Teach English to children from disadvantaged families while immersing in Kenyan culture and widening your perspective on the world.
It's very important for young Kenyans to have good ability to read and write in English. Without this skill, they will not have good future as English is one of two national languages of Kenya and is used in trade, commerce and communications. But not all Kenyans are native English speakers. They learn the language mostly in schools. The schools therefore become a very important place. But due to poor financial conditions many schools attended by students from disadvantaged family do not have proper environment to groom their students. This results in students having difficulty in developing required English skills.
Join our Teaching English volunteer project now and give hope to students attending schools in poorer region. You will find the students extremely eager to learn from an international volunteer and generally well behaved.
For Teaching English Project, the school requires a copy of your resume, which should carefully state your credentials and educations. This is because the schools only hire teachers with teaching certification, degree in education or some form of teaching experience to volunteer in the project. The regulation is strictly enforced.
You will work as an English teacher. You can start teaching straight away if you are confident of it, or you can assist the local teacher at first and start on your own when you have gained the necessary confidence. You will mostly follow the official curriculum; however, you can bring in your teaching methods also. You will be for instance encouraged to hold debates and discussions as this can increase the student’s ability to comprehend English better, encourage participate and make the class fun.
The children are aged between 5-10 years old in the primary school, and between 11 and 16 years old for junior secondary. You can also participate or organize extra-curricular activities like games and plays and play the school’s administration.
The teaching English project in Kenya is located in Nairobi. It is the capital and the largest city in Kenya. Nairobi is a modern city and a regional business hub in east Africa. Nairobi is also located close to national parks and you can go for many safari expeditions while in Nairobi. The city itself is surrounded by plains, cliffs and forest that make up the city's Nairobi National Park. You can also enjoy lively nightlife, variety of shops, restaurants and bustling market in Nairobi.