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St. Michaels Day Care Center

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Location: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Kwale District
Ukunda, no postal

Service Area(s): Teaching, Education, Early Education, Directly Serving People, Children and Youth Ministry, Babysitting / Childcare / Nursery, Arts and Humanities
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Established in 2013, St. Michaels Day Care is a center, for the preschool aged children of Ukunda area. Many of the parents find themselves away from the area the entire day in the quest for food, water and work and are not able to afford to pay house helps to take care of their children. The day care centre takes care of children whose parents have low-income jobs or are unemployed, mostly women with semi-permanent jobs are using the day care. While they go looking for work, St Michael?s provides a safe place for their small children by providing meals and basic education. Since the target group is quite poor and due to the scarcity of foodstuffs, many of the children of the center find their only meal of the day here. Volunteer activities: - Assisting with the preparation of meals and feeding of the children - Developing age appropriate sports activities to promote the health of the children - Developing extra-curricular activities (in- and out-door) to develop the creativity of the children The volunteer will stay in a host family. Meals will be provided in the host family. 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 ''. 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. Assisting in teaching children basics of language, speaking, writing, etc.

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Short Term Mission Trip Details


Eastern Africa, Africa

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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