Make a REAL difference in Kenya with Education Support Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This essential program aims to help vulnerable children and adults and improve their futures. In Mombasa, volunteers can choose to work in either regular primary or high schools, a special needs residential school or a language school for adults. Schools are greatly under resourced so this volunteer support makes a huge difference to students. The Special Needs School Love Volunteers works with is extremely large with over 480 residential students, and they greatly need help to teach and care for these vulnerable children. Some of the children are severely disabled and without this school, would be at risk in the community. The school would love to have volunteers with experience in speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work, audiology or any other specialist area, however would love any volunteers who are compassionate and willing to spend time with the children. At the language school volunteers will be involved in planning and running lessons in either English, German, French and Italian, aiming to develop second languages in young adults to open up opportunities for employment abroad. At Diani Beach volunteers will work in the severely under resourced local schools, working with children who live in high levels of poverty.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential teaching to under-resourced schools in Mombasa and Diani Beach
- Provide an educational foundation for vulnerable children and adults to build on and break the poverty cycle and improve their future prospects
- Provide essential support to special needs children
- 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