ST’MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL
St Mary’s Girls high school Mumias is a girl’s boarding school found in Kenya located in Kakamega County among 47 counties in Kenya. It is located along Kakamega – Mumias highway. The school has a population of 889 students with 38 teachers and 26 support staff. The school is divided into 4 streams per class that is North, east, south, and west. It has got a maximum of 17 classes with one large building referred to as “Gorofa” divided to 10 rooms (classes, computer lab, and laboratory, etc.)
St. Mary’s Mumias Girls was started in 1973 as a harambee school under the sponsorship of catholic diocese of Kakamega. It was started as a boarding school with a population of 23 girls who shared their facilities with St. Ann’s Primary School.
Duration of the project: 1 to 6 months. The program is running January-June and July- December.
Orientation: Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project.
Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in the hostel or host family, tap water and electricity available.
Location: Kakamega countyCounty, Mumias sub-county, western Kenya.
Leisure time: Excursions at Kakamega Tropical Rain forest for beautiful sunrise and sun set, Lake Victoria for boat ride, hippo point and bird watch in Kisumu, visit kit mikai, crying stone.
Age range: 18 and over
Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The volunteers will be engaged mostly in teaching lessons and also computer studies; they will be involved in teaching English, French, Germany, physical education, environmental education, also in the construction of the school new dining hall.