Fortune Learners' Centre

Mid-Term Volunteering

About Fortune Learner's Centre

Education Program

Fortune Learners Centre is a project that was founded in the year 2013 as a charity organization by 10 social workers from Kayole and Soweto slums who were working in various schools as untrained teachers. Their motivation was drawn through watching their former schools send away vulnerable children from school due to lack of school fees. They thought about how they could better the lives of these poor children who had resorted to begging in the streets.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Assisting children in their learning 
  • Free time on weekends 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

Children, Education, Community life

DURATION

1 to 6 Months Available year-round

LOCATION

Kayole, Nairobi County of Kenya

PARTICIPATION FEE

300 euros per month

ACCOMODATION & FOOD

Host family / Local Food (3 meals)

TOURS AND SAFARI

CIVS organizes tours and safaris

Project Profile

After the closure of schools in the last term of the year in 2012, the untrained teachers agreed to start a community center to provide education, economic empowerment, and HIV/AIDS education including psychological support to the orphans, vulnerable children, and their caregivers.

The project’s core areas are education, orphan support, and protection, economic empowerment for older orphans and caregivers, volunteer/Internships, educational trips, sports HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence awareness. The school hosts nearly 100 children from extremely poor backgrounds, aged between 3 and 12 years. The children attend classes from class 1 to 8. The school has seven teachers.

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 in Buruburu near the CIVS office, and will commute to the project daily by a public bus; there is also a host family about 20 minutes’ walk to the project. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the project.

The host family will provide nrakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided 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:

  • Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts subjects
  • Supporting early childhood development through age-appropriate games & activities
  • Helping in the preparation, serving, and feeding the kids
  • Assisting with administrative work of the school: maintaining and updating records
  • Arranging and facilitating training in life skills and HIV/AIDS awareness to the pupils

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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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