Good Samaritan School

Mid-Term Volunteering

About Good Samaritan School

Education Program

Good Samaritan Children’s Centre cares for orphans and vulnerable children by enhancing their growth and development through the provision of shelter, education, and other basic needs. The children are victims of teenage pregnancy, child abuse, or torture who are between 8 months and 18 years of age.

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, Counseling

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

The Good Samaritan School is a formal community-based education institution that was established in the year 2004 in response to the needs of the orphans and vulnerable children in Kayole. The school is under the Good Samaritan Children Centre Umbrella, an orphanage that started because of the increased number of neglected and abandoned children around Kayole. It began with two children who had been abandoned by their parents. They were then rescued by the area district officials and brought to the founder’s house who resides around the Soweto slums. It hosts around 63 children both boys and girls.

The children have been orphaned for various reasons, although majority are due to the HIV epidemic, poverty and unwanted pregnancies. The children’s circumstances and histories are as different as their personalities, but now they have the optimism and opportunity for a more promising future. The dedicated caregivers at the project are working hard to provide the basics of life such as shelter, security and food. However, they are acutely aware that it is education, which can break the cycle of poverty.

The teachers and caregivers at the school are dedicated and loving, doing their best with the little available resources to heartily serve the children. At the very least, they are providing these children with a friendly family-like environment. The school runs from preschool to grade 8. The children are between the ages of 3 years to 13 years. They have been incorporated with others who are able to pay school fees in order to promote inclusivity. The school section project is open to volunteers apart from the Orphanage section which due to Covid 19, measures were put forth to restrict any form of interaction with outsiders.

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 :

  • Aiport 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 ect

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.

You will stay in a host family, about a 30-minute drive to the project.

Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family 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 the teaching of subjects such as English, Mathematics, Creative Arts, Science and Social Studies subjects
  • Assisting children in kindergarten to read, write and draw
  • Providing of guidance and counseling services to the children on matters of general health,  HIV/AIDS and STIs
  • To train the children on basic First aid and life skills.
  • Playing with the children and organizing extra-curricular outdoor activities and games

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CIVS will respond to any question.

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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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