy

Teaching Colleague

NAIROBI, Kenya show on map

Non-profit | Agape Academy

If you enjoy working with children, are interested in their development and learning and have good any skills, you could consider becoming a teaching

What is a teaching assistant?

Teaching assistants work alongside school teachers, helping pupils to get the most out of their learning. They support individuals or groups of pupils, and they assist the teacher in the classroom. Some TAs specialise in literacy, numeracy, special educational needs, English as an additional language or the creative arts.

Teaching assistants don't usually lead lessons but they may supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable. The role depends on the age of the children. 

Most teaching assistants in secondary schools work as special needs assistants. This may include taking notes for pupils in lessons or carrying bags and books. 

Secondary schools usually have learning support departments, where teaching assistants work with individuals or small groups of pupils to complement the work being done in class.

Typical day

In a nursery or primary school, with children aged three to eleven, tasks can include:

  • setting up equipment and getting things ready for lessons
  • helping pupils who need extra support to complete tasks
  • listening to children read, reading to them or telling stories
  • comforting and caring for children if they have an accident or are upset
  • helping the teacher to maintain records
  • helping with school activities, sports events and outings

Details on Arrival

This program is available all year.The volunteer may arrive one day before the set start dates.

Free-time activities

Kenya holds a huge population from different tribes. Kenya has 42 tribes and the same ethnic languages. All the 42 tribes come to Nairobi to look for jobs, do business, and also get academics besides others and this is because is the center for many things.

In Nairobi we have: 

  • a giraffe center
  • a snake park
  • an elephant orphanage
  • mamba village (with crocodiles)
  • national museums of Kenya
  • Bomas of Kenya (cultural dancers)
  • and many other parks in the city. 

It's a city which is cool next to Ngong forest with warm and sometimes cool climate.

Volunteers can opt to visit all these areas and also generally, in Kenya we are the best tourist destination in Africa with a lot of historic sites e.g:

  • Mombasa coastal beaches
  • Climbing mountains e.g mt Kilimanjaro-tallest in Africa and Mt Kenya-Tallest in Kenya
  • Masai mara national park
  • Amboseli national park
  • Tsavo national park
  • Naivasha national park
  • Nakuru national park
  • 14 falls in Kenya 
  • and many more

All these are nice places which attract a lot of people in Kenya and volunteers can choose to visit these places after or before their volunteering period as well as during weekends. We additionally organize safaris for them.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
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

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Agape Academy (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Agape Academy

Included in the fees are three meals a day, beverages as well as the accommodation.

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Airport pick up is provided but it is NOT included in the above hosting fees.

Accommodation

Out volunteers will stay with a guest family. 

In their homes you will share:

  • Rooms with other volunteer or family member
  • Bathrooms
  • Toilets

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Our volunteers get 3 meals per day and beverages

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800.00
6 weeks
$700.00
7 weeks
$750.00
11 weeks
$900.00
19 weeks
$1,900.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,000.00
Average fees
$150.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in NAIROBI/Kenya between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Agape Academy will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.
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 Agape Academy during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  NAIROBI, Mitaboni Road

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