LESHUTA PRIMARY MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE EDUCATION, SUPPORT AND INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE

Project Details

Code: MLTV20
Start date: 01 ene 2017
End date: 31 dic 2017
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Category: CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL
Theme: CULT, EDU
Country: Kenya
State: Leshuta
Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Cost: 600
Currency: EUR
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

Leshuta Boarding Primary School was founded in 2011by community members, and is a mixed sex school. The boys and girls who attend leshuta are between3 and 17 years old. The school currently has 300 pupils and 10 teachers. It is a government school.Located in Mara is a large reserve in Narok County, Kenya contagious with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people ( the ancestral inhabitants of the area and their description of the area when looked at from afar, “Mara, which is Maa (Maasai language) for “spotted”, an apt description for the circles of trees, scrubs, savanna and cloud shadows that mark the area. The Maasaicommunities are one of the few remaining semi- nomadic ethnic group in Africa and live near the southern border of Kenya and Tanzania

Work And Activities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching English language, computer skills, creative arts, participating in culture events, raise environmental awareness, planting of trees and transfer of seedlings, sports and games, theatre, computer lessons, basic education, workshops, Music and intercultural events, construction sites, making bricks, construction of classrooms and painting. Volunteers will support the teachers and share culture and other activities in the classrooms in the morning. There will also be opportunity for sports and play with the children. In the afternoon volunteers will work with, Teaching English, Assisting teaching in daily classes, Providing general care and assistance in looking after the children, this will involve playing games, teaching English as basic life skills.

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 Food

At a host family. Please note that you will share the typical living conditions of a Kenyan family. There will be electricity, and clean water.

Place

Leshuta is located at Naikarra, NarokCounty in the Rift valley, approximately 5 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 Narok Town.

Language

English

Notes

Duration of the project: The program will run for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6 months. The program is running throughout the year.

Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months

Orientation: Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project.