Brownhill Secondary School

Mid-Term Volunteering

About Brownhill Secondary School

Youth Program

Brown Hill Group is a registered community-based organization, established in the year 2013 to offer community services to the residents of Embakasi. After its registration, the group immediately embarked on running an education facility that best suits the interest of its community members.

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

Nyamavila, Nairobi County of Kenya

ACCOMODATION & FOOD

Host family / Local Food (3 meals)

TOURS AND SAFARI

CIVS organizes tours and safaris

Project Profile

The group undertook the setting up of a secondary school that would enhance the quality of education offered in Kayole estate, and improve the transition rate of students joining public universities. 

The project started in 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 the academic objectives, the school aims at nurturing talents in some former school dropout teenagers. As a result, the school football team became Embakasi District champions and proceeded to Nairobi County games. The students are aged between 15 to 18 years

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.

The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site or in Buruburu host family, which is 30 minutes’ drive to the project. Volunteers staying in Buruburu will commute daily to the project by public bus paying about 0.60 cent euro per day. The host family will provide both breakfast and dinner to the volunteers while lunch will be served 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: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

The volunteer will be an integral part of community life:

  • Teaching a combination of subjects i.e. Mathematics, English, Chemistry, and Sciences
  • Counseling sessions on issues relating to drug and substance abuse and HIV/AIDS
  • Visiting and helping orphans and vulnerable children in the nearby slums
  • Playing and organizing games and sports within the neighboring schools
  • Teaching life skills such as first aid

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

EMAIL US YOUR REQUEST

WE WILL SEND YOU THE INFOSHEET & REQUIREMENTS

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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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