LESHUTA PRIMARY MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE: EDUCATION, SUPPORT AND INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE
Leshuta Boarding Primary School was founded in 2011 by community members, and is a mixed sex school. The boys and girls who attend Leshuta are between 3 and 17 years old. The school currently has 300 pupils and 10 teachers. It is a government school. Located in Mara, is a large reserve in Narok County, Kenya contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar, “Mara”, which is Maa (Maasai language) for “spotted”, an apt description for the circles of trees, scrubs, savanna and cloud shadows that mark the area. The maasai community are one of the few remaining semi-nomadic ethnic group in Africa and live near the southern border of Kenya and Tanzania.
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. Please note that you will share the typical living conditions of a Kenyan family. There will be electricity, and clean water.
Location: Leshuta is located at Naikarra, Narok County in the Rift valley, approximately 5 hours drive from Nairobi. Transport to the project will be by public transport. The closest Market is 5 minutes walk; Post Office, Banks (ATMs), Internet and other social facilities are located in Narok Town.
Age range: 18 and over
Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching English language, computer skills, creative arts, participating in culture events, raise environmental awareness, planting of trees and transfer of seedlings, sports and games, theatre, computer lessons, basic education, workshops, music and intercultural events, construction sites, making bricks, construction of classrooms and painting.
Volunteers will support the teachers and share culture and other activities in the classrooms in the morning. There will also be opportunity for sports and play with the children. In the afternoon volunteers will work with, Teaching English, Assisting teaching in daily classes, Providing general care and assistance in looking after the children, this will involve playing games, teaching English as basic life skills.