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Mafanikio Organization

Teaching in primary school

Malindi, Kenya show on map

Teaching English, Maths, Science & Sports to disadvantaged children in Malindi town. The school is lacking in teachers and learning materials

Malindi is in Kilifi county at the north coast of Mombasa.  It is a tourist destination famous for the Watamu sandy beaches and historical places such as vasco da Gama pillar among others.

The economic activities in this area is fishing, tourism and subsistence farming. Despite being a tourist destination, this is one of the poorest counties in Kenya with low rates of education and high number of school drop out due to poverty subjecting the children to child pornography, prostitution and drugs.  It is against this backdrop that Mafanikio stepped in to join hands with the locals in order to promote education.

Our teaching program entails working with rural marginalized schools in Kenya and in this case, Seedlings Junior School in Malindi, with over 180 children with only 7 teachers. The infrastructure is semi permanent and being a community school, its difficult to sustain staff thus students suffer from education inconsistency

Program include:
  • Living with host family where meals, accommodation is provided
  • Teaching English, Maths, Science & Sports
  • Participating in community activities
  • Mentoring children
  • Cultural interaction & integration

Free-time activities

Free-time activities are not limited tot he above. They also include home visiting the students where they live to see their conditions and also meet their guardians.

Malindi being a coastal town attracts tourists from all over the world who enjoy water sports along the sea. Therefore, because of this, most water sporting activities can be costly and it is thus advisable to also refer to the host family or school whenever the volunteer wants to do such sports in order to access them at a good price.

Despite the above fact, there are also public beaches for swimming and basking which are free of charge.

Over the weekend, the volunteer can also visit Mombasa city which is 2 hours away using public transport.

Water 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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English, Math, Sciences, Social work, Education at University level
Required Documents
Detailed CV, School/University recommendation, Insurance policy and passport copy
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Interpersonal skills
Team player
Communication skills
Ability to work under minimum supervision
Microsoft office packages
Basic African knowledge
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 - 15:30

Suitable for


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Services by Mafanikio Organization

Airport transfer
project orientation
Transport to & from the project
Meals and accommodation
Drinking water
Government clearance fees
Administration fee
Project contribution
Marine park trip

Airport Pickup at Moi International Airport

Someone shall meet the volunteer at the airport on arrival carrying a placard with a name on

Pick up from the airport to the office/point of meeting

Drop off to the project site


Located in Malindi town with a bathroom, toilet, dining, lounge, sitting room and a kitchen.
It also has electricity and running water
There is no Air condition
Mosquito nets are also available
The area is secure through out

Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast include tea/coffee & bread/donut/mandazi and a fruit and eggs
Lunch is take away of previous meals or rice & beans from school food
Dinner includes: rice, chapati, ugali, pasta etc with meat, chicken, vegetables and a fruit (the meals vary, the list is endless) and drinking water & tea.
Vegetarians are also catered for.
Depending on the season, fruits shall be available in plenty

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. 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.
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)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Malindi/Kenya between 4 weeks and 24 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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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 Mafanikio Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Kenya  Malindi, Malindi

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