Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation

Teaching in Grade 2

Nairobi, Kenya show on map
The class is grade two between 8-9 years.
Every child that is promoted to grade 2 is ready to read and write This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
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50+

Grade 2 Class is a mixed class of kids from 7-8 years of age.They are normally called lower primary class. They range from 12 to around 16 children in class.They speak English, read English and write English. The participation of Grade Two is good.

The subjects or lessons they learn are as follows;-English Language, English Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Swahili, Christian Religious Education. The volunteers prepare to teach English from text books and give class work when the kids do and submit for checking the work. When they dont get everything write a volunteer will go back to the blackboard and correct together with the kids. This is same to other lessons or subjects which are taught. Class work is to help the kids learn and understand and be able to do it well.

They have a timetable with a break of 45 minutes  interval. After such an interval another subject is taught as per the timetable.

All the subjects have the text books and teachers or volunteers teach  from text books. The teachers give class work as well as homework. Class work is to test  the class what they have learned.

When the lesson is almost over the teacher/volunteer assign the children with homework from the same work they did in class of any chosen subject to test the kid to see whether the kid can get everything right through remembering. The same work will be brought the next day for checking and revision will be done before the next  lesson is taught. The volunteers therefor e help in checking the books, teaching, giving work and homework  and writing on the board.

Typical day

Volunteers wake up by 8;00a.m in the morning and take breakfast ready to go to the project.

A van is arranged to drop them to the project and when they arrive the lessons are ready to begin between 9;00a.m -9;05 a.m.

Lessons are taught as per the timetable.

We have breaks in between then  comes lunch hour.The volunteers help in the distribution of food to the kids.

After lunch we have two more lessons then homework is given from what they were taught so that the kids can have work to do at home.The homework is done at home and brought the next day for checking and correction.

At 3;00p.m the volunteers are driven back home or to shop whatever they needed for the day

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

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.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
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
Education Requirements
Teaching in a class at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No Skills Required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation (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 Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation

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 Airport
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
Accommodation

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.
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)
$400.00
5 weeks
$500.00
6 weeks
$600.00
7 weeks
$700.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$800.00
Average fees
$100.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi/Kenya between 4 weeks and 8 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.
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 Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  Nairobi, Off Komarock road

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