Teach, live and learn on Lake Victoria, Kenya

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Kenya

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    13/09/2018

 
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  • Description

    Description

    Live and work with an organization based on the small island of Rusinga, in Western Kenya!! The group provides a variety of services to local orphans and widows, including a daily meal for over thirty children, boarding school scholarships, primary school uniforms, and a safe and comfortable place to play.

    Volunteers will experience a beautiful island and a warm community. The pace of Rusinga is much slower than volunteers may be accustomed to, but it takes only a day or two to adjust to and appreciate "island time." Electricity is available, and internet can be accessed in the nearby town of Mbita, just a half hours walk away.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Charity work
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers will interact with orphans served by the program on a daily basis. They will help cook and serve lunch to the children on school days, and will be expected to teach a handful of lessons at the local primary school, where areas of study may include English, Geography, Maths, Science, etc. Lessons are taught in English and Kiswahili. If the season permits, volunteers may also assist the host in managing his family farm, or other simple tasks around the homestead.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swahili, Luo

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will live on the compound of a host family, in a cozy, private two-bedroom house. Simple (but delicious!) meals are served to volunteers three times daily, and include dishes such as rice and beans, braised kale, fresh scrambled eggs, lentils, and of course chapati. Seasonal fruits are plentiful, including pineapple, mango, orange and avocado.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask that volunteers stay for at least one month, and that you contact us one month in advance to arrange a stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    This host charges a fee

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    The organization asks that volunteers contribute $300 for each month they stay. This money is used to pay for the feeding program that the > organization provides to local orphans at lunch on school days.
Host ref number: 666371556248