Resurge Children East Africa

Kisumu, Kenya, Africa
Resurge Children East Africa (RCEA) is a non-profit organisation that provides financial support to bright but needy students to enable them get secondary education. We are also focused on improving student learning and transition from primary to secondary education.

Volunteering Activities

Social Work

What We Need

Volunteer with us: as a non-profit organisation, we’re always on the lookout for new volunteers and there are lots of interesting ways you can get involved.

Volunteer at Reading For Success Project:

Across Kenya, literacy rates in primary schools are significantly lower than expected despite increased access and enrollment. The Kenyan education system is seeking to improve learning outcomes by instilling better instructional practices, expanding resources for teacher training, and developing learning materials that support multilingual literacy.


Reading for Success Project Description

Reading is fundamental to a child’s academic success and their future. It is a foundation for all learning. As fourth grade, students are expected to transition from learning to read to reading to learn. From this point on, they will use these foundational reading skills to explore and master new subjects like science, history, and geography. At this age, it is even more essential to have proficient reading skills. That is why we partner with under-resourced public schools and engage our volunteers tutors to work one-on-one with students who struggle with reading from grade one to four.

Together with our schools, the project promotes primary education outcomes through early grade literacy classes. These extra classes focuses on students with poor reading skills, harnessing the power of volunteers under the guidance of teachers to provide individualized instruction to help them master the reading fundamentals they need to reach grade level.

We work in partnership with school staff to complement what is going on in the classroom, providing expert one-to-one literacy support for children at risk of being left behind. The goal of working one-on-one with their tutors, students who were once struggling in many subjects become proud, confident readers, excited about learning and ready for success.

Literacy Classes
Reading for Success Project recognizes the challenges classroom teachers face in meeting a wide variety of student needs. Our one-on-one model:
•Provides each student with a caring coach to deliver targeted support and champion success
•Gives each student the opportunity to work at his or her own pace and at just the right level
•Offers personalized language support; a tutor can stop and discuss words and topics unfamiliar to his or her student as needed
•Allows for student choice with the guidance of a trained volunteers

Our volunteers undergo a week of training which equips them with the necessary skills for their placement. Every day, our volunteer will make a lifelong difference for kids who struggle with reading. More than simply reading with a child, our volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. It is simple, and it works. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials..

Schools Partners?

We work with under-resourced schools in Kisumu County. Our one-on-one tutoring model is proven to raise students’ reading proficiency. To qualify for our direct service, a majority of the students are enrolled at our partner schools.

What We Offer:
•Working with school leaders, we transform a classroom into a reading center, complete with a library and teaching tools managed by a full-time staff.
•We collaborates with teachers to identify students reading one month or more behind grade level, and provides them with individualized literacy instruction.
•We recruit and train volunteers to provide weekly one-on-one literacy tutoring using its evidence-based curriculum, a series of structured lesson plans that progress from phonics instructions for younger students to higher-order comprehension strategies for older students.

How it work

1.Meet the requirements. You must be 21 years or older, university/college student, undergraduate/postgraduate or P1 teacher and pass a background check, and commit to at least two hours per week.
2.Register . They follow simple steps in the registration process, including scheduling an orientation and choosing a school site.
3.Attend an orientation. Meet staff and other volunteers, and learn more about being a reading partner.
4.Get started! Schedule a session time. Once you're matched with a student you can begin tutoring!
5.Make a difference. By following a highly effective, structured, and easy-to-use curriculum, students build confidence and make impressive gains.


When & Who

From January - to December each year
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Week
Volunteers cannot take more than 3 months
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups

What we Provide

Welcome Kit
Local SIM Card

Our Fees

$5 daily
$425 One-time

We charge volunteer $ 5 per day for program fee and $ 50 one time registration fee

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off

Contact Person

Lameck Odero, CEO
P.O Box 7943-40100, Kisumu, Kenya.
67% response rate , 72 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Early grade literacy teacher/tutor

Volunteers who can make a lifelong difference for kids who struggle with reading. More than simply reading with a child, volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers.


-Backpacks filled with school supplies
- School shoes and uniforms
-Re-usable sanitary towels
-High school sponsors

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Resurge Children East Africa (RCEA) was registered and incorporated on 13th October 2015 with registration No: OP.218/051-126/9985 under section 10 of the Non-Governmental Co-ordination Act to improve primary school learning outcomes and provide financial support to bright but needy students who cannot afford to continue their secondary education.

It is our intrinsic passion to give these unfortunate kids a hope for the future by providing the necessary support to afford a chance of succeeding. As a non-profit organisation, we know that the gaps we fill are basics not covered elsewhere. Often what’s missing is the most basic of things: school fees, classroom materials, uniforms and sanitary towels.

We are dedicated to ensure that we help the poor, most of all girls by giving them an opportunity to obtain an education and resultant benefits including better education outcomes, improved chances to success in life, increased gender equality in secondary education and greater social integration.