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Fortune Learner's Center

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Organization:
Location: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address:
Kayole District
Nairobi, no postal
Kenya

Service Area(s): Teaching, Legal, Indirectly Serving People, Health and Medicine, Education, Early Education, Directly Serving People, Children and Youth Ministry, Business, Administrative / Office Work
Hourly Commitment:
8
Commitment is per:
Day
Number of Positions:
2

Description

PROJECT DETAILS Fortune Learners Centre is a project that was founded in year 2013 as a charity organization by 10 social workers from Kayole and Soweto slums who were working in various schools as untrained teachers. Their motivation was drawn by watching their former schools sending away vulnerable children from school due to lack of school fees. They thought how they could better the lives of these poor children who had resorted to begging in the streets. The females resorted to child prostitution. After the closure of schools in the last term of the year in 2012. The untrained teachers agreed to start a community centre to provide education, economic empowerment and HIV/AIDS education including psychological support to the orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers. Fortune?s core areas are education, orphan support and protection, economic empowerment for older orphans and caregivers, volunteer/Internships, educational trips, sports HIV/AIDS and gender based violence awareness. The school hosts nearly 100 children from extremely poor backgrounds, aged between 3 and 12 years. The children attend classes from class 1 to 8. The school has seven teachers. PROJECT ACTIVITIES ? Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts subjects ? Supporting early childhood development through age appropriate games & activities ? Helping in preparation and serving of food ? Assisting with administrative work of the school ? Providing HIV/AIDS awareness lessons to the pupils The volunteer will stay in a host family in Buruburu near the CIVS office. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner. What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc. There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. 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. 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 Masai Mara National Reserve is 330 Euro. When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. You can get you visa at the Airport in Nairobi upon you arrival. It is also possible for you to apply for an e-Visa before your arrival via a dedicated internet portal at 'www.ecitizen.go.ke'. You can use the CIVS address as your address while in Kenya. The tourist visa for Kenya is valid for 90 days and you can renew it for another three months at the Immigration Offices in Nairobi, Mombasa or Kisumu. CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities. Fees: 2 months and longer: 200 Euro per month The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

Do you require that volunteers for this position be Christian?

No

Organizational Statement of Faith:

No

Short Term Mission Trip Details


Region


Eastern Africa, Africa

This cost includes:


It 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 The following costs are NOT included: - Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc - Cost of sightseeing - Visa costs - Direct donations to the project - Local travelling