Volunteer with the Maasai at a youth outreach organisation in Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Jonathan, I am 25 years old, married to my awesome wife Eunice and have a one year old son named Moses! I am an orphan myself who was helped to clear his education by an American family. I founded the project to help my community overcome the challenges that are facing the youth in Kajiado. The youth in our community face many difficult challenges from Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage to access to clean water and a good education. We help by connecting volunteers to projects on the ground here in the Kajiado community. We offer volunteers the unique ability to choose which projects they would like to get involved with when they arrive.

    We are constantly looking to expand our network of volunteers and raise awareness of the issues that face the Maasai community. If you would like to learn more and "meet" me you can watch my interview on Arise News during my last trip to London to raise money and awareness for us in the UK!


    I hope you come to stay with us!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help

    Help

    By utilizing the rich cultural heritage the Organization will create events that benefit the entire community and especially the most in need. The Organization will cooperate with local and International NGOs which will supply the community with Volunteers that will motivate the community in achieving their goals as well to provide the necessary knowledge.

    The volunteers can teach arrange of subjects including English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Religious education, Science and more. Volunteers are to chose the subjects they teach as they can teach the subject they like but usually specialize in one or two subject. Volunteers are also free to coordinate sports and learn Maasai culture and arts at the end of the day. We build a rescue center for the girls who are facing Female Genital Mutilation FGM and early marriages and some of the volunteers who wish will be working over there. We have forty ( 40 ) girls in the rescue center. Many volunteers are also opt to tutor some students during the period.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Maasai: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The houses are well made with enough security and shower. We shall give the Volunteers food, and nice beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will have fun with families they stay with and accompany them to our town to check their emails and communicate with their homes or families.

    The volunteers will be is a maasai community. In Maasai community people keep animals like cattle, goats, sheep, donkeys, etc . We do plant Maize, Beans, Potatoes and others. The food which is available is Ungali and sukuma, Chapati and potatoes, Rice and meat and other foods which I experience volunteers like. In town you can get anything needed.

    Volunteers will have many activities but it depends on what they like. Volunteers will teach pupils various subjects. The volunteers can teach arrange of subjects including English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Religious education, Science and more. Volunteers are to chose the subjects they teach as they can teach the subject they like but usually specialize in one or two subject. Volunteers are also free to coordinate sports and arts at the end of the day. The Maasai Moran will also have time to teach the volunteers about Maasai culture by performing Maasai dances, tell legends and stories to them. Many volunteers are also opt to tutor some students during the period.

    The Volunteers will benefit from our cultural exchange because they will take photos of the Moran which many like, they will be given Maasai Jewelries free and can buy more to sell when they are back home, they will write notes and can get to show in their countries. The volunteers can visit Maasai Manyattas and go and see Moran graduating, Meet to see Maasai traditional wedding etc.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2 hours

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    This host charges a fee

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    4 euros a day
Assistant Directors Tristan and Steve at their going away party!
Assistant Directors Steve(right) Tristan(Left) hanging out in the village!
My home living room with volunteers!
Former Volunteer Catja at a celebration.
Me Jonathan in traditional Maasai dress!







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