BAS EDUCATION CENTRE
Kayole Junction Estate, Nairobi County - Kenya - Projet permanent
Projet Social - Work with kids - Education
- Volontariat International
- 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
- 2 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 250 EUR de frais de participation
Bas (Best Affordable Services) Educational Centre is a project that was established in 2014 as a charity organization in Spring Valley, Matopeni, slums. It focuses on children from extremely poor backgrounds. The founder’s motivation was drawn by former schools within the community sending away vulnerable children from school due to lack of school fees. He thought on how he could better the lives of the bright poor children whom some resorted to begging in the streets and the females resorted to child prostitution. After the close of schools in term three in 2013, he founded a centre to provide education, economic empowerment and HIV and AIDS education including psychosocial support to the orphans and vulnerable children. The Centre’s core projects are education, orphan support, protection, economic empowerment for older orphans and caregivers, volunteering, internships, educational trips, sports, HIV &AIDS education and gender based violence. The school hosts nearly 200 children from extremely poor backgrounds, aged between 3 and 12 years. The children attend classes from kindergarten to class 7. The school has seven teachers and eight classes. They also engage in agriculture practice so as to help in feeding program for the students in the school. The organization has also a registered self-help group that deal in table banking which assists the project staff and the community members.
CIVS Kenya is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Kenya. We pursue an integrated socio-economic and cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion of Kenyan communities under the maxim “development by people”. We believe that people should retain the responsibility for their own development while CIVS supports, guides and mentors their efforts with innovative and customized high quality services. CIVS achieves this aims through its two program areas: International Voluntary Service (IVS) and Community Development.
Helping in preparation of meals, serving and feeding of the children Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Creative arts subjects Supporting early childhood development through age appropriate games & activities Assisting with administrative work in the school Providing HIV/AIDS awareness lessons to the pupils Assisting in teaching foreign languages and computer basics Assisting with designing of the school website and social media management Informal education which includes dress making, beads making, khaki bag making etc.
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteer will stay in a host family in Kayole. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.
Emplacement & Temps libre
The project is located in Kayole Junction Estate, Nairobi County of Kenya. CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction and project placement. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities. Participation fee: 250€ for 1 month / 200€ per month when the project lasts at least 2 months. The fee is non-refundable and has to be paid upfront or upon arrival in full. The fee paid covers the following services: Airport transfers 3-day orientation seminar Introduction to the city Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration Coordination and office support