There is a current lack of teachers in most schools, which are located in the outer city areas and villages due to brain drain. Many teachers have transferred to teach in Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda.
The Kenyan education system recently went through major changes when free education was provided to the primary level. More students are now going to school and so there is a shortage of teachers in the public schools. Volunteers are a welcomed resource. As a teacher volunteer, you will work in the rural schools mostly work under the direction of the headteacher.
Please note school holidays in Kenya runs from April to May and from August to September. Volunteers will teach in orphanages during this time. In Maasai, volunteers can work on other projects.
Volunteers/Interns interested in teaching must possess some kind of teaching certification, degree in education, have a major in science, math or computer-oriented classes. Volunteers without credentials are not allowed to work in this program because of the regulations. The schools require a copy of your resume, clearly stating credentials and education, before your arrival to the project.
Job responsibilities of volunteers joining as teachers vary with each school (secondary or primary). The schools provide the curriculum and teaching material. Mostly you will work in conjunction with another teacher and you will report to the head teacher.
We arrange for room, food, and supervision for volunteer from the start to the end of program. During first, week of language and cultural program, volunteers stay with one of the host family in Nairobi. The home is located 10 min drive from the city giving easy access to most part of the city.
During volunteering at the teaching project, volunteers will stay with a host family. You will either stay near the center or you will commute to the project by matatu every day. Host families will offer a separate room but you will share the bathroom with them.
You can find the details of arrangement for room/food in placement sheets provided you. Our field staff visits you every 2 weeks and maintains contact by phone or through email with volunteers who are placed in farther locations.
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