Make a REAL difference in Kenya with Education Support Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This essential program aims to help vulnerable children in Nairobi through giving them a solid education. Many of the children in the school’s Love Volunteers works with have suffered much already at a young age. Many are orphaned or have simply been abandoned. They all live in poverty and are at risk. Through a solid education this program aims to support these children and help them to create a better life and to break the poverty cycle. Volunteers will work within elementary and high schools teaching a variety of subjects. This may include mathematics, science, geography, social sciences, history, business education, English, art and music. Volunteer teachers in Kenya are not required to have teaching experience, however this would of course be advantageous. The schools selected on the program usually receive little or no government funding so are very poorly resourced. Extra teaching support is vital in classrooms with very large rolls, and which lack even basic supplies. Any teaching support given by volunteers in the schools is gratefully accepted and appreciated by teachers and students alike.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential teaching to under-resourced schools in Nairobi
- Provide an educational foundation for vulnerable children to build on and break the poverty cycle
- Improve the future prospects of the children in Nairobi
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check