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  • Company :Lecden-KenyaVolunteer Teaching ProgramVolunteer Teaching KenyaDescription: Teach English, Mathematics, Science and other subjects at our primaryschools in urban and rural areas of Kenya. No teaching certificate is required, but nativeEnglish speakers are preferred.Your voluntary contribution to teach English as a second language in Kenya or to teachother subjects, will be highly appreciated and fulfilling to yourself. We work with anumber of schools where teaching volunteers will be placed..Those volunteering for international teaching in Kenya are expected to have at leastgraduated from high school or be enrolled in a college. On completion of a mandatoryoverseas teaching orientation, the overseas volunteer teachers will be expected to workfor between 4 to 5 hours a day.The number of local teachers per school is normally small. In some schools the student toteacher ratios are so high, but sometimes in Kenya, that’s the only chance the studentshave to learn and make something out of their lives.
  • The students range in age from 4 to 14 from pre-kindergarten to class 8. For theyounger children, you can help them with conversational English, basic math, arts &crafts, board games, playground games, sports like soccer and running, music, and anyother talents you wish to share. For the older students, you can teach more formalsubjects like English, science, math, and history. The school schedule is Monday-Fridayfrom 8am to 4pm with a two-hour sports period from 3-5pm where the students do thingslike cross-country running, soccer, and basketball.All classes are taught in English in Kenya.Qualification: Native English speakers are preferred.EducationNo teaching is done during April, August or December due to school holidays in thesemonths.Program Cost:2 Weeks : US $7404 Weeks : US$ 1, 090Extra Week: US$100Included in Program Fee• All Food• All Accommodations• Airport Pickup/Dropoff• Transfer to Project Location• Orientation•Sim Card for your Cell Phone• 24/7country coordination• First Night Hotel acommodation on Bed and BreakfastNot Included in Program Fee• Airfare
  • • Visa Fee• Vaccinations• Internet• Phone CallsHost Family AccomodationFor Placement feel free to contact usTo apply for this program, click hereVolunteering in Kenya: Maasailand TeachingThe Maasai have largely managed to remain outside of mainstream African culture andmaintain their traditional ways, although this becomes more challenging each year. Forthis reason Maasai are increasingly seeking the opportunities African society has tooffer. With little government support Maasai struggle to find teachers and medicalprofessionals to work in their schools and medical clinics.Teaching Program: It is estimated that less than half of all Maasai children attendschools, so teaching volunteers are urgently needed to help reverse this trend. Volunteershave the opportunity to educate children at primary school level. Subjects taught includeEnglish, mathematics, science, and social studies. Volunteers are also encouraged toinitiate extra-curricular activities.
  • The Maasai have largely managed to remain outside of mainstream African culture andmaintain their traditional ways, although this becomes more challenging each year. Forthis reason Maasai are increasingly seeking the opportunities African society has tooffer. With little government support Maasai struggle to find teachers and medicalprofessionals to work in their schools and medical clinics.It is estimated that less than half of all Maasai children attend schools, so teachingvolunteers are urgently needed to help reverse this trend. Volunteers have theopportunity to educate children at primary school level. Subjects taught include English,mathematics, science, and social studies. Volunteers are also encouraged to initiateextra-curricular activities like, art ‘n’ crafts, reading groups, drama, music and sports.You may find Kenyan classrooms very different to your own past experience. They areoften lacking in funding and resources. At best, a standard classroom may consist ofchairs, a chalkboard and very little in terms of other equipment. Even textbooks are rareand students often find themselves sharing textbooks if they are available.
