Volunteer Teaching Program in Kenya
Our International Volunteering teaching program is like the Orphanage program, tasks performed by volunteers vary. Volunteer approved to volunteer in Kenya will be contacted by the ACF before arriving to help create a “Plan of Action” for his or her volunteer trip. We simply want to learn more about your skills, goals to be accomplished, and help you create a “Plan of Action”.
Creating an action plan may sound scary to some people. Do not worry; it is nothing to be afraid of. In Fact, it should create excitement. Having an action plan will give you foresight into your upcoming trip, goals for you to accomplish, and allow you to get the most out of your volunteer experience. It will also help us identify areas of need, accomplish goals for the school and/or children it serves, and take on volunteer managed projects.
The teaching placement is located near the town of Kitale Kenya. Volunteers currently serve at the academy connected to the Liyavo Children’s Home (orphanage) in Liyavo village. The academy serves many of the local children and all of the children from the Liyavo Children’s Home attend this school. Volunteers will teach with the current teacher of the class. This ensures you are staying on track with the current curriculum. Volunteers teach for one-hour segments and change subjects each hour. Teachers get several breaks during the day.
There are accommodations for volunteers at the orphanage. We prefer volunteers stay at the Liyavo Children’s Home Monday – Friday and return to the volunteer accommodations located next to Janet’s (the Program Director) home in Kaisagat on weekends. The Kaisagat accommodations allow volunteers the opportunity to relax and unwind before starting the next week.
Please note: You no not have to be Christian to participate in this program. Our programs are open to all without religious discrimination. The Liyavo Children’s Home itself is a Christian organization and there is church service on Sundays for the children and community. We ask that those who do no prescribe to the religion of the home to respect it and if you are not comfortable with attending service on Sundays, you are welcome to return to Janet’s home in Kaisagat on weekends.
Before applying, view the 2017 Kenyan School schedule below to be sure schools will be be in session during your volunteer placement.
2017 Kenyan School Schedule
January 4 and close on April 17, 2017
Secondary schools will break for their mid-term on February 27 to March 4, 2017
May 2, 2017 and close August 4, 2017
break for their mid-term on June 19 to 24, 2017
August 28, 2017 and closing on October 27, 2017
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will begin on October 30, 2017 to November 3, 2017
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) which will begin from November 6 – 30, 2017
Who can apply?
If you are fluent in English and 18 or older, you are eligible to participate in this program. Click Here to apply.