KAWANGWARE PRIMARY SCHOOL
The project participation fee is Euro 200 per month (for more than 1 month stay). Fee is Euro 300 for volunteers staying one month only. Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : KVDA/MLTV/2018/29
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Kenya Voluntary Development Association (KVDA) is an indigenous, non-political and membership organization which is non-sectarian and non-profit making started in 1962 as a work camp organization registered under the Societies’ Act. In 1993, KVDA was registered as a Non-Governmental organization by the establishment of the NGOs Coordination Act. KVDA has since inception hosted over 50, 000 international volunteers to its community service development projects that have left indelible mark to efforts to enhance sustainable development.
PROJECT BACKGROUND : Kawangware primary school is located on Dagoretti Sub County. It is about 15Km from Nairobi city centre. The school is in the midst of Kawangware slums. It has 26 government teachers, a population of about 1308 pupils; 619 boys and 689 girls. Also the school has an early childhood centre (ECD) with a population of 79; 39 boys and 40 girls. The school is about 15 KM from Nairobi city centre. The school is managed by 26 teachers. The ratio of teachers to pupils is 1:52. All teachers are trained. The school has 33 classrooms, 1 library, 1 kitchen, 2 food stores, 1 computer laboratory, and one office. All structures are permanent. The school has 43 toilets (17 for boys and 26 for girls). It has one toilet for ladies staff and one for male staff. There are 3 urinals for boys, 12 pit latrines (5 for boys and 7 for girls) and one changing room for girls. The school has not been doing well in KCPE exam for a number of years as the mean score has been below 200 marks. Only a few pupils have been joining secondary schools whereas majority joins private schools and village polytechnics. This was a matter of concern till 2010 when the school started posting better results as below • 2010 188.43 • 2011 209.70 • 2012 214.95 • 2013 230.33 Hopefully the year 2014 will be even better. School administration, Education officials, teachers, religious organization, pupils, parents and donors have decided to develop a way forward to raise standards and improv
Home stay and the volunteer is entitled to private room but will share other amenities and meals with the host family. It is convenient for the volunteer to carry sleeping bag, mat and personal effects. KVDA has a memorandum of understanding with the host project regarding the project costs with appropriate procedures, checks and balances.
LOCATION : Dagoretti North Constituency, Nairobi City. LEISURE : Kenya is replete with a lot of interesting and natural spectacular sites of interest that would capture the imagination of volunteers. From the tour to the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve to visits to local community beholding sights, the volunteers have the previledge to make choices that would fundamentally make the difference. The project also offers a perfect opportunity for people who enjoy being close to nature and are interested in the spectacular setting that traditional way of living in the heartland of the African culture would enrich your cultural heritage.
PROJECT START DATES : It is recommended that volunteers applying to join this project should be aware that school terms in Kenya start at the beginning of the following months January, May and September 2018. Schools in Kenya have three holiday seasons; April, August, November and December annually This means the volunteers wishing to participate in this project should arrive in Kenya at the start of January, towards the end of April and towards the end of August 2018. FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION : The project participation fee is Euro 200 per month (for more than 1 month stay). Fee is Euro 300 for volunteers staying one month only.