st. joseph mixed school
We are a community school offering education to vulnerable children in Kisii ,Kenya
What We Need
On this project you will be placed in community school, and assist local teachers with daily classes in Math, English, Science, Social Studies (Geography and History), Art and Physical Education.
When & Who
What we Provide
Volunteers are accommodated in homestays with local families, who have been approved by our local team . Volunteers can expect to share a bedroom with two to four other volunteers, comprised of single beds and bunk beds with bedding provided.
Some rural home-stays, and all home-stays in Kisii, do not have electricity or running water. In these locations you can expect to find squat/long-drop toilets.
Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (Breakfast and Dinner) on weekdays and three meals during the weekends. Typical meals include Ugali, Chapatti, Chai (Tea), Bread and rice with vegetables and fruits.
$300 per month for accommodation and meals
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More Services we Offer
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onward.
Weekends - Free to explore the city, and do activities such as;
* Visit the elephant orphanage, giraffe center, mamba village
* Visit the local markets and buy souvenirs
* Go to a safari
* For those inclined to travel further away fro fun activities, one can go biking to Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha (1.5 hours from the accommodation), climb Mt. Longonot (1.5 hours from the accommodation), or visit Thompson Falls (3 hours from the accommodation).
* One could also go to Mombasa and experience sandy beaches
* Go hiking Mt. Kenya.
These services are provided on fee and it depends where the volunteer wants to go
Other Ways to Help
The volunteers will practice on how to cook African food.
Additional Info about Us
managing school children at the school
Hope mission centre is a project, which envisions in bringing social, economic transformation by educating the less fortunate children at suneka kisii county. Uganda is a country that depends on agriculture (farming) and has two growing seasons.
The first one begins in February and crops are harvested in June/ July and the second season stretches from August and runs to December/ January.
The intensive drought destroyed most of the crops causing most of the less fortunate groups of people which includes, the elderly, widows, the sick and children to go without a meal or one meal a day. There are many chances that most families are unable to support themselves and keep their children in school throughout the year. You will also notice that it is worse with millions of children living in the rural communities, slum areas and those coming from the poorest of the poor communities.
The high poverty levels in the area due to, less food production, unemployment, lack of entrepreneurship skills and poor health among the working age group together with HIV&AIDS have knit out the vulnerability web mainly among women and youth, resulting in broken families, early marriages, rape and defilement, drug addiction and abuse and increased crime toll. All these factors collectively result in causes of early deaths or imprisonment of parents, consequently making the children vulnerable. The poor yield as a result of the subsistence traditional farming. The aggravated problem therefore is the vulnerability of children rendering them unable to access their rightful basics of health care, education, good nutrition and psycho-social uplifting; that really need to be molded and empowered by them accessing basic education, treatment, with vocational skills that can make them happy, useful and resourceful citizens in society.
Therefore this project is intended to demonstrate true love to the less fortunate children and hence committed to delivering services to the true and rightful beneficiaries without any discrimination of any form and working towards considering the gender based phenomenon and working to ensure it minimizes internal and external stigmatization among the beneficiaries.This is the reason why we started this school.