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What you offer

25h
Hours per week

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

Teaching Sports

Organize and teach different sports and activities.

Teaching Languages

Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Social Work

Help the local community.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

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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.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Breakfast

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

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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

Free Hiking Tours

Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Support
Support

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

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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

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The Experience

Here, we assign you a local elementary/primary or secondary/high school where you will teach language for 12 weeks (1 semester). On the side, you'll be having maximum fun interacting, playing with and having excursions with your learners. This position is so rewarding as you'll change a kid's future prospects. Knowledge of English is ESSENTIAL for success in Kenya (and in other parts of the world). When you teach a kid English, you help big time!

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Requirements

  • Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
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Jan
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

9 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Home Stay

Learning & Fun

Spain

My experience in Thika was great. William took really good care of us and the communication with him it's always easy and so nice. He will work his best to make you feel home. The food is good, and the accommodation it's nice too. I'll hardly recommend going there when the raining season it's over since it's more difficult to work with the kids when it's raining. But if you enjoy working with kids, you want to get to know a little bit more about Africa, and you are open mind, that might be your place. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information!

5 months ago

Mexico

He has a lovely family, Maria is the best. All kids of Makuyu are very nice, they have huge big dreams, they are very lovely and smarts kids.

5 months ago

Argentina

Me sentí cómoda en la casa de William. Maria cocina muy bien y es atenta. Por lo demás, sobre el tipo d experiencia, creo q tiene q ver con las expectativas d cada uno. Yo fui con muchas ganas d ayudar y hacer cosas con una amiga médica pero a ninguna d las dos se nos dio el lugar ni las herramientas para hacerlo. Me hubiera gustado un ambiente d más cooperación y compañerismo. Si me contactan les puedo contar más! William siempre me trató bien, pero varias veces hizo comentarios desubicados y poco serios.
A pesar de todo, los chicos son lo más y la rompen!

6 months ago

Spain

Una gran experiencia, fue un mes y poco y paso volando!! La verdad que fue muy enriquecedor y repetiría sin duda. Recomiendo llevar dinero ya que siempre salen gastos secundarios de transporte y demás, pero si os gusta el fútbol, los niños, la enseñanza y aprender inglés, no lo dudéis!

7 months ago

Brazil

My stay in Makuyu Kids & Youth Center were amazing.
Since the day I arrived in Kenya, William and his family treated me as a KING.
The project is very serious and well-organized. It is easy to see the love and discipline that the kids have by the activities.
All the time, we had something to do: visiting the childrens, teaching soccer skills or in educations classes.
And what is amazing in all of this, are the sharing of experiences that we can have with them.
I fully recommed William, his NGO and Kenya (beautifull land with amazing energy) for your next travel.

7 months ago
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About Makuyu Kids & Youth Center

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  • Hosted by William

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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: A few hours

About the host

We give value, and give the best experience back. We treat you as a king/queen. A visitor in an African homestead is, indeed, a King/queen. We endeavour to give you the best out of your stay with us, each day, each minute!

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