Location
  • Kenya
    • Nairobi
Length
1 to 30 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
14
Age Max
75
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
35
Price Details
In Summary, the fee includes:

Accommodation
Airport Pick up
Program Orientation
In-country support
Pre-departure information
Certificate of completion
Breakfast and Dinner
Not included in the fee:

Drop off
Laundry
Local SIM card you need to purchase
Tour / Safaris
Volunteer T-shirt
Visas
Airfare
Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
Daily transportation to the project sites
Airport return transfer
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Oct 19, 2023
Oct 12, 2023
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About Program

Are you a teacher who's looking for international teaching experience or an aspiring teacher? join our volunteer program aims to give the children in the surrounding slums and villages a more sustainable education. Our teaching covers Children’s home evening classes, Kindergarten/Baby classes, Primary School, Secondary School, and vocational centers, helping in any of the following, teaching;
• Any of the 6 official languages of the United Nations basic languages ( Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish)
• Mathematics, Biology, and Physics to our Secondary Schools and Primary Schools
• Cooking and Baking assistant
• Artwork and Painting assistant
• Computer training assistant
• Sports
• Music Instructor
• Yoga Instructor
• Nail Art and Beauty
• Teach massage therapy at our Vocational Centre
• Sewing and Fashion Technology lessons
• Health talks assistant
• Life Skills
• Finance literacy and Business management
• Farming/ Agriculture

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here. Learn more about how UCESCO Africa is promoting ethical volunteering.

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Program Highlights

  • You will have opportunity to experience the true African way of life, which will expand your perspective of the world, and memories that you'll never forget during your weekend excursions & safaris
  • The programs are many and suitable for volunteers from the age of 14 years and above, High School & University Students, Professionals, Couples & Families with their children, and Adults of 50+ years
  • After the completion of your online/ Onsite volunteer offer, UCESCO will write you a good and official recommendation letter and Certificate of appreciation/Recognition for your time and service to us
  • Our project site is truly an exciting place to be, a place where you can really make a difference. UCESCO - Kenya has a 100% safety record & we try to maintain it as Kenyans are friendly by nature.
  • Orientation of activities is done every Monday to understand all other programs we have in case you are flexible & interested to help other programs/activities. Opportunity to rotate to other program

Program Impact

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN EDUCATION

1566 participants were reached with protection and education program interventions.
1354 girls directly benefited.
Built schools.
Empowered 213 Kibera slum girls in sports (rugby, swimming, and football) as one way of giving them opportunities to earn from their God-given talents.
72 caregivers trained on a parental role in early childhood education.
Set up 3 day-cares in Kibera and Mathare to save young children from fire outbreaks that occur when their parents are not around.
Established 3 vocational training centers for girls and women to give them an opportunity to acquire different skills.

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Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Marja
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Exceeded my expectations

At 54, it was my first time volunteering and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. With UCESCO, everything was well taken care of. I lived in a building with other volunteers, who were btw just amazing!!! Bonding among volunteers was facilitated by shared meals, prepared by a very special local lady, who also supported us in many other ways. This allowed me to focus 100% on the project (teaching in high school). Most UCESCO people I worked with, used to or still live in the slums,  so their involvement is selfless and truly comes from the heart. I have now witnessed first hand how a small NGO works and can highly recommend volunteering with UCESCO. Their work addresses a major problem in Africa, and seeing this work from the ground was an amazing experience.

Pros
  • Volunteer stay well organized
  • Safe
  • Friendly atmosphere
Cons
  • None
30 people found this review helpful.
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Anthony
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent

Each member of UCESCO is a fundamental piece for the organization. Thanks to them, volunteers can feel comfortable and make proposals to contribute to the projects. The organic environment is about work. But also about friendship. The UCESCO family is creating long-term sustainable solutions. Through agreements with different schools, orphanages, and organizations. Without a doubt, volunteering with this organization It is a right decision if what you want is to create an impact on the society of this country

29 people found this review helpful.
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Dennis
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

NGo management

I've had the privilege of being closely associated with UCESCO Africa, and I must say, their NGO management is truly exemplary. UCESCO Africa is an organization that stands out for its commitment to making a positive impact on communities across the continent. Here's why I believe their NGO management deserves a top rating:

Clear Vision and Mission: UCESCO Africa operates with a clear and noble vision of creating a better future for Africa through education, healthcare, and sustainable development. Their mission is not just a statement; it's a driving force that motivates every member of the organization.

Transparency and Accountability: One of the most impressive aspects of UCESCO Africa is its unwavering commitment to transparency and accountability. They go above and beyond to ensure that every donor's contribution is used effectively and efficiently. Their financial reports are readily available for scrutiny, and they provide regular updates on project progress.

Effective Project Management: UCESCO Africa excels in project management. They carefully plan and execute projects, ensuring that resources are utilized optimally. Their teams on the ground are dedicated and passionate about their work, which reflects in the successful outcomes of their initiatives.

Community Engagement: What sets UCESCO Africa apart is its deep engagement with the communities it serves. They don't impose solutions; instead, they collaborate with local communities to understand their needs and co-create sustainable solutions. This approach leads to projects that truly make a difference.

Innovation and Adaptability: UCESCO Africa is not afraid to embrace innovation and adapt to changing circumstances. They are constantly seeking new ways to address complex challenges, leveraging technology and partnerships to maximize their impact.

Empowering Leadership: The leadership at UCESCO Africa is inspirational. Their dedication to the cause, their ability to inspire others, and their tireless efforts to drive positive change are commendable.

Global Collaboration: UCESCO Africa understands the importance of global collaboration. They actively seek partnerships with other NGOs, governments, and international organizations to leverage resources and expertise for larger-scale projects.

Pros
  • Efficiency and Productivity
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
Cons
  • None
35 people found this review helpful.
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Jakob
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime

A wonderful program with lots of opportunities to improve the life of kids and communities in Kenya. Hard working and kind staff who are always open to suggestions and feedback. Definitely coming back asap to continue working on some of these projects closest to me. The country and the people are simply wonderful. Thanks UCESCO for giving me this opportunity and thanks to all the amazing volunteers I've met and become friends with. Many of my future holidays will consist of visiting Kenya and UCESCO.

Pros
  • Help improve lives
Cons
  • None
31 people found this review helpful.

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