CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

New Beginning Education Centre

Children
new beginning education centre

This iseducation centre offers preschool, primary education, social, economic and spiritual support to the orphans and vulnerable children within the surrounding community. The centre serves over 80 vulnerable children from Kamola slums and its neighborhood.

The Project

New Beginning Education Centre was founded in the year 2012 with an objective of offering preschool, primary education, social, economic and spiritual support to the orphans and vulnerable children within the surrounding community. The centre serves over 80 vulnerable children from Kamola slums and its neighborhood. It has five teachers who have a charitable heart of serving and transforming the lives of underprivileged children in Kamola slums and its environment.

Kamola slums is characterized by temporal structures made up of old iron sheets, ply wooden walls and cartons, poor sanitation and poor solid waste disposal. It is located along the bank of Ngong river, which is polluted with industrial wastes from industrial area. The people living in this area depend on casual jobs, small-scale businesses i.e. sale of drugs to earn a living and cater for their families’ needs. This has affected them so much that there is continued usage of drugs among the members of the community thus increasing drug and substance use among the youth and the community members. Young single mothers are also involved into prostitution as a means of providing for their children thus posing as a major threat to the spread of HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Because of these factors, there was the formation of the centre not only established to provide education but also to act as a centre of transforming the lives of the community members through participation in income generating activities and other community development projects as a way of rehabilitating the drug addicts, the infected and affected with HIV/AIDS hence offering an opportunity to alleviate poverty thus leading to a sustainable development.

Location

Kamola area, Embakasi, Nairobi County

Volunteer Tasks

  • Assisting in teaching of Mathematics, Arts, English, Social Studies and Science subjects
  • Engaging in extracurricular  activities such as poems, skits, music, scouting and ball games
  • Offering of counseling programs to the orphans and vulnerable children
  • Feeding program where the volunteers will assist with preparation and serving of meals

Accomodation and Food

The volunteer will live with a host family near the project site. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.