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.
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