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

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Fortune Learner's Centre

Children
Fortune Learners Center

Fortune Learners Centre is a charity organization that endeavours to better the lives of these poor children who have resorted to begging in the streets. Fortune’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.

 

Project Profile

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 by watching their former schools sending 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 as young girls resorted to child prostitution.

The untrained teachers agreed to start a community centre to provide education, economic empowerment and HIV/AIDS education including psychological support to the orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers. Fortune’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.

Location

Kayole estate, East of Nairobi, Nairobi County

Project activities

  • Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts subjects
  • Supporting early childhood development through age-appropriate games & activities
  • Helping in  preparation and serving of food
  • Assisting with administrative work of the school
  • Providing HIV/AIDS awareness lessons to the pupils

Accommodation

The volunteer will stay in a host family in Buruburu near the CIVS office and will commute to the project daily using public buses. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the project.