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Maendeleo Learning Center, CIVS Community Service, Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: CIVS Community Service
Contact Name: Jasper Malome
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Mukuru
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Service Area(s): Social Services, Education, Children and Youth Ministry, Adult Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
8.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position

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The Center was started in 2000 with the aim to uplift educational standards within the community. The nursery school started with only 10 kids, later a collaboration with the church was initiated, which resulted in the church hall being offered for a fee after which the enrollment went up to 25 and classes increased from nursery to class 5. Many kids who are attending the school had dropped out due to financial problems faced by their families. The children in the Maendeleo Learning Center are aged between 2-15 years for Pre-School to Standard 8. Now about 600 pupils are enrolled. Volunteer activities: - Assisting with the teaching of various subject like Maths, English, Science, Computer etc. - Assisting with the co-corricular activities - Mentoring students The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner will all be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project. What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc. There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 330 Euro. When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. You can get you visa at the Airport in Nairobi upon you arrival. It is also possible for you to apply for an e-Visa before your arrival via a dedicated internet portal at 'www.ecitizen.go.ke'. You can use the CIVS address as your address while in Kenya. The tourist visa for Kenya is valid for 90 days and you can renew it for another three months at the Immigration Offices in Nairobi, Mombasa or Kisumu. CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities. Fees: 2 months and longer: 200 Euro per month The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

This cost includes:

It covers the following services: - Airport transfers - 3-day orientation seminar - Introduction to the city - Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration - Coordination and office support The following costs are NOT included: - Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc - Cost of sightseeing - Visa costs - Direct donations to the project - Local travelling

Length of Trip

3 to 5 months

Initially Posted: 03/09/2016
Last Updated: 01/12/2017