CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Fortune Learners Center

Children
fortune learners center

Fortune Learners’ Center is a school located in sprawling Kayole Estate, Eastern part of Nairobi. It focuses on children from extremely poor backgrounds.

The Project

Fortune Learners Centre is a project that was started in 2013 as a charity organization by 10 people from Kayole and Soweto slums who were working in various schools as untrained teachers. Their motivation is drawn by watching their former schools sending away vulnerable children from school due to lack of school fee. They thought how they could better the lives of this bright poor children whom some resorted to begging in the streets, the females ones resorted to child prostitution. After the close of schools in term three in 2012, the untrained teachers agreed to start a community centre to provide education, economic empowerment and HIV and AIDS education including psychosocial support to the orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers.

Fortune’s core projects are Education, Orphan Support and Protection, Economic Empowerment for older orphans and caregivers, Volunteer/Internships, Educational Trips, Sports HIV &AIDS Education and Gender Based Violence. The school hosts nearly 100 children from extremely poor backgrounds, aged between 3 and 12 years. The children attend classes from form 1 to 6. The school has seven teachers and eight classes.

Location

Kayole district, Nairobi County

Volunteer Tasks

  • Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts
  • Supporting early early childhood development through age appropriate games & activities
  • Helping in the school kitchen with preparation of food
  • Assisting with administrative work of the school
  • Providing HIV/AIDS awareness lessons to the pupils

Accomodation

The volunteer will stay in a host family in Buruburu near the CIVS office. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.