  • Each grade will have its own classroom and you can expect to have a class size of 30 to50 students. There are 8 classes in a day, with several breaks in between. After threeo’clock, there are no classes, but the students do alternative things such as play sports,hold debates, or work on their homework. The official school day begins at 7:50am andends at 5pm.The teaching staff is made up of paid and local volunteer teachers. You may be workingas the sole teacher in the classroom or in partnership with a Kenyan teacher. SometimesKenyan teachers will step down in order for you to take their classes, we do notencourage this and strongly recommend that volunteers work in partnership with Kenyanteachers to introduce new skills, knowledge and practical teaching methods to theclassroom that can be carried on after your placement. Working in partnership will alsoprovide volunteers the opportunity to learn another ways of doing things also.The level of English language skills will offer a challenge. Regardless of the educationlevel, English skills amongst the children will vary due to age and the quality ofeducation they have received. As a result, levels of individuals within classes often differand you will be expected to work with the varying levels.School is in session three months at a time (January to March, May to July, September toNovember) and then the students are given a month break before beginning again.Exams normally occur at the end of term time. Volunteers working during exam time areexpected to help prepare students for exams and grade them.Note: the type of work volunteers will perform is subject to the needs of the particularproject they are placed at and their own experience and skills.Volunteer work expectationVolunteers are expected to work a minimum of 4 to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week fromMonday to Saturday. Sundays are days off. Volunteers are able to work beyond thisminimum commitment.It is vital that you are flexible and willing to adapt to situations as they arise. You cannotpredict what each day may bring. We also ask that you are prepared to follow any rulesset by us or our partners to ensure continuity of the program. New initiatives you maywish to set up at your project should be discussed with Lecden-Kenya. and your projectdirector supervisor before implementation to ensure that what you set up is appropriatefor the project.AccommodationVolunteers in the Teaching, Medical/Health and HIV/AIDS program will beaccommodated in a homestay situation. While volunteers in the Children’s program maybe accommodated in either a homestay, volunteer dormitory, or at the Children’s Homethey are working in.
  • Accommodation at homestays is with everyday members of the community who haveinvited international volunteers into their homes. Each host situation is different in termsof the number and make-up of people living in the house, their personal circumstances,style of accommodation, and their expectation of you as a guest in their home.Volunteer dormitory accommodation is where volunteers live together in a house locatednear their placement and are cared for by househelp.Accommodation at a Children’s Home is located onsite and provides the volunteer withseparate sleeping quarters from the children. Volunteers are cared for by the Home’sstaff.Accommodation providers have been selected to ensure volunteer well-being andcomfort, to maintain safety and security, and to give an insight into Kenyan life. Take theopportunity to get to know those at your accommodation. You have a unique opportunityto learn a different way of living and culture. Make the most of it!What you can expectVolunteers can expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers. Bedding, suchas sheets, blankets, pillows, is provided however volunteers will need to supply their ownmosquito nets. Mosquito nets cost less than US$10 and can be purchased in Nairobi onday two of Orientation.Living is basic, but comfortable. In urban areas accommodation is modern relative torural areas. Houses will generally have electricity, running water, hot water and flushingtoilets. Internet, telephone, ATMs, supermarkets, and restaurants are an easy traveldistance from accommodation. Public transport is readily accessible and just a shortwalk from most urban accommodation sites.In contrast, rural accommodation may not have electricity or running water. Common toall houses are bucket baths, squat toilets and boiled hot water. Internet, bank or ATMs,supermarkets, and restaurants are located in the nearest town which will require publictransport to get to. Public transport is available but will normally require volunteers towalk a distance to get to.Both urban and rural accommodation will not have telephones. For this reason it isrecommended volunteers buy a local mobile phone to keep in contact with family andfriends at home, other volunteers and program staff. Volunteers will have an opportunityto buy a mobile phone on day two of Orientation and the cost is upwards of US$30.Remember to keep an eye on international calling charges.MealsVolunteers will be served two meals per day: breakfast and dinner. While meals willdiffer from accommodation to accommodation, volunteers can expect the style of food
  • served to be in keeping with the traditional Kenyan diet. An example of the types of mealsserved:Breakfast: bread with jam, fruit, and chai tea.Dinner: a typical dinner includes three dishes of the following: beans, rice, potatoes,meat, spinach, cabbage, mixed vegetables, or chapatti.Please note that snack food is not provided as part of the meals supplied at youraccommodation.As you can see the Kenyan diet is made up of mostly carbohydrate dishes and meatserved at most one to two times a week. For most, this will be a new way of eating andyou may like to consider supplementing your diet with vitamins and perhaps purchasingfood from a local market or supermarket. If your diet differs from the foods listed above,let your accommodation provider know so not to cause any confusion about your eatinghabits.WaterAs it is not advisable to drink tap water we recommend that you purchase bottled water.This is widely available in Kenya