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Workcamp raising environmental awareness

MARA HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

This is a boarding school with 525 pupils aging from 2-18 years old at the heart of a small community about an hour’s drive north of Mara Plains Camp in a stunningly beautiful area. The school was built in part by the Olare Orok Conservancy Trust, and aspires to become ‘a school of excellence’.  The school itself is very basic and there is much potential to develop the facilities further. Thanks to the Headmaster, there is noticeable pride in the school by both the community and the children. The school has five classrooms and a pre-school unit.

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.

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

Accommodation: At a host family or at school. There will be electricity, but no shower and pipe water/taps at the accommodation.

Location: Maasai National game reserve, Narok County

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: 600 for 3 months according intelligent answer

Leisure Activities: Maasai mara national Game réserve cultural exchange, excursions. The visits are done during the weekends. Volunteers can as well visit a local market, attend church, play soccer and participate in other community activities

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPOSBILLITIES

Environmental conservation: in this program, we promote and conserve our natural environment which a habitat of then the beautiful wild animals, birds, insects just to mention but a few by participating in environmental activities including tree planting, constructing gabions to curb soil erosion among others within Masai Mara.

Wildlife conservation:  offer volunteer placements in an effort to promote conservation education, awareness and imparting skills to local and international volunteers. Those who join the placement include students and adults who seek a break away from their jobs in pursuit of a change.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in outreach programs including

• Sporting
• Youth mentorship programs
• Repairs and renovation
• Donating education materials e.g. books, pens etc.
• Home visits and nature walk

 

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