CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Brownhill Secondary School

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brownhill secondary school

Brownhill Secondary School is a secondary school that enhances quality of education offered in Kayole, and improves the transition rate of students joining public universities. In addition to academic mission, the school aims at nurturing of talents of some former school dropout teenagers.

The Project

Brown Hill Group is a registered CBO under the Ministry of Social Services. The group was registered in Embakasi District to offer community services to the interests of Embakasi people in the year 2013. After its registration, the group immediately embarked on running an education facility that best suits the interest of its community members.

The group undertook the setting up of a secondary school that would enhance quality of education offered in Kayole, and improve the transition rate of students joining public universities. The project took off in January 2012 with only 4 students. Since then, the institution has grown with total admissions reaching over 80 students after only a year in operation.

In addition to academic mission, the school aims at nurturing of talents of some former school dropout teenagers. As a result, the school football team became Embakasi District champions and proceeded to Nairobi County games.

Location

Kayole Estate, Nairobi County

Volunteer Tasks

  • Teaching a combination of subjects i.e. Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Sciences
  • Counseling sessions on issues relating to drug and substance abuse
  • Assist local volunteers in provision of basic needs to the children such as cooking, cleaning etc.
  • Visiting and helping orphans and vulnerable children in the nearby slums
  • Playing and organizing of games and sports with the neighboring schools

Accomodation and Food

The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site. The host family will provide both breakfast and dinner to the volunteers.