Helping the community

About the Project


This project in Kenya was created with the help of volunteers, in the past, with the objective of providing quality education to children of humble origins in the community who cannot afford to study. Children aged between 3 and 12 receive free education as well as clothes, shoes, food and school supplies through donations. Teachers receive a salary through a church in Canada that knew about the project a few years ago and continue to bear this cost. The project makes a difference in the lives of many children, but it still needs a permanent structure and expansion so that it can serve the entire community. The place has the potential to cultivate agriculture and dairy products, but it is not yet able to produce independently.




Activities


  • Teach English in kindergarten.
  • Recreation with children.
  • Construction - of a permanent classroom or a support house; (if any construction is in progress during your stay)
  • Help with fundraising for the purchase of building materials, food, clothing, school supplies.
  • Establishing and training community members as entrepreneurs and educating them on farming methods so that they can maintain the school with food they grow themselves and lower grocery costs.
  • Train community members to acquire different skills like entrepreneurship, computer, leadership and craft skills.
  • Assist in the sustainable development of the region with innovative ideas.
Volunteers are expected to be proactive, creative, flexible and available to help with whatever is needed during the trip. We suggest that, for the interest of our volunteers, carrying out fundraising campaigns or materials to be donated to the project.




Important Information


Project duration: Min 1 week - max 12 weeks. Location: Kisii Arrival airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) or Kisumu International Airport. (Kisumu) Working hours: Usually 5 days a week, 9am to 4pm, all other time is free. Requirements: To be over 18 years old or to be accompanied by a responsible person at least 18 years old. Criminal record certificate. (issued online and free of charge). Yellow fever vaccine with international vaccination certificate. Covid-19 vaccination certificate. Travel insurance.




Accommodation


You will be accommodated in a local host family. Accommodation is simple, with 3 meals a day prepared by the family. Living daily with a family will provide you with great experiences and learning.




Program fees


1 week - US$ 161,00 / € 136 2 weeks - US$ 296,00 / € 251 3 weeks - US$ 440,00 / € 374 4 weeks - US$ 575,00 / € 488 Special values for long stays from 4 weeks. Request a quote. Important: Include US$ 40 / € 37of IMPACT registration fee. Payment methods Registration fee: paid when signing the contract via paypal or bank transfer. Program fee: via paypal or bank transfer up to 45 days before departure.




What’s included


  • Accommodation with a local host family;
  • Introduction to the project and community tour;
  • 3 meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Assistance from our local partner and IMPACT 24/7;
  • Project support;
  • Manual of the volunteer and the chosen destination.




What's not Included


• Flights;
• Transfer roundtrip - € 140 / US$ 160 for up to 7 people - must be paid directly to the driver;
• Travel insurance (mandatory);
• Visa costs - when necessary;
• Free activities.