Nile River School is actually a children's center in the small village of Al Baharwa near Ayat south of Cairo on the Nile. It is a free service to the village that has high illiteracy. About 40 children come to the center in the mornings for kindergarten. In the afternoon there are after school activities for older children. We encourage the children to teach each other. Language is not a problem for volunteers.
We can accommodate but are not self-sufficient in food yet in our garden so we would like volunteers to provide their own food.
As we the work in around children and community we prefer volunteers who can spend at least 4 months to one time with us. The reason is that It takes time to get the know the children and their needs and how to help best. Language is not a problem as children can be taught various skills using English. Also the bigger children know some little English.
We can only take women or couples and only two women or a couple at one time.
Cuisine / courses
Entretien / Bricolage
Aide à la maison
Aide avec les langues
Design creatively activities with children that supports sustainable living skills, maths skills, arts, crafts, games, music, gardening, English etc.
You will be accommodated at the project, we have electricity, pump for water, kitchen and simple basic accommodation.
We are vegetarian, non-smoking, no alcohol, no drugs on the premises.
Our place is in a small village. You will get to know how Egyptian farmers and settled Bedouines live their daily lives. It is safe here.
We would like you to stay on at the project and not take any trips from here once you are here. This is due to security reasons. For your touristic purpose it is better for you to use Cairo as your base.
work will depend on mutual agreement