Teach Kenya

All our programs in Kenya include free weekend sightseeing. 

you can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days

sight seeing which include the safari.  

Are you thinking to give back to the community? Are you thinking of changing someone's life or some lives some day? Join us to make a difference in schools in Kenya. Make an impact in educating the Children in Kenya. STAESA's teaching program in Kenya gives you  very great opportunity to work very closely with schools and other children programs. The program allows volunteers/interns to get direct contact with the children.

 

Volunteers are mostly placed in independent accommodation or with host families very close to the schools. Together we will put smiles on the faces of the children in Kenya. Your presence in these schools really matters a lot.

 

The program is a dream come through for our volunteers, having the opportunity working with these children and its tremendous pleasure for the children having you with them in the school. 

 

We are very happy you have chosen to go to Kenya with us. Its a trip worth going to change lives. there is so much to do in the schools. This is a very busy interesting program with lots of fun working with the children.   Get closer to children in Kenya to have a great insight of culture of Kenya.

 

Project location very safe, Community is very welcoming and the children at the school so lovely to work with.

Volunteers are allowed to bring children books, toys, old shoes, t-shirts, soccer balls and old computers for the school. You don't want to miss this opportunity. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us.  Contact us for these benefits.

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Other Information and locations!

As a volunteer you will be working full time at STAESA's teaching program. The Children are amazing ready always to be at school to learn. There is really great need at the schools.

The locations of our programs are well picked for safety and security purposes. You will directly work with the kids from the age of 6 to 17 years. The total population of the children in a particular class is 30 to 40. The program provides you an opportunity for you to work and have an amazing fun with children and the staff in the school. You can never have enough of these children and the children cant have enough of you resulting into a great bonding between you and the children. They are so amazing and smart. They just want to have you always with them to make them smile. Speak to us. We are ready to help you make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.

LOCATIONS:

Nairobi -  Near Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya

Mombasa - (White and Blue city)  Near the ocean and other interesting places.

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Working hours and reponsibilities!

Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m.  However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. You can choose to go and help if you want.

Responsibilities:

Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival. 

1 Teach Basic conversational English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring, work on particular skills (e.g Personal hygiene, counting money, math and computer lessons) with student or small group of students, help in the teaching of subjects including life skills and science subjects

    2 Tell or read stories related to lessons, help students who need remedial work, help students catch up on missed work, provide help with writing assignments, field trips, help in organizing presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist)

    3 Assist in planning other special classroom days.

Other activities: Construction of classrooms block, construction of toilet, construction library and renovation work on the existing classrooms block (fixing windows, fixing doors, floor concreting, painting, art works, electrical works and plumbing works)Helping in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch, helping in the school farm, HIV/AIDS club program, Environmental club and fund raising activities( for school feeding activities, free school uniform and free school books)

Other Information and locations!

PROJECT

When does the project run?       

All year round

How long are the placements?   

2wks minimum and 1y maximum    

Any requirements?                     

No previous experience

Working hours?                           

Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm

AIRPORT

Name of the airport?                   

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

ACCOMMODATION

Types of accommodations?       

Host family, Independent, on site

Accommodation Location?       

Very close to the projects

Accommodation facilities?         

water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,  

How to get to Work                     

By public transport

Cost of transportation(return)     

Less than one dollar

Laundry?                                     

Self laundry by hands

FOOD

Is Food provided?                       

Yes! food is provided

How many meals per day?         

Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)

VISA

Visa required?                             

Yes! Visa is required! However, visa is not required to  holders of certain passport. contact us for details. 

Cost of visa?                                Volunteers can call the embassy

Types of visa?                             

Tourist visa (Multiple visa)

COMMUNICATION

Local sim card?                           

Local sim card is provided

Internet:                                       

Internet modem provided and return after the program. 

VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations or medications?     

Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.

Safety in Kenya

No worries!! Obviously there are certain places that are unsafe especially in the cities which is why its always important for us and host family  to know exactly where you are going and where not to go. Also find out from us  how much you need to pay if you plan to use public means since they sometimes try to rip off foreigners. Avoid going downtown alone(Kenya downtown is the lower and very crowded side of Nairobi) try to go there with a local since its a great place to get some good bargains.

But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.

Working hours and reponsibilities!

PLEASE NOTE

In general people are extremely friendly in Kenya and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is real poverty in Kenya and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.

Weather in Kenya

Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. Further inland there is a warm and humid climate around Lake Victoria, and temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region. The northeastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near- desert landscapes. There are two rainy seasons in Kenya. A short rainy season in November and a longer one that usually lasts from the end of March in to May. It doesn't necessarily get cold, but the roads can become impassable.

When to go 

You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week

Kind of clothes you should  pack for your trip to Kenya

Jeans and Trousers:  blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses:  T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and  long sleeved shirts  to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days.  Socks and underwear:  Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes:  Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.

Kind of luggage you should take

It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase.  It also depends where you coming from.  If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that.  It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.

Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage.  Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost.   Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.

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