Safisha Africa School

Mid-Term Volunteering

About Safisha Africa School

Education Program

Safisha Africa School is a junior school that was established in 2010 by a retired teacher. It is focused on providing education to the poor and vulnerable children around Mowlem in Nairobi’s Eastlands area. The school is dedicated to providing free lunch, books, access to medical care, school shoes, and uniforms to the children who are either orphans or come from poor families and backgrounds.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Support children in their learning
  • 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 WORK

Children, Education

DURATION

1 to 6 Months Available year-round

LOCATION

Mowlem, 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

Safisha Africa School school runs from baby class to grade 6 has a total of 250 children majority being girls. The children are from the age of 3 years to 13 years old with a staff comprising of 4 teachers hence the need for assistance from volunteers. All the children have been trained to speak English fluently hence easy to interact with anyone who visits them. 

Since its establishment, 4,000 children have benefited from the school program. The school is also involved in a feeding program, street children rescue, and empowerment of young girls from the slums of the Eastlands regions of Nairobi County.

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 volunteers will be accommodated in Sosian or Buruburu estates, which are about 15 minutes’ drive to the project. Volunteers will use public bus to commute paying 0.60 cent euro per day.  The host family will provide food (breakfast 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 teachers in writing lessons on the blackboard for the children
  • Assisting in teaching children to write and pronounce words
  • Assisting children in counting numbers for basic mathematics
  • Playing and organizing games and sporting activities with the children
  • Telling stories of different countries to the children to motivate them
  • Teaching young teenage girls about personal sanitation and hygiene

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