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Workcamp teaching English in Seedlings School

MAFANIKIO COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Mafanikio has been supporting Seedlings School for the past one year with providing essential needs to the school.  The school which constitutes of orphaned children, single parenthood children and low earning guardians, faced a myriad of challenges that continue to slow down its growth. Currently the school has a population of 100 pupils and the intake still continues with 7 teachers. The maximum number of students the school can accommodate is 160 pupils respectively. The major challenge in this school are the limited resources especially to pay off the teachers. This remains the biggest hurdle for the administration even thought they continue to receive tokens of appreciation.

Duration of the project: This is a 3-month long program, running January-March, May-July and September-November because of the schedule of the public schools in Kenya. April, August and December are school holidays.

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

Accommodation: Accommodation at the host family. There will be electricity, tap and clean water.

Location: Malindi county in coast province, close to Hospital, Markets, Post Office, Banks (ATMs); Internet and other social facilities are located in Malindi  town.  The region is hot and dry with a flat terrain.

Age range: 18 and over

Leisure time: gede, Vascodagama, Fort Jesus, Mombasa old town, mamangina drive, pirates beach, nyali beach, giriama beach, diani beach, sheli beach, watamu beach, watamu national marine park, portuguese church, boat tours, scuba and snorkeling. Surfing and wind surfing, malindi market.

Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As a volunteer on one of our Teaching projects, you have the opportunity to work with students of all ages from very different backgrounds and circumstances to your own, helping give them the confidence and improving their ability to use conversational English. In some countries, volunteers also have the opportunity to teach a variety of other subjects too and there is often scope to incorporate your own skills into your classroom schedule. You may be placed as an assistant to a local teacher, with another volunteer, or teaching a class independently however, all volunteers will have the opportunity to devise or contribute to lesson plans and of course, will be given guidance and help!

 

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