Project DetailsCode: MLTV16
Start date: 01 ene 2017
End date: 31 dic 2017
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Theme: EDU, RENO
Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99
DescriptionTalek School is in the Masai Mara region rift valley in Narok county Maasai Mara National Game reserve. School has an enrollment of 825 students through the 8th grade. Currently housing 250 boys in the boarding school, there is a need for mosquito nets to protect the children from the threat of malaria. The cost is low-less than $10 per net-but out of the reach of most of these students. The day school is free tuition, but boarding fees run about $10/month in an area that is dependent on small herd livestock for income
Work And Activities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Wildlife conservation- offer volunteer placements in an effort to promote conservation education, awareness and imparting skills to local and international volunteers. Those who join the placement include students and adults who seek a break away from their jobs in pursuit of a change. Volunteers will be teaching in English, computer training, physical activities. Teach English at local school, Home stay, Develop Lesson plans, Use and share own teaching methodologies, coordinate with local teachers, help them develop conversational skills in English, Learning about different cultures at close quarters
Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in outreach programs including
• Youth mentorship programs
• Repairs and renovation
• Donating education materials e.g. books, pens etc.
• Home visits and nature walk
Day 1: Arrival and pick upfrom the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to host family home or hostel.
Day 2: Morning: registration and start of orientation. About 4 hours lecture at the home of your host. Topics covered during orientation lecture will include East African culture, history, customs, politics, geography, and necessary health precautions, and various other topics, such as the diversity of Kenyan life. Afternoon is free for exploring rural Kenyan life and getting to know your host family.
Accommodation And FoodAt a host family. Please note that you will share the typical living conditions of a Kenyan family. There will be no electricity but strong solar pannels, no shower and pipe water/taps at the accommodation. Volunteers will be using buckets for bathing. Water will be boiled for drinking purposes and those who prefer can buy bottled water.
PlaceMaasai Mara National Game Reserve is located in the Riftvalley approximately 6 hours drive from Nairobi. Transport to the project will be by public transport. The closest Market is 5 minutes walk, Post Office, Banks (ATMs), Internet and other social facilities are located in Talek Town.
NotesOrientation: Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project
Participation fee:600 Euros for 3 months