CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Safisha Africa School

Children
Safisha Africa school

Safisha Africa School is a junior school that was established in 2010 by a Kenyan 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 however some children who are able to pay something for school fees are allowed to do so.

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, 4000 children have benefited from the school. The school is also involved in the feeding program, street child rescue, and empowerment of young girls from the slums in Eastlands Nairobi.

Location

The project is located in Mowlem, Eastlands region of Nairobi County.

Project activities

  • 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 with the children
  • Telling stories of a different country to the children so as to motivate them
  • Teaching young teenage girls about personal sanitation and health

Accommodation and food

Volunteer will be accommodated in a host family in Buruburu or Sosian Estate which is about 15 minutes’ drive to the project. The house has water and electricity; the volunteer will be required to bring with her a sleeping bag. Kindly pay attention to the things you should bring to make your accommodation more comfortable.
Food (breakfast and dinner) will be provided by the host family and lunch will be provided at the project. Only locally available foodstuffs are used for cooking, the same meal may be provided for lunch repeatedly.