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School Thika, Kenya

7 reviews7

Social Worker

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Make a real social impact
4 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Expand your social consciousness
3 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Content Writer
Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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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Additional Fee Required

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


  • Intermediate English or Fluent Portuguese
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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7 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

4 Creating true social impact

3 Developing social awareness

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

2 Practicing English

1 Immersing in the local culture



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 school, as he said. I did not help with new 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 school. Money which is not invested in 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.

2 months ago



We made history together. I stayed for 2 months in Ivy League and 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 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.

5 months ago

Mary replied

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



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 3 years ago



Mary treated me like a family member. I feel really well and we had a lot of fun together. They are open for all help and we laughed a lot together with the kids. Thank you for the lovely stay!!!

almost 4 years ago



Ivy League Academy es un hermoso proyecto con un impacto social muy grande en la vida de las niñas, niños y adolescentes. Durante mi estadía pude realizar muchas actividades desde recreación, clases y hasta la construcción de un patio. Sin duda fue una experiencia que transformó mi vida ya que el proyecto es un espacio seguro para la comunidad escolar. Me gustaría destacar que para vivir la experiencia es importante es tener flexibilidad ya que la organización cambia según el acontecer y trabajar la comunicación asertiva para que puedas tener una buena estancia. Gracias por la oportunidad!

3 months ago

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