Home Stay Thika, Kenya

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Teach Kids Language as You've Mad Fun!!

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What you offer

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

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.


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


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.


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

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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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  • Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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13 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Home Stay

Learning & Fun


William is an amazing guy, very courteous and ready to do what he can do to make you happy to stay in Africa and in his house. Maria is the best chef in Kenya, she cooking really really well. And I miss so much the kids, I had a great time with them and I hope that the next volunteer will be able to continue what I and Camila have started (The feed program and Girl's empowerment). Thank you so much and I hope see you soon amigo boom boom boom.



La experiencia con los niños de MEC SANTOS FC fue muy buena. Fui con mi novio y empezamos sin saber como ayudar con los recursos que teníamos (Recurso humanos no financieros). Así que empezamos a enseñar español a los chicos y finalmente surgió el proyecto de la Cooperativa para las madres de los niños, creemos que es un proyecto que ayuda a los niños y a sus familias para poder tener un medio de ingresos sostenible en el tiempo. espero que los nuevos voluntarios puedan aportar a este proyecto que necesitará de mucha asesoría para entrar en el mundo de los emprendedores. Anímate!!



The project helps a lot of kids via a soccer team,kids that without the NGO would stay in the street.Also,through it they are helped to apply to study in the schools,because it’s very expensive and their family can’t afford it.
About our experience,we focus to work with the mothers of those children,so we plant a seed to create a cooperative integrated 100% of women, we raise money to teach them the job and now their are starting to work. We believe that is a good project because to help the childs is mandatory to help the families.
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The kids are amazing! The my are simple, smart and so cute! Thay also play football very well, thay are curious and interested about everything!
William will help you a lot, in a few days you can be as "an local" eh explain everything and can help you anytime! Eh is very intelligent!
Maria (William's wife) is such a happy person and she the best food in the world!
If you want to learn, have new experiences, and live the real life, just come :) any details, feel free to contact me



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!


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About Makuyu Kids & Youth Center

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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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