Kenya - Teaching English and Sport
After a rocky few years, Kenya is back in fashion and welcoming travellers with open arms…finally…
Kenya is Africa’s original safari destination and has been attracting adventurers for centuries. The landscape ranges from the shores of the Indian Ocean, with its white sandy beaches and coral reefs, to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya and the wild and vast deserts of the north. National Parks are scattered across the country, each with their own unique eco-system and home to incredible wildlife struggling to evade the poacher's eye.
But it is the Kenyan people that make is such an exciting country as they are the kindest of culture. Happy to please, happy to learn…Our teaching internships are based in and around Nanyuki which is about 200km north-east of Nairobi, in the heart of Laikipia and in the shadows of the mighty Mt. Kenya - rising up a mere 5,199 metres into the sky. One to climb perhaps? There is plenty to do at the weekends with the famous Ol Pajeta Conservancy and Ngare Ndare Forest nearby.
Teach a Mix of Subjects
Education is paramount in Kenya as they are fully aware that this is the key to development and progression. In 2003, primary education was made free and an obligatory requirement for all children. This meant that there was a huge influx of children but unfortunately not enough teachers. This is still the case today and the teacher - pupil ratio is a significant problem. Volunteers are welcomed with open arms to take the pressure off the teachers and provide the children with individual attention when needed.
Our teaching internships are based in and around the town of Nanyuki. All the lessons are taught in English and many volunteers teach a variety of subjects and extra-curricular activities.
Teaching volunteers often start as classroom assistants helping the local teacher with the classes and/or working with small groups of children on conversation based tasks. Depending on your ability and preferences you may be asked to take a time-tabled class for a range of ages.
Our in-country team organise teaching workshops which focus on the cultural differences, learning basic Swahili and practical ideas for lesson planning.
Volunteers often get involved in teaching other subjects like sports, art and drama, so let us know if you have any specific skills or interests.
Interested in this; ready to enquire?
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