Non-Profit School Thika, Kenya

4.5
(9 reviews)9

Come help our school in Thika, Kenya

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Make a real social impact
5 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Expand your social consciousness
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What you offer

20h

Hours per week
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Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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Amount

US$ 20

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Description

Volunteers contribute US$20 per day to cater for food, transportation and other logistics.

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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
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Name
The host will pick up and drop off travelers from Drake Bay Airport (DRK) free of charge. Travelers arriving by boat in Drake Bay will need to pay for a taxi transfer to Finca Ganadito (around USD 30).
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Availability

Apr
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Jul
Aug
Sep
Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

This person will work closely with the Director to ensure the school is running smoothly. Expect errands and a flexible schedule.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Fluent Portuguese
  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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9 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Non Profit School

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Creating true social impact
  • 4 Developing social awareness
  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 4 Meeting locals
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Practicing English

United Kingdom

5

William and his family was a brilliant host they made me feel like one of there own from the very first day . the the school is a magical place which you will straight away fall in love with more than you can ever imagine I loved teaching all the children . I miss everyone so much and can't wait to return . Thank you for the best few weeks of my life

7 months ago

United States

5

I had a wonderful time in at the the school Academy in Thika with William's family. William really treats you like family and wants you to have a really good experience there. He has hosted over 100 volunteers so his family is very experienced with these experiences. William has an amazing and clear vision/plan for where he wants to take this project and he's very open about all the details and challenges that go into it. the the school has lovely students who are very excited to learn. the the school has a special welcome/goodbye parties for you. I miss everyone so much! Thank you William!

over 1 year ago

Brazil

5

We made history together. I stayed for 2 months in the the school Will was definitely the best host I could have had. I was treated like family the whole time. We got the chance to fundraise, teach kids, be part of the NGO management, negotiate land, meet families, donors, kids - it was like and MBA in international development. Also we started to build a sustainable model for the the school, so it wouldnt depend only on donations. Will is a very intelligent person with a lot of street knowledge. Also he took me to some amazing sights in Kenya like Maasai Mara and Nakuru lake.

about 2 years ago


Mary replied

Thank you so much Lucas. And indeed, together ❤ we made history.

Spain

1

I do not recommend this volunteering. Most of the agreements I made with William were not fulfilled. I did not teach, as he said. I did not help organizing the the school, as he said. I did not help with new the school projects, as he said. The only help that will be appreciated in here is how much money you can give or get by finding sponsors for the the school. Money which is not invested in the the school. It is expected from you to share all you do in your personal social media. We agreed I will stay for two months, however, William asked me to leave during the second week. Accommodation and food were ok.

almost 2 years ago

Brazil

5

The volunteer was an amazing experience! When I got there I realized all the kids were just willing for love and attention. Also, the girls don't have the same opportunities as the boys, so I had the insight to create a new project: Girls empowering. I truly believe that this project is gonna do well as it's already making positive things in there lives. William and his family made me feel like a member, I really love than..if you have any questions about anything can keep in touch with me!

over 5 years ago

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