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What you offer

8h
Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Teaching Languages

Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Social Work

Help the local community.

Photography

Take great photos.

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What you get

2
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

Verified hosts
Verified Hosts

Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.

Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.

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The Experience

Worldpackers will stay in touch with me, find out more about our children's lives, their strengths and weaknesses in education, do jobs around the school, tutor children who need help with different subjects, take photographs/videos for fundraising purposes, assist with health checks up for the children, and improve meal plans. Feel free to try your own ideas too!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Oct
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
12 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

19 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

NGO

Learning & Fun

Brazil

Fui surpreendida ao passar os 30 dias mais especiais e transformadores da minha vida. É realmente na simplicidade que encontramos as melhores e mais profundas respostas, foi no sorriso de cada uma dessas pessoas, foi na rotina de lavar roupas e admirar a natureza, foi no silencio de um céu estrelado em Makuyu que encontrei o que precisava e me reconectei comigo e com minha essência. Se eu puder humildemente te dar um conselho é VIVA ISSO, vá de coração aberto, sem expectativas e com muito amor para compartilhar <3 Makuyu estará pra sempre no meu coração e nas minhas orações, espero voltar.

13 days ago

Brazil

My experience was incredible, I spent the best moments of my life there. Of course, you have your difficulties like bathroom and shower. But who goes there knows. They welcomed me like a brother, the children are sweethearts, I miss them very much. I will certainly come back, I am grateful for everything.

29 days ago

Colombia

After 3 months in Makuyu, I feel thankful because I achieved what I was expecting.

I came here to serve and help in any task; it didn't matter if it was to clean, sweep floors, wash clothes or even a toilet. Everything was for the kids and thats what really matters.

I also learnt how to cook traditional food, went to church and school with the kids, watch movies, play and share with them. I also tried to do my best during nights, assisting teaching math, english, science or even social studies. I also learnt a lot of swahili words.

This is the perfect place to live a simple life.

3 months ago

Brazil

Meeting the children of MEI was one of the most intense experiences of my life, a mixture of feelings during the three months I spent there helped me to evolve in every way.
I will take friends from home, volunteers and children always at heart. Go from the open heart and learn from these children what happiness is.
About security, infrastructure, donations, staff, activities and food, feel free to send me messages. (some details are important to know to avoid surprises).
Already leaves there feeling miss...

4 months ago

Brazil

It was a fantastic experience, the children are really amazing, extroverted and educated.
One month together and I will never forget them. I believe that a better description of the work, recommendations and conditions of the place would avoid surprises.

4 months ago
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About Makuyu Education Initiative

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We are very transparent, accountable, and efficient organization that deeply cares about the children and wants to make a real difference in their lives.

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