Better Tomorrow School

Mid-Term Volunteering

About Better Tomorrow School

Youth Program

Better Tomorrow School is a community Junior School that was established in the year 2019. The school was started with the aim of creating learning opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children in the slums.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Helping ambitious young people
  • Free time on the weekend to discover Kenya
  • CIVS organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya
  • Affordable fees which include airport pick up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 support

KEY INFORMATION

TEACHING

Education, Counseling

DURATION

1 to 6 Months Available year-round

LOCATION

Vumilia Slum, Donholm, Embakasi East in Nairobi County of Kenya.

ACCOMODATION & FOOD

Host family / Local Food (3 meals)

TOURS AND SAFARI

CIVS organizes tours and safaris

Project Profile

Better Tomorrow School started with 7 children and 3 teachers but the number has since grown to 350 children and 10 teachers running from play group to grade 6. The number of children is expected to grow marginally in the next years hence the need for assistance from volunteers.

The school has more girls than boys because more boys drop out due to the surrounding socio-economic pressure and influence from crime and drugs. The children are from the age of 3yrs to 15yrs of age.

The school engages in a number of activities including education programs, feeding programs, guiding and counseling, and community activities like environmental clean-ups. They have a vision of transforming the lives of the people of Vumilia Slum through education.

General Information

CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.

The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

300 Euros

It covers the following services:

  • Airport transfers (Arrival and Departure)
  • 3-day orientation seminar
  • Introduction to the city
  • Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration
  • Coordination and office support

The following costs are NOT included:

  • Visa costs and ticket flight
  • Local travelling: from the office to the project
  • Direct donations to the project
  • Cost of sightseeing
  • Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc.

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.

There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction.

Volunteers will be accommodated at the host family in Buruburu near the CIVS office which is 10 mins drive to the school and will commute every day with a public bus. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the host family while lunch will be at the project.

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc

During weekends, volunteers can visit lots of sites of interest in Nairobi and around :

  • Giraffe orphanage
  • Elephant orphanage
  • Nairobi National Museum,
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Hell’s gate
  • Rift valley viewpoint

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3-days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros by Tour van and 480 Euros by a Landcruiser jeep. It includes: –

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the evening

Day 2 Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the morning and the evening

Day 3: Nairobi – Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

The volunteer will be an integral part of community life:

  • Assisting in teaching the children
  • Guiding and counseling the children
  • Conducting outdoor children’s activities like sports
  • Assisting in cooking and serving the children
  • Organizing game activities for the children

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EMAIL US YOUR REQUEST

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Any Question?

CIVS will respond to any question.

ABOUT US

The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs. 

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