Teaching at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Basic Information

Address: Kakuma1 Zone4 Block6
Phone Number: +254100802708
Director: Lyama Amadi

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 Teaching at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
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 Teaching at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Women Empowerment,Education,Livelihood and Conservation Of Environment
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Refugees And Host communities
Ages for Volunteer: 18 to 70
Hours of Service: 3 to 6 hours a day
Minimum Hours of Service Required: 2hours
Days of Service: Monday To friday
Languages: English
Languages used as a Medium: English
Experience Required:
  • Commitment.
  • Communication.
  • Compassion.
  • Leadership.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Teamwork.
  • Time management.
Programs Open To: -Providing high-quality education for young children aged 3 to 6. -Ensuring the safety and well-being of young children and protecting them from domestic incidents. -Allowing parents to manage their daily activities without the added stress of childcare. - Encouraging children to develop into independent thinkers and inquirers. -Enhancing the literacy of refugees at Kakuma Refugee Camp. -Preparing children to become future role models and leaders.
Travel Arrangements:

After confirming your placement, book flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the sole international airport in Kenya. From there, book a flight to Lodwar (Turkana) departing from Wilson Airport in Nairobi. Our Director or Program Manager will arrange airport pickup in Lodwar, Turkana County, and transport you to the volunteer hotel in Kakuma town.

Participants Work: provide the time, skills, expertise and points of view that enable our organisation to pursue programs and activities that benefit the community
Application Process:

Once you apply our team will respond you as soon as possible.

Visa Requirements:

You will need to get a Single Entry Visa or possibly a tourist visa to volunteer with us.
The organization will write you an invitation letter to facilitate you with the visa application.
You can visit the link below

Program Highlights:
  • Painting educational murals
  • Teaching English, Math, and various subjects
  • Organising games and arts activities
  • Sharing love and care with children
  • Empowering them by sharing your own culture
  • Providing support for extracurricular activities
Mission Statement:

The Tahirih Pre-school program is our flagship initiative, and it is designed to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for young children. We provide high-quality early childhood education while helping them to develop their social, emotional, and academic skills.

The quality education program aims to provide all children, regardless of their socio-economic background, with access to quality education that promotes their intellectual, social, and emotional development. Through our program, we strive to empower students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and responsible global citizens who are capable of contributing positively to their communities and the world. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment that values diversity, equity, and social justice, and to equipping our students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to succeed in the 21st century.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe that each child is a unique individual and that all children can learn. Our preschool program provide inclusive settings that recognize children's varied abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles. We believe children learn best through meaningful play.

Program History:

The Pre-school, established at the outset of 2018, was born from the necessity to address the challenges faced by vulnerable families with young children. These families often had to leave their children unattended while they attended to daily duties, which posed significant risks in the precarious environment of Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

In response, the local org has created a multifaceted "community hub" that serves a range of critical functions:

  • Providing early childhood education aligned with the Kenyan National curriculum.
  • Offering essential daily meals for young children.
  • Furnishing a secure and nurturing environment for the little ones.
  • Creating employment opportunities for staff.
  • Teaching vital life skills (e.g., COVID safety and gardening) that can be applied at home and shared with families.

-Compliant Learning Resources
-The Great Outdoors
-Tahirih preschool pyjama day
-Family learning program
-Open afternoon

Additional Information:

Participating in our teaching volunteer project in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, provides you with the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others and contribute to making the world a better place. Additionally, it enhances your CV, offers valuable work experience in an African context (Kakuma refugee camp), and allows you to apply your creative skills. Upon completion, you will receive a recommendation and a certificate.