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5 week Kenya Coast Community Volunteering Project - improving English, sports, building, renovating & more

Pays d’action: Kenya, Afrique
Type d’activité: Missions humanitaires, en faveur d‘enfants et de jeunes, en faveur de femmes, Enseignement
Volunteer as part of a small group of 17 to 25 year olds from around the world, in a rural village on the beautiful Kenya coast for 5 weeks. Ideal for those ready for a challenge but are short on time. Volunteers help with a variety of community projects - building or renovating classrooms and school facilities, as well as helping to improve English at the local primary school, and playing sports.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Starting from Mombasa, together with fellow volunteers you will enjoy a short briefing to introduce you to Kenya, its culture, history and language as well as covering what your role will involve whilst on project. You will live and work with a project leader supporting you on a day-to-day basis. You will spend nearly 5 weeks here on the coast living and working within the local community.

There are many schools in and around Msambweni where you can help children to improve their English. They would appreciate help with English, maths, science, music, arts and crafts, etc or a wide range of PE/sport activities. You might even like to start some after-school clubs for drama or even a choir. For part of the day you may be able to put your artistic talents to good use by painting educational murals or preparing visual aids.

After helping in the classroom, you will have the opportunity to assist on a community building or renovation project. The schools are enthusiastic about the project work you will be doing, which could involve classroom or dormitory renovation, painting and decorating or cementing mud floors. You will be assisting our team of local skilled craftsmen, providing an extra pair of hands for the heavy jobs, helping with the unskilled work whilst also learning new skills on project.

Each day you can spend some time socialising with the villagers, usually over a cup of chai (sweet tea) or lunch. This is a great chance to make new friends - they will be keen to talk about where you are from, your family and life at home, whilst you can practice your Swahili (the language spoken in Kenya). The more you put into village life and getting to know the community, the more you will understand about this amazing country, and be able to improve your skills.

At weekends you can do as you wish and explore the area - this is the perfect location for kite-surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling over the coral reef and dolphin spotting. We will include two weekends in Diani for you to explore!

At the end of the program you will fly via Nairobi for 2 nights at the Wildebeest eco-lodge with day trips to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre in Karen, and a farewell meal at the legendary Carnivore restaurant!

Groups are made up of volunteers from around the world. In the past we have had volunteers from 30+ countries join our projects.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise. Based in the UK and established in 1993, we specialise in small, group-based gap year and summer volunteering projects in Africa & Asia for those aged 17 - 25 years old. You will live with the locals as they live: you will become part of the community! We have had nearly 6,000 people from 30+ countries come with us.
En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Kenya, Afrique
Type d'activité :
Missions humanitaires,en faveur d‘enfants et de jeunes,en faveur de femmes,Enseignement
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
4 semaines/1 mois : 2300 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Every July, check with us for dates. If you can't make our dates we will do our best to arrange something suitable for you. Or you could get some friends together (minimum 4) and go whenever you like!
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Maîtrise de langues :
We require volunteers to speak English to a level where they can communicate effectively in a group and are happy to help improve basic English of the locals.
Qualifications particulières :
Volunteers need to be ready for a challenge and should be looking for a cultural experience. No specific experience required. This is not a tourist holiday, it is about cultural immersion, living as a local rather than a tourist, and adventure.
Hébergement & repas :
You will live in a basic house which has electricity (though it may be intermittent) and running water. Your meals will be provided but you will need to help your project leader with cooking, washing-up and sometimes shopping in the local villages. We encourage you to live as a local to truly appreciate their way of life, which could mean using a pit-latrine toilet (a hole in the ground).

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  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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