The class is after Grade 3 and of different ages of 9-11 years of age.
Grade 4 Class is a mixed class of kids from 9-11 years of age.They are normally called Upper primary class. They range from 10 children in a class.They speak English,read English and write English.
The subjects or lessons they learn are as follows;-English Language,English Reading,Mathematics,Social Studies,Science,Swahili,Christian Religious Education.
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.
The class has lessons that are detailed and they require a knowledgeable teacher or volunteer to take them through topics in class.
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.
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 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.
Volunteers are paying for;
2. Foods that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
4. Airport pick up
5. Drive to the project
We will pick you from the airport.
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
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
Vegetarians will be catered for with a vegetarian diet
Baby class is a class of kids from 3-4 years old.They are starting a school and need to learn and know more
Grade 6 is an upper class between 12-14 years of age. The class is both of girls and boys from the nearby community.
Grade one class is a class after the Kindergarten class. The class is between kids of 6-7 years old.
Grade five is an upper primary schoo. It is a teens class between ages 11-13 years
The class is between ages 8 - 10 years.The class ranges from 10- 13 kids both boys and girls
The pre unit class has kids between 6-7 years of age. The kids are enrolled into the class after they pass through nursery class.