and you can expect to pay about US$10 per week. Thiswould provide you with 2 liters of water per day. Be sure to check that the seals are notbroken.Boiled water is another good option for safe drinking water. The Center for DiseaseControl and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/travel/contentWaterTreatment.aspx)recommends boiling water as the best method for making water safe to drink. Boilingwater as recommended will kill bacterial, parasitic, and viral causes of diarrhea.Directions for boiling water: boil water vigorously for 1 minute and allow it to cool toroom temperature (do not add ice).Where to buy? What you can buy?Kenya has a large number of outlets where food is sold, ranging from small outdoormarkets to large supermarkets, and roadside eateries to world famous restaurants.Prices vary greatly. You can expect to pay what you would in your own country whenbuying food from a supermarket or eating at a restaurant, while small markets androadside eateries offer a much cheaper price option.TransportYour transport from your arrival location to the volunteer accommodation, and duringOrientation is covered by the program fee. Once Orientation is complete volunteers aretransferred to their program locations. Volunteers, in most cases, will be accommodateda reasonable walking distance from their project location and will be able to walk to
  • work each day. For those who are accommodated outside of a reasonable walkingdistance and when public transport is available, money for transport will be provided.Note: any transport money provided in this instance is at the discretion of Lecden-Kenya.Transport on departure from the program is not covered by the program fee. Volunteerswill need to organise and pay for their own transport when leaving the program.Getting around KenyaKenya has about 250 airports and airstrips (of vastly varying quality) and plenty ofairlines connecting Nairobi with Mombasa, Kisumu, Nanyuki, Malindi, Lamu and thenational parks/reserves of Amboseli, Masai Mara and Samburu. Flying around Kenyaand its neighboring countries is a relatively safe way to cover a lot of ground.Traveling by train between Nairobi and Mombasa is also a popular form of transport.Kenya has a good network of regular buses, matatus (usually minibuses), shared-taxisand private taxis which will get you where you need to go; from home to the closest townor the neighboring country. To reduce any safety risks, only travel with recommendedbus companies and taxi drivers and never travel by matatu at night. Cycling is best donein rural areas due to the chaotic traffic on the main roads, but the distances betweentowns and the poor condition of roads needs to be kept in mind.CommunicationKeeping in touch by post, telephone and email is generally easy, but sometimes notreliable.TelephoneKenya‘s telephone system is improving but the network is limited to main towns and oftenbreaks down in times of heavy usage or bad weather conditions.Volunteer accommodations do not have telephones, but phone booths are usually locatedin the cities. Most Kenyans however, rely on mobile phones to keep in contact with theoutside world. For this reason we recommend volunteers buy a local mobile phone tokeep in contact with family and friends at home, other volunteers and program staff.(Volunteers will have an opportunity to buy a mobile phone on day two of Orientationand cost upwards of US$30. Remember to keep an eye on international calling charges.)Internet ServicesIT has picked up rapidly in Kenya. Internet cafes are available in the main towns andyou can expect to pay around US$1 for an hour of internet use. The internet is slow but it
  • is a much cheaper option for keeping in touch with family and friends at home thantelephone.PostThere are several post offices in Kenya scattered around the country. The post, onaverage, takes a few days to Europe and around ten days to North America, Australiaand New Zealand; times from these places to Kenya are slightly longer. It is a good ideato keep copies of letters or photo disks just incase they get lost in the post and werecommend not sending valuables just in case they go missing also.ElectricityElectricity runs in cities and towns but not in extremely rural areas. Power cuts dooccur, so a power surge protector for sensitive equipment and a torch and or head lampare good ideas. Kenya’s electrical system is characterized by 240 volts AC, 50Hz with arectangular blade 3 pin plug (http://kropla.com/!g.htm).Free TimeVolunteers are free to do as they please during down time. For most, free time will be onweekends, public holidays and after volunteer duties are done for the day.You can use free time to prepare for any future work or activities you may wish to plan.Some volunteers choose to help in other programs when they have free time. You maylike to meet up with other volunteers during your free time to swap ideas or simply spendtime with them. You may also like to visit local sights of interest.If you are considering traveling around Kenya and neighboring countries we recommendyou take the necessary safety precautions and the advice of our partner organisation andtrusted locals. If you would like to discover Kenya by joining a safari you may like toconsult our partner who can put you in touch with providers of safari packages atcompetitive rates. Organizing a safari can be done while in Kenya.Number of VolunteersThe Kenya program usually has between 30 and 80 volunteers per month, but thenumber of volunteers varies depending on the season. Generally you are placed with oneto three other volunteers at your project.Program Cost:2 Weeks : US $7404 Weeks : US$ 1, 090
  • Extra Week: US$100Included in Program Fee• All Food• All Accommodations• Airport Pickup/Dropoff• Transfer to Project Location• Orientation•Sim Card for your Cell Phone• 24/7country coordination• First Night Hotel acommodation on Bed and BreakfastNot Included in Program Fee• Airfare• Visa Fee• Vaccinations• Internet• Phone CallsHost Family AccomodationFor Placement feel free to contact usVolunteer Programs ,To apply for this program, click hereTo apply for this program, click here